• This work package is responsible for the management, coordination of the project and the sustainability of OpenAIRE. Specific tasks are: − handle overall project administration tasks (finance management, periodic reporting, etc.); − handle strategic and structural evolution of the project and its consortium, including management of the Consortium Agreement; − manage partner liaison and coordination; − track and validate the progress of the project through the project boards and document their findings; − coordinate activities regarding the quality assurance, validation and risk management; − oversee legal and ethical issues that arise within the project activities − Investigate the sustainability of OpenAIRE within the emerging EOSC.


  • The overall objective of this work package is to communicate the OpenAIRE objectives, methodology and services and products to all involved stakeholders and the general public, and provide bi-directional engagement processes. It will specifically: − Create and pursue a dissemination strategy with the aim to involve all stakeholders. − Operate various communication channels, to ensure that we reach all parties and address them in customised ways. − Prepare, produce and publish various dissemination materials. − Establish the necessary mechanisms and procedures, set up and operate the tools towards a structured and continuous end user engagement. − Organise a number of events with different focus and targets.


  • This WP is dedicated to managing NOAD activities, and running a series of task forces on different topics in order to build capacity in targeted topics of scholarly communication. The task will also pave the way for the Open Science Partnership and ensure NOADs consider sustainability issues and reach out to relevant national infrastructures. More specifically, it will involve all partners and NOADs in a vertical approach for knowledge exchange on the following areas: Policies on open access and open science; Research Data Management; Legal guidelines for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs)The task will also pave the way towards the Open Science Partnership and ensure NOADs consider sustainability issues and reach out to relevant national infrastructures.

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  • This WP builds on the OpenAIRE targeted support programmes for the H2020 mandate on OA to publications and data and focusses on the practical implementation of Open Science (OS). The training capacity will be strengthened by providing engaging and outcome-oriented materials to ensure that research and e-infrastructures support OS more effectively. • Run the helpdesk and create support material. • Co-produce/re-package training materials and create a multi-module OS kit (in collaboration with FOSTER+). • Work with intergovernmental, pan-European and national RIs to develop tailored training materials and disciplinary case studies to support their training efforts on OA, open data, RDM and OS; and jointly advocate that sharing all research results will lead to a more enriched research environment (in collaboration with OpenAIRE-Connect, EOSC hub and GEANT). • Consider different training approaches, online and face-to-face, with a focus on training trainers and multipliers (in collaboration with FOSTER+) training network. Efforts will also be consolidated by bringing in OA, open data, RDM, OS training content from other EU projects and pursuing opportunities for joint training activities.


  • This WP will promote greater global alignment of open science infrastructure and support deeper engagement of OpenAIRE with other networks, while strengthening the capacity of institutions around the world to support open science. This involves working with other regional and national networks (or proxies) to adopt common standards, exchange and enhance metadata across networks, and collaboratively develop of common network services. Given the global nature of research it is imperative that the infrastructure being developed is interoperable and integrated with other types of infrastructure, both vertically (with other related infrastructures in Europe) and horizontally, with similar services being developed in other countries and regions. In terms of horizontal integration, OpenAIRE has already been working with a number of countries and regions to align their activities and create a more seamless global view of research outputs. The activities identified here will consolidate and expand on previous efforts, as well as engage with other regions where new opportunities have arisen.

    CONTACT: (name, email)

  • This WP aims to promote and support the emerging changes in the scientific communication landscape as this continues to change rapidly due to the increasing availability of modern web standards, value added tools and publication models. This poses new challenges to both the technical interoperability of publishing platforms and the sustainability and transparency of open access publication models. This WP specifically addresses three main areas: − building on repositories as the foundation of a globally networked and distributed open science infrastructure supporting innovative, value-added services; − supporting the interoperability of publishing platforms with the OpenAIRE infrastructure; − providing transparency of costs in the transition of research publishing to an open access model.


  • This WP includes and intensifies a number of activities and pilots that OpenAIRE-Advance will carry out in an attempt to facilitate knowledge exchange via scholarly communication (in its wide meaning) services both “horizontally”, information alignment across continents, countries, citizens research communities, and “vertically”, moving information from organizations to national, continental, and global views and vice versa.


  • This work package is committed to understanding how to combine and enhance OpenAIRE TRL9 services and deliver OpenAIRE products that match the needs of specific stakeholders and communities. It will do so in the following ways: 1. Introduce the notion of a product, i.e., a set of services bundled and promoted as a product (in most cases in a dashboard) to address specific stakeholder’s needs and Product Management processes. Product Manager (PM) roles will be assigned to specific people who will communicate the product vision from the executive level to development and implementation teams. The PMs will ensure proper requirement elicitation (e.g., functionality, legal, operational), perform the market/community analysis and come up with desired and achievable KPIs, drive the product engineering in collaboration with WP10, be responsible for the product documentation, devise target dissemination campaigns in collaboration with WP2 and WP4, and ensure their fit into the overall OpenAIRE sustainability model. 2. Develop and publish the OpenAIRE Service Catalogue in collaboration with the eInfraCentral and EOSCpilot projects. 3. Develop an EU Open Science Observatory as key OpenAIRE product to measure the openness of publications and data on various aspects (e.g., gold/green/fair), the metadata completeness, the regional or thematic distributions and will test out preliminary metrics for their FAIRness. 4. Run an Open Innovation programme for the co-creation of fresh business ideas and the formation of an innovation ecosystem closely related to OpenAIRE. 5. Support countries, organizations, communities at installing D-NET services similar to OpenAIRE’s, and benefit with off the shelf interoperability with the OpenAIRE infrastructure services.


  • The WP will continue and enhance the current maintenance and operation activities underlying the OpenAIRE infrastructure. In particular it will focus on: (a) coordinating the life-cycle of the software underlying the OpenAIRE infrastructure and Zenodo, (b) careful planning of the production infrastructure releases, (c) ensuring 24x7 operation of both systems, (d) guaranteeing constant population and publishing of a high quality aggregated Information Space, (e) data management planning according to the H2020 Data Pilot, and (f) devise and implement service integration policies in the infrastructure.


    • T9.1. System administration (Leader: ICM)
      T9.2. Management and operation of service workflows (Leader: CNR)
      T9.3. Information space operation: content collection and harmonization (Leader: UNIBI)
      T9.4. Information space operation: content curation and quality (Leader: UNIBI)
      T9.5. Software lifecycle (Leader: CNR) 
      T9.6. Infrastructure policies (Leader: CNR)
      T9.7. Data Management Plan (Leader: ICM)


  • This WP focuses on activities regarding the optimization and upgrade of the current OpenAIRE TRL8/TRL9 services in order to further improve the offer to OpenAIRE consumers, be them humans via the portal or third-party services via the public APIs (api.openaire.eu). Activities include performance and scalability optimization, workflow refactoring, functionality refinement, and tailoring of OpenAIRE products in order to meet requirements and feedbacks gathered during the operation of the infrastructure.


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