What a whirlwind this past year has been! The pandemic has brought so many changes and new norms in our lives, and it was amazing to see how fast we adapted to many of them. Above all, we want to wish you and your loved ones happy holidays, and we hope 2021 will bring us all a fresh light, and a return to a safe and more 'normal' life.
Your collaboration counts
If there's one thing we learned from 2020, it is the importance oflistening to science and the importance of sharing, reusing and making available to allthe wealth of global science. That’s why we are more committed than ever to our mission to help researchers sharing their work, by building the future of knowledge sharing services together.
Turning open science into practice
2020 has been a busy year for us, with plenty happening over the past 12 months.
Our network has grown, observing the successful solidification of our legal entity, OpenAIRE A.M.K.E., with a growing European membership base reaching to 46 members from34 countries.
Our technical team has focused on delivering the OpenAIRE Research Graph, showcasing the power of collaborative international efforts to map science, and on putting the final touches onArgos, our data managementtool. Both to be fully rolled out in early 2021.
In the meantime, we have become a member of the newly formedEOSC Association and we look forward to playing a pivotal role in the European #openscience landscape.
OpenAIRE-Nexus, our new H2020 project starts in January 2021. We will continue to enhance our services and offer them as part of the EOSC catalogue, but we will also extend our portfolio with services for metrics (Open Citations), institutionalpublishing (Episciences) and OA costs(OpenAPC).
Moving forward into EOSC at fulll speed, we are repackaging and repurposing theOpenAIRE Guidelines for Content Providers and our Validator Service so that they become a vehicle for FAIR compliance, a key aspect for the emerging #openscience infrastructure.
So stay tuned!
We thank you for helping us to achieve a common vision for open science and are looking forward to working with all of you in the new year. Meanwhile, let's all stay safe and healthy.