New repository tools and services, Visual Project Explorer (VIPER) and a novel recommender service
At the end of 2017, OpenAIRE launched an open call for tenders for a total of 80.000 Euros, seeking innovative ideas that would improve the OpenAIRE infrastructure services and/or its overall uptake. Five out of 13 proposals received, have been selected for funding, two in the area of “Repository tools and services” and three in the area of “Value-added services”.
COAR recommendations for next generation repositories
On a dedicated website and through GitHub, 11 new behaviours for next generation repositories and a snapshot of the current status of technology, standards and protocols to support each behaviour are now available. COAR welcomes community feedback about existing recommendations and suggestions for other technologies not yet identified.
FOSTER releases the first draft of the Open Science Training Handbook. 14 experts from 10 countries have worked for five days to create the first draft of what will become a comprehensive overview of practical resources and tools to support trainers who would like to teach and inspire researchers on Open Science topics. The Handbook is open for comment/feedback until March 4th, 2018!