OpenAIRE Presentation and Launch Event

On December 2nd 2010, Ghent University will be the host of the OpenAIRE presentation and launch event in the presence of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mrs. Neelie Kroes.

Since December 1st, 2009 OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) has assumed the responsibility of supporting both the FP7 Open Access pilot and the ERC guidelines for Open Access. OpenAIRE provides guidance and assistance to researchers in publishing their research results in Open Access. The project sets up a helpdesk system in 27 European countries, consisting of a network of experts and a portal with online tools. It also helps to raise awareness of Open Access and the EC pilot in research institutions; it will provide valuable information and statistics on the use of Open Access publications; and it will explore scientific data management services.

Within the context of OpenAIRE, a powerful network for European research cooperation is being created. Its strength is the cooperation between all member states and Norway. The event on December 2nd will present the efforts and means with which OpenAIRE promotes and supports the FP7 Open Access pilot and the ERC Open Access Guidelines in Europe. This occasion will help attain one of the digital agenda policy objectives for the next few years, namely to strengthen the European Research Area through knowledge sharing.

You can still join this event. Please register on the event page

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