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OpenAIRE announces kick-off of OpenAIRE-Nexus (H2020)

Mar 3, 2021

Athens, 27 January, 2021

OpenAIRE AMKE is pleased to announce the start of a new H2020 project, OpenAIRE-Nexus, which marks the next era of the OpenAIRE services operation.  The project brings together eleven partners for a duration of 30 months and a total budget of  4mi € with the following goals: 

  • Empower researchers and research communities to systematically publish in EOSC using open science practices by default.
  • Encourage an open rewards and incentives mechanism to incentivize open science practices for all by enabling funders and institutions to monitor their policies and investments.
  • Enable cross-disciplinary, research-driven discovery of research outcomes.
  • Invest on the sustainable growth of an open scholarly communication infrastructure by bringing it in the heart of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

OpenAIRE-Nexus will provide fourteen (14) services structured in three portfolios:  

Placing users in the center, OpenAIRE-Nexus embarks on a new engagement approach to demonstrate the services and how they work in practice to help researchers, repository managers, research administrators and policy makers to accelerate open science. For this reason we will create dedicated spaces to support and train our users through a multiexperience approach: The Open Science Practice Corner.

“With the support of the European Commission and with an eye on the upcoming Horizon Europe framework programme, we are ready to tackle the challenges of open science in a data intensive research ecosystem. By promoting the OpenAIRE Research Graph (LINK) as a main global asset for discovery and monitoring, we look forward to putting a new perspective on tools for establishing a truly open scholarly communication across Europe and the world.”
Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE CEO

OpenAIRE Nexus is coordinated by OpenAIRE AMKE (Greece), bringing partners with different types of expertise from all Europe. These are:  ATHENA Research Center (Greece), CERN (Switzerland), CITE (Greece), Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche - CNR (Italy), Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France), Georg-August-Universitat Gottingenstiftung Offentlichen Rechts (Germany), Universidade do Minho (Portugal), Universitaet Bielefeld (Germany), Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna (Italy), Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland)

For detailed information and description of our services please read the OpenAIRE Nexus pages. If you want to know more, please contact Dr. Paolo Manghi.

    “OpenAIRE-Nexus has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017452”.


Founded in 2018, OpenAIRE AMKE is the legal entity of OpenAIRE, with 47 members from 34 countries, establishing an open scholarly communication infrastructure. It supports Open Science around Europe, and delivers on-demand services for research communities, content providers and funders.