OpenAIRE Newsletter May 2018

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EU General Data Protection Regulation

What researchers need to know


1 200Many by now will be familiar with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  that took effect on May 25 and now governs the processing of personal data. But what does this mean for all those involved in research? We summed up how the new regulation impacts scientific research activities, and explained the general principles for you!

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Open Enough? Private Enough?

Data anonymization and sharing made easy!


6 200What does a researcher do when they have sensitive data but still want to share it? OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub provide a range of tools to support researchers in this exact use case. Learn how to comply with funder requirements under the GDPR by seamlessly integrating these tools into your research workflow!

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DI4R 2018: Call for Abstracts

Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science


5 banner di4r 200All open science enthusiasts: Have you submitted your abstracts?! The 3rd Digital Infrastructure for Research Conference (DI4R 2018) will be held in Lisbon, 9-11 October 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science’. The DI4R is jointly organised by EOSC-hubGÉANTOpenAIRE and PRACE. We invite  proposals for contributions on requirements, developments, success stories and gap analyses. The online Submission for Abstracts is open until Friday, 29th June 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to join!
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LERU Roadmap for cultural change towards Open Science

What steps can universities take?

 

3 LERU 200Some clear and concrete recommendations have been published by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) to support the institutional shift to open science. The report also articulates the main obstacles to this shift such as copyright reform, cultural change and collaboration on metrics. This report is useful for anyone implementing open science policies within an institutional setting.
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Sweden cancels contract with Elsevier

Heading for Open Access by 2026


2 180Negotiations with Elsevier have fallen through in Sweden. In a significant move, the Bibsam consortium have favored open access over their publisher contract as Elsevier has not been able to provide a satisfactory solution to ensuring a sustainable pricing model. The cancellation of the contract means that while retrospective versions will still be available, future access to Elsevier journals will not be supported.
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Open Science in Indonesia

Incentives for open science & disincentives for closed science

 

4 200In April, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. During the 5-day event, open science projects like Conscience, Curate Science, and the Open Science MOOC were presented, and Tim Sains Terbuka Indonesia (Open Science Team Indonesia) provided insight into Indonesian open science endeavors and barriers.
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Mark your calendar for upcoming events

 

LIBER Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 @ Lille, France
ESOF2018
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

 
 
   
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