The OpenAIRE Legal Entity is Growing!

OpenAIRE  Legal Entity already counting 14 new members!

OpenAIRE is happy to welcome 10 new members, bringing its membership to 14. OpenAIRE recently held its second L.E. meeting on September 17, during the Open Science Fair, held in Porto. The enlargement of this entity reaffirms its commitment to serve the mission of Open Science and constitutes a step towards becoming the foundation for national coordination in Europe, achieving long-term sustainability and economies of scale.

le report2A focus on the standing committees:

The meeting focused on the formation of the standing committees. These committees govern the LE and are established to oversee implementation of open science in their countries. They are also meant to complement the EOSC Working groups, reflecting the fact that all players in the scholarly communication landscape are working together.

The following Standing Committees were discussed and concrete steps were taken for their implementation: 

  • Administration and Management Committee
  • Legal, policy and ethics
  • Open Science Strategies
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Training and Support
  • Services and Technologies

The full membership list is as follows:

  • Norway (Unit – Direktoratet for IKT og fellestjenester i høyere utdanning og forskning)
  • Greece (Athena Research and Innovation Center/ Eρευνητικό Κέντρο Αθηνά) 
  • Malta (University of Malta)
  • Germany (University of Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Turkey (Izmir Institute of Technology - IIT)
  • Bulgaria (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Belgium (Ghent University) 
  • Stichting 
  • France (Couperin) 
  • Lithuania (Kauno technologijos universitetas - KTU)
  • Austria (Universität Wien)
  • Spain (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - FECYT) 
  • Croatia (Rudjer Boskovic Institute) 
  • Portugal (Universidade do Minho)

About the OpenAIRE AMKE

In October 2018, OpenAIRE formed its legal entity OpenAIRE A.M.K.Ε., a non-profit partnership to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure. It welcomes new members in the scholarly communication and Open Science domain!
Find our the legal-entity Q&As here

Becoming a member

To accomplish a truly open and participatory modus operandi, OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. is open for other organisations to join from February 2019 onwards. Members of the organisation will apply their expertise in their national or thematic contexts to:
  1. Support of reproducible research with technical services
  2. Alignment of Open Science policies
  3. Support & Training for Open Science

Our members are expected to actively contribute to shaping the European open scholarly communication infrastructure, capitalising on their collective experience in Open Science. In this new setting, we will continue and strengthen our efforts within the EOSC context to engage all EU and associated member states to commit to the alignment and implementation of Open Science and outreach to other organisations beyond the OpenAIRE project base.

For more information on the legal entity, contact Prodromos Tsiavos (ptsiavos[at]

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