OpenAIRE Newsletter February 2018

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Amnesia is up and running!

A flexible data anonymization tool

1 amnesia200Amnesia, the data anonymization tool of OpenAIRE that allows to remove identifying information from data, is up and running in beta mode! We are currently accepting feedback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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OpenAIRE tender calls results!

New repository tools and services, Visual Project Explorer (VIPER) and a novel recommender service

2 callsAt 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”.
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Defining the next generation repository

COAR recommendations for next generation repositories

3 200On 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.

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EUA publishes Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and launches 2017-2018 survey

Increasing commitment from European universities in implementing Open Access

4 Logo EUA 200The European University Association  (EUA) has published its Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and is launching the 2017-2018 Open Access Survey. The Open Access Survey tracks universities’ progress towards open access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field.

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FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook: feedback wanted!

Open for comment until 4 March 2018

5 ideas board 200FOSTER 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!
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OpenAIRE features seven projects that excel in EC’s research and innovation performance!

Top projects in providing open access to publications and data

6 200The European Commission updated its Research and Innovation performance and Horizon 2020 country participation section in February 2018 with research-related data and recent success stories on projects. Let’s find out the success stories of seven featured projects in the OpenAIRE portal; EUROfusion project, RD-Connect project, ATLANTOS project, Oppla platform, MIROR project, PACMAN project and CERES project. Did you know? Every Horizon 2020 project has a project page on the OpenAIRE portal, linking data, project information and publications together and making reporting easier.
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Launch of the CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool

CoreTrustSeal Data Repository certification

7 CoreTrustSeal 200A new CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool (AMT) has been released. The new  tool replaces the tool used by Data Seal of Approval (DSA), shortly to be closed, and works in tandem with the Membership Management Tool (MMT) of the World Data System (ICSU-WDS).

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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018 @ Conference center "Sea casino" (Морско казино), Burgas, Bulgaria
Standing up for Science EU workshop
Friday, 05 October 2018 @
Screening "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"
Thursday, 25 October 2018 @ Skylounge University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna
Luxembourg Open Science Forum
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 @ Luxembourg Learning Centre, 10 Place de l’Académie, L-4360 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
Open Repositories 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019 @ Hamburg

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