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OpenAIRE Open Access Week Programme

20-23 October 2020

Join us for Open Access Week 2020! This year, the theme is Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.

At OpenAIRE, we are focusing on participatory action - with webinars on creating an inclusive environment for participation in scholarly commons. We're very happy to collaborate with DARIAH, COAR, EIFL and EURODOC. 

Can't get enough of our webinars? The week before, we are taking our General Assembly online as OpenAIRE Week. The afternoon webinars are open for all - see here for programme and registration. 

Tuesday October 20th 

15.00 - 16.00 CEST

Public release of the OpenAIRE-DARIAH Community gateway

  A joint DARIAH/OpenAIRE webinar:  How do you make your research more visible and more connected?
In collaboration with DARIAH EU logo with baseline 300DPI


  • Miriam Baglioni (ISTI-CNR, OpenAIRE)
  • Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH)
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A paramount challenge in present-day knowledge production is to communicate research results in ways that align with our increasingly digital and also increasingly diverse research workflows.

Research discovery platforms that have been developed from EU grants and will remain open to the public are game changers in this respect. They support the visibility and discoverability of all sorts of research outputs (datasets, software, protocols,  teaching materials etc.) to showcase a broader view of scholarship and enable a greater transparency of scholarly communication.

This webinar aims to introduce an instance of them, the OpenAIRE-DARIAH Community Gateway. Built on the top of the OpenAIRE Research Graph, the OpenAIRE Community Gateways  work as single access points to a virtual space that connects metadata descriptions of all scholarly objects that are important to the given community.

The DARIAH dashboard brings together publications and a broad range of research data (digital critical editions, plain text, archived data, audiovisual data, raw data, encoded documents, software applications, source code, images, structured graphics, databases, structured text, scientific and statistical data formats) that are hosted by DARIAH services such as NAKALA and TextGrid. As such, it significantly reduces the fragmentation of DARIAH research outputs across the web. A major benefit of such a discovery environment is that it provides scholarly communities with a single entry point to DARIAH-affiliated research outputs. This entry point, in turn, is embedded into the context of a bigger collection of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage corpus enabling therefore arts and humanities researchers to find DARIAH outputs more easily, as an integral part of their discovery routine.

The webinar welcomes all the DARIAH communities, including humanities scholars, librarians, research support professionals, service providers and national representatives.

Wednesday October 21st 

16.00 - 17.30 CEST


Equity and inclusion: community-owned infrastructures for open science


A joint EIFL/COAR/OpenAIRE panel session. 

This panel will:

- discuss why community/good governance is important and how that relates to equity and inclusion
- provide some concrete models of good governance that other infrastructures can adopt in their own context

In  collaboration with 

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EIFL RTag Blue

 Moderator:  Kathleen Shearer (COAR)
Speaker bio's

Speaker bio's:

Dominique Babini

Dominique Babini is from Argentina, holds a doctorate in political science and a postgraduate degree in information science. Open access and open science advisor, and previously repository developer and manager, at the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), a network of 736 research institutions in 52 countries, where she now coordinates CLACSO's open access/open science International Campaign.

Janneke Adema

Janneke Adema is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. In her research she explores the future of scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production, where her work incorporates processual and performative publishing, radical open access, scholarly poethics, media studies, book history, cultural studies, and critical theory. She explores these issues in depth in her various publications, but also by supporting a variety of scholar-led, not-for-profit publishing projects, including the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, and Post Office Press (POP). She is currently Co-PI on the Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project ( You can follow her research on 

Tom Olyhoek

Tom Olyhoek has been living and working  in Africa during many years. Since 2012 he is advocating open access and open science as Open Access working group coordinator for Open Knowledge International. In 2013 he became a member of the (DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) advisory board who were instrumental in redefining the criteria for being indexed in DOAJ. Since 2014 he is Editor in Chief at the DOAJ. From jan 2018 his main task has been the managing of the global DOAJ ambassador program and global outreach activities including connecting to other open
communities like the Creative Commons Global Network and OCSD Net. From 2019-2021 the program has a special focus on Africa. He is also a member of Force11 where he teaches at the yearly Force11 Summer School on the topic of how to evaluate scientific quality for journals, articles and individual scholars His current research interests are, copyright and licensing in open access publishing, development of new ways to assess the quality of scholars and scholarly works and follow research in the area of soil microbiology in relation to soil health and human health (microbiome research).

Thursday October 22nd 

14.00 - 15.00 CEST

OpenAIRE: Towards a scholarly commons

What does it mean to be a part of the scholarly commons? According to FORCE11, the scholarly commons is an agreement among researchers and other stakeholders in scholarly communication to make research open and participatory for anyone, anywhere. It is not another sharing platform, but a set of principles, concrete guidance to practice, and actions towards inclusivity of diverse perspectives from around the globe.

In this webinar, we investigate OpenAIRE's role in achieving this scholarly commons, through our work concerning the OpenAIRE Guidelines on metadata interoperability, as well as publication models and services for the Open Access Transformation.


  • Jochen Schirrwagen (UniBi, OpenAIRE)
  • Andreas Czerniak (UniBi, OpenAIRE)

Thursday October 22nd 

16.00 - 17.00 CEST

Open Science Ambassadors


How can early career researchers boost Open Science? A joint OpenAIRE/Eurodoc webinar.

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  • Oleksandr Berezko (General Board Member at Eurodoc)
  • Sara Pilia (Equality Working Group Co-coordinator at Eurodoc)
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 Eurodoc is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 28 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 26 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Eurodoc's mission is to advocate for positive change in the policies, culture and environment that affect the quality of training, well-being and employment conditions of early career researchers (ECRs). More information. 

Eurodoc Open Science Ambassadors

 The Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training is a course designed to train researchers in key practices in Open Science. The course was initially aimed at representatives of early-career researchers from National Associations of Eurodoc to act as ambassadors in their networks and is now freely available for all interested researchers and policy makers. Currently there are 24 Ambassadors located in 18 European countries from Ireland to Azerbaijan. The new Ambassadors cohort will be recruited shortly. More information.  

Eurodoc Equality Working Group 

The Eurodoc Equality Working Group was built to support every ECR in development of their career as a researcher, particularly by helping remove the barriers encountered by those ECRs that experience exclusion related to “diversity”. The Working Group adopts an approach that regards discrimination and exclusion as the result of an intersectionality of multiple causes. At present, it is paying special attention to gender and disability issues as causes of discrimination. More information

Friday October 23rd 

12.00 - 13.30 CEST


Equity and inclusion: open science policies

 A joint COAR/EIFL/OpenAIRE webinar

This panel will address equity and inclusion in recent open science policy developements in Asia and Europe.

In collaboration with 

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EIFL RTag Blue

Moderator: Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)

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