In 2018, OpenAIRE established a legal entity called OpenAIRE A.M.K.Ε. to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure.
OpenAIRE is a Non-Profit Partnership (NPP) incorporated under the provisions of Greek Law (articles 741 onwards of the Greek Civil Code) and Law No 4072/2012 (established in Sept 2018).
The role of the Management and Administration Standing Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight of the organization. It provides guidance with regards to its budget formation (budgeting, financial planning and reporting) and monitoring (creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies). And it makes suggestions to the OpenAIRE competent bodies, particularly the Executive Board regarding selection and appointment of OpenAIRE Management Office officers and staff.
The purpose of the LPE SC is to provide guidance on policy, legal matters and ethics. It is responsible for advising the General Assembly (GA) and Executive Board (EB) in establishing clear rules, regulations and guidelines required for all levels of operation within the OpenAIRE AMKE. The LPE SC is responsible for providing template documents, e.g. contracts and policies, in accordance with the applicable legal frameworks and ethical best practices. In addition the LPE SC is responsible for ensuring that necessary guidelines and policies are in place and that they are regularly reviewed.
The LPE will focus on setting up and updating:
The Standing Committee provides the AMKE with a communications, outreach and engagement high-level strategy; it recommends the prioritization for services and stakeholders, and is responsible for the onboarding of new OpenAIRE members (who, how, when).
The objective of the Services and Technologies Steering Committee is to provide the strategic framework necessary in order to define, assess, expand, maintain and improve the OpenAIRE services and enhance their interoperability with international, national, regional, and sub-regional services.