OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC-hub get together to support Open Science and the European Open Science Cloud initiative
Two flagship EC initiatives, OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC-hub open a new exciting chapter in their collaboration with the signing of their collaboration agreement on Monday, 30 April 2018. The agreement solidifies the projects’ ambition for Europe to become a global leader in digital and open science to ensure that scientists reap the full benefits of open data-driven science. Science requires a joint effort and new tools are needed to harness all the relevant information within the research process, while delivering easy ways to implement open science. Together, we will provide a set of services and resources that will become part of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).
New EC’s recommendations stress on the key importance of open science practices for advancing research in Europe
The European Commission has released a new set of recommendations to the Member States that offer guidance and propose the best way to implement and support open science practices. They replace the recommendations of 2012 which set out clear guidelines as to how publicly funded work should be made openly and freely available. This was followed by a robust mandate regarding the EC H2020 open access policy requirements, in which OpenAIRE has played an instrumental role, especially in its outreach activity led by National Open Access Desks (NOADs) in each Member State (and beyond), that ensures an effective support mechanism for the mandate and implementation of the recommendations.
Check out some of the most recent content providers!
OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth. This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets. OpenAIRE has 1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals. In 2018, OpenAIRE continues receiving the registration of new content providers from a variety of typologies: Institutional Repositories, Institutional Repository Aggregators, Thematic Repositories and Journal Aggregators / Publishers.
The Spanish State Plan for Research, Development and Innovation has been published
In January 2018, the Spanish Government published the State Plan for Research, Development and Innovation 2017-2020 that includes important news on open access to scientific publications and research data. The State Plan is the main instrument of the State Government for developing and achieving those objectives set at the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020, and at the Europe 2020 Strategy. National Plan’s funding priorities are granted through competitive calls for projects funding, launched on a yearly basis.
Preparing the next generation of citizen scientists via the study of earthquakes
‘Schools Study Earthquakes’ is a joined initiative of Ellinogermaniki Agogi and the National Observatory of Athens. This activity aims to involve students in science exploration and discovery. Students are working in groups analyzing data and producing reports with their findings. In the next academic year, the plan is to offer to students a series of open science services to further support their work. OpenAIRE within the framework of the OpenAIRE-Advance project will enable the students to publish their work in a scientific student’s journal, the “Open Schools Journal for Open Science”!
eInfraCentral brings researchers the catalogue of various European e-services
eInfraCentral creates a common service catalogue in collaboration with Europe’s leading e-infrastructures (EGI, EUDAT, GEANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE) and develops a portal through which to access it. The eInfraCentral Portal aims to help researchers find information about a broad range of e-infrastructure services they may be interested in, discover new ones, compare various service offerings in one place, and assess the relevance of the offered services by rating them and leaving feedback. Along with OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC-hub, eInfraCentral is one of the key building blocks of the future EOSC Portal as recognised in the European Commission’s Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud (March 2018). The beta version of the eInfraCentral gateway is available for browsing without registration: http://beta.einfracentral.eu