OpenAIRE Newsletter July 2017

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Participate in the Open Science Fair

Binding policies and research flows, infrastructures and services with people

NIARXOS2OpenAIRE, along with our partner EC-funded initiatives OpenUP, OpenMinTeD, and  FOSTER, will hold the Open Science Fair in Athens, Greece, on 6-8 September 2017. The aim of the event is to showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities (disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc.), and the roles of the respective actors and their networks. Check the programme here.
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Towards full Open Access in 2020 and a New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment

Recommendations for university leader, Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations from EUA and Science Europe

2 European University Association logoEuropean University Association (EUA) published recommendations for university leaders and National Rectors’ Conferences on the transition towards full and immediate Open Access. And Science Europe released a Position Statement rethinking the pathways to impact and societal value of research.
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OpenAIRE workshops and conference sessions in Estonia, France and the UK

Highlights from national workshops and open science sessions, hosted by OpenAIRE NOADs


3 estonia 200Read about best practices from various data archives, common problems and researchers’ points of view towards open research data, discussed at the Estonian OpenAIRE international seminar „Open Research Data – the FAIRest Data is the Future of Science”. Follow thought provoking presentations and discussions on the French Law for open access (OA), research data, researchers’ digital identity, OpenAIRE and obligation to deposit; get ideas on how to run lively workshops on OA (how to speak about OA with your aunt Janine at the Christmas dinner for example); and check out a goose game to explain OA while playing (the source files are available on Zenodo) and WillO: a legal tool to assist in depositing in OA repositories. And see highlights from the UK Research Office conference for European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policymakers, where OpenAIRE NOAD hosted the Open Science session.
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Easy depositing tool Dissemin incorporated in HAL

Researchers can now deposit in the main French open access archive HAL just by a few clicks thanks to Dissemin

4 Hal Dissemin 200Dissemin is a tool encouraging researchers to publish their publications in open access. It allows researchers to measure the accessibility of their publications and put those which are not available yet, online just by a few clicks. No need to manually enter metadata (title, authors or other identifiers), these are automatically filled in by Dissemin.
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Towards Open Research Data in Poland

Report from the Open Science Platform

5 TowardsOpenDataPoland 200The Open Science Platform (ICM, University of Warsaw) has recently published a report „Towards Open Research Data in Poland”, by Jakub Szprot, Krzysztof Siewicz and Wojciech Fenrich to launch a debate on this still relatively new topic in Poland.
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Discovering Research Data Practices at University of Debrecen

OpenAIRE NOAD makes the first step in mapping research data management practices in Hungary

6 zsizsi 200Research data has become an increasingly hot topic not only in the international but also in the institutional agendas. This study covers research data management habits, data types, archiving practices, data accessibility and re-usability, relevant legal and ethical questions at the University of Debrecen.
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Landscape of Hungarian Repositories

OpenAIRE NOAD conducted a survey on Hungarian repositories

7 hungary map 200A nationwide survey results provide insights on the the open access rate of content in the repositories, how this content is used to assess and evaluate researchers and how repositories interact with OpenAIRE.
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Save the date for DI4R 2017 in Brussels, 30 November – 1 December

This year's theme of the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference is “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”

8 DI4REurope's leading e-infrastructures invite all researchers, developers and service providers to participate to the second edition of Digital Infrastructures for Research conference, which will be held this year in Brussels, Belgium, at the SQUARE meeting centre, from 30 November to 1 December 2017.
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The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data Approved by the government!

Approved by the government!

9 Flag 200The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017.

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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science

10 Scindeks 200SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the “new” DOAJ inclusion criteria on publication policy and licensing.
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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


LIBER Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 @ Lille, France
Monday, 09 July 2018 @ Toulouse, France
DCMI 2018
Monday, 10 September 2018 @ Porto (Portugal)
REFRESH: 1st international workshop on reframing research
Thursday, 13 September 2018 @ Porto (Portugal)
Open Repositories 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019 @ Hamburg