On the Software Heritage archive portal, more than 4 billion files from more than 80 million origins are now available! OpenAIRE and Software Heritage work together to enable references and citations to software projects in Software Heritage to become soon visible in the OpenAIRE portal, providing a valuable new tool to the Research Community.
The basis has been laid for the addition of CRIS systems as data providers into the OpenAIRE aggregation. The OpenAIRE CRIS Guidelines aggregate richer, contextualized research information in addition to descriptive metadata about publications and datasets. Funder or national CRISs can provide authoritative information about the funding they provide (the funding programmes, the calls) and the funded projects, while institutions can provide the links between outputs and funded projects, information about their organisational structure and, the equipment used in their projects for the production of their datasets.
OpenAIRE, RDA, Research and Training: our Greek NOAD gives an insight
Elli Papadopoulou, librarian at ATHENA Research & Innovation Center and OpenAIRE NOAD for Greece talks to the EC about her involvement in RDA, the importance of data sharing and the future of European research. She currently co-chairs the RDA Early Careers Engagement Interest group, introducing European early career researchers & scientists to RDA and supporting the Working and Interest group activities.
ResourceSync and Signposting are two supporting technologies towards the transition to Next Generation Repositories. Repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, not fully reaching their potential. To leverage the value of the repository network, we need to equip it with a wider array of roles and functionalities, which can be enabled through new levels of web-centric interoperability.
Access to and preservation of scientific information in Europe
The final NPR report on the effectiveness of the EC’s OA Recommendations shows that the majority of the countries that have adopted it, are already implementing, or currently discussing policies for open access to publications at the national level and they report an improved situation. Various levels of progress are observed in policies for research data across Member States, funders and institutions, while data management plans and FAIR data appear to becoming part of policy and strategy design.