Plan S: A European Open Access Mandate

cOAlitionS Visual 200OpenAIRE welcomes the announcement of the ambitious ‘Plan S’, launched by cOAlition S, a coalition of 11 national funding organisations. This is an important step towards an open and transparent environment for research, where all kinds of research outputs can be openly accessed, linked, enriched and archived. We expect that this initiative will accelerate the transition to Open Access and Open Science, complementing the existing efforts, with the aim of making all publicly funded research publications Open Access by 2020.

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Four billion software files are open to all: the Software Heritage archive is finally online!

On the Software Heritage archive portal, more than 4 billion files from more than 80 million origins are available since June 7, 2018, date of the official opening ceremony held at the UNESCO, in the presence of sponsors and partners of Software Heritage. 

The Software Heritage archive plays an important role in Open Science: it preserves software source code, ensuring it will be accessible in the long term, and provides intrinsic persistent identifiers for software artefacts that enable not only access, but also verifiable integrity, contributing to making reproducibility and assessment of science more resilient.

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Open Science in practice in FP9

OpenAIRE has issued some recommendations for solidifying and advancing open science in FP9. 

FP9 is about carrying out research through mission oriented goals, co-creation and co-design, and is about responsible and reproducible research that provides sustainable approaches to societal problems in an ever growing arena of data where fact-checking and evidence policy are in the centre.

It is thus more important than ever to strengthen Open Science in its many incarnations and empower Europe via a collaborative approach to open infrastructures for open science, across all borders and all domains.

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Launch: OpenMethods - Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools

OpenMethods: Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools

On September 22nd 2017, the Editorial Team of “OpenMethods: Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools” had its kick-off meeting. Together with Chief Editor Delphine Montoliu and the Management Team,  Digital Humanities experts from all over Europe discussed  the further direction of this new initiative lead by Humanities at Scale (a DARIAH-EU H2020 project) in cooperation with OPERAS.

What Is "OpenMethods"?

“OpenMethods” is a metablog highlighting curated content from the field of Digital Humanities Methods and Tools, an area currently under-represented in peer-reviewed DH literature. With the enormous amount of material available online, from blog posts to articles and expert reports, a dedicated platfrom is needed to highlight and promote, especially valuable multilingual and multidisciplinary, Open Access content to the community in order to showcase analyses and results, facilitate interdisciplinary and international knowledge exchange, and accelerate the empowerment of the research community.

Using a metablog approach, members of the “OpenMethods” Editorial Team post already published content and promote it on the “OpenMethods” website. Over the last few weeks, the Editorial Team has already started to populate the blog with highly interesting content in various languages.

To take “OpenMethods” to the next level, directly to the pulse of the community as a collaborative and interactive forum, the Editorial Team needs input from the DH community. Therefore, members of the DH community interested in digital methods and tools are warmly invited to apply to join OpenMethods as Volunteer Editors to and advise the Editorial Team on the choice of content. The Editorial Team selects high-quality resources from amongst the Volunteer Editors’ nominations via a voting system, curate, and categorize the content according to the TaDiRAH Taxonomy to make it easier for readers to identify content that is relevant for them.

How to  support "OpenMethods"

Read more about becoming a Volunteer Editor on the OpenMethods website and register now! The Volunteer Editors of the Week are named in person, and write and sign their own introductions on republished content. In the future, especially active volunteer editors will have the opportunity to become expert members of the core editorial team. If you are not sure about joining “Open Methods” as a Volunteer Editor, but have interesting content to share, you can always use Submit a Content to draw the Editorial Team’s attention to content anonymously. 

Spread the word about the new “OpenMethods” metablog website in your community and provide feedback on the website! Contact OpenMethods Chief Editor, Delphine Montoliu, and the Management Team via . Stay up to date with new content by following “OpenMethods” on Twitter (@openmethods_dh) or by subscribing to our RSS feed.

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Strengthening Science: How Effective is Horizon2020 So Far?

OpenAIRE has been used as a source for data to measure the 'impact' of Horizon2020 so far. Open Access is a vital part of that...
The EC has released an interim set of working documents to measure the impact and effectiveness of the Horizon2020 Work Programme. Although it is still in the early days, the Work Programme is proving so far a success in terms of relevance, efficiency,  and coherence.

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EU and Latin America working together towards a common Open Access implementation

OA repositories are connected through regional and thematic networks. Two of the largest regional networks are OpenAIRE in Europe and LA Referencia in Latin America. Given the truly international and collaborative nature of research, these networks must also be connected and aligned around issues such as policy, technologies and services.
LA Referencia and OpenAIRE are collaborating to expand the adoption of guidelines developed through OpenAIRE in Latin America in order to demonstrate of the value of repository interoperability.

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Charting the road to open peer review

workshop2016OpenAIRE is involved in numerous activities and events to aid and move forward the different aspects of Open Science. Among them we are investigating Open Peer Review through surveys, experiments and workshops. View a summary of our activities and parcicipate in our ongoing survey.


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