Athens Conference: Policies, infrastructures and services serving Open Science
What are the elements required in the transition to open access? How do we change the culture to publish research in a more open manner? What tools and services are needed to support research? These and other key topics will be presented over the three day conference.
The OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Pilot has been granted an extension. A recently held workshop on the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot was organized by LIBER to involve all stakeholders and presented a report on a more sustainable OA Market. Read more for a summary of the day and details about the Pilot extension period.
Results from over 3,000 respondents show open peer review is moving mainstream!
Open peer review (OPR) is a cornerstone of the emergent Open Science agenda. Yet to date no large-scale survey of attitudes towards OPR. OpenAIRE is hence proud to release the results of its survey conducted in Autumn 2016, which gauged the views of over 3,062 editors, authors and reviewers. The results show that OPR is moving mainstream, with respondents reporting high levels of enthusiasm and experience.
The 8th OpenAIRE workshop took place as part of the RDA Ninth Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, and explored legal hindrances and possible solutions to open up research data. With the presentation of legal studies in making data open and interoperable, lessons learnt from the funders and with a critical understanding of issues related to text and data mining, data privacy and licenses, the event was an excellent opportunity to deepen all these issues. Check out the recordings and presentations!
Promoting the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.
Six organisations recently announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. OpenAIRE is proud to be amongst the initial group of 33 organisations, including The Internet Archive and Mozilla, to formally put their name behind I4OC as stakeholders in support of openly accessible citations.