OA in Luxembourg
Luxembourg's first National OpenAIRE conference - 26/10/2017 - 15:00 (CEST)
Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, as well as a live stream of the event
- Prof. Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium) will talk about the benefits of Open Science,
- Prof. Conchita D'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg) will give insights on its link with society and how we may be "Open in order to … fight inequality".
- Talks will be followed by an opportunity to discuss, debate and social network around a standing buffet.
The National Research Environment
The research environment in Luxembourg is comprised mainly of the following institutions:
- University of Luxembourg – www.uni.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - www.list.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Health - www.lih.lu;
- Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - www.liser.lu;
- The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law - www.mpi.lu.
Full information about research in Luxembourg can be found on the Euraxess website: www.euraxess.lu/eng/R-D-in-Luxembourg.
Major Research Funders
- Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) - www.fnr.lu.
The FNR has recently introduced a new mandatory Open Access policy for any publications from FNR (co-)funded projects granted after 1 January 2017 (exception: monographs). Publications from project funds awarded prior to that date are recommended to be Open Access, but it is not mandatory.
An OPEN ACCESS FUND will be available from 2018 to provide financial support to cover Open Access publication fees (Article Processing Charges) and comply with FNR policy.
Open Access Projects and Initiatives
On the 10th of May 2012, the University of Luxembourg launched their Open Access initiative by signing a collaboration agreement with the University of Liège. This launch announced the establishment of both a digital repository, ORBilu, as well as a campaign designed to inform researchers about Open Access and their rights as authors.
Open Access Repositories
The University of Luxembourg’s repository, ORBilu, was launched on 22 April 2013. Following the example set by the University of Liège, the University of Luxembourg adopted an institutional ID/OA mandate (immediate deposit – optional access). As of December 2016, the repository contains over 25 000 references with over half of them containing a full-text document.
Open Access Publishing
The Directory of Open Access Journals lists 2 title for Luxembourg as of January 2017 : DOAJ.
Contributor's Contact Details
University of Luxembourg