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OpenAIRE Week: General Assembly

 12-16 October 2020

This year we’re going virtual with the OpenAIRE General Assembly!

During OpenAIRE Week, from October 12th  until October 16th 2020, we will offer a mix of internal meetings in the morning for OpenAIRE partners, and external webinars in the afternoon. 

Do you want to know more about OpenAIRE at the European and global stage? About our role in EOSC? About Open Science Gateways, and about OpenAIRE services for content providers and for researchers? Tune in and find out!  

The external sessions are open for all (registration required) and will take place every day from 14:00 to 16:00 CEST. You can register for each session individually.

Can't get enough of our webinars? The OpenAIRE Week public webinars are  part of our Open Access Week activities. We'll continue this series of public webinars in the week of October 19th - 23rd with five more webinars! You can register here

  • Day 1 - October 12

    14:00 - 16:00 CEST

    Kick off!

    Practical implementation is the next step in making Open Science work. How can this work at an international and European level, and what does this mean in terms of implementing EOSC? In this webinar, The audience will get a first-hand look at the draft UNESCO recommendation on Open Science and partnership for Open Science. The session will also outline the role of OpenAIRE in EOSC and then will focus on national efforts to implement elements of EOSC at national level.

    • Welcome - Yannis Ioannidis, Athena Research Centre, Director of OpenAIRE AMKE 
    • UNESCO Open Science Recommendations - Ana Persic, Section for Science Policy and Partnerships - Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
    • OpenAIRE in EOSC - Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE Director 
    • Five National Perspectives by OpenAIRE NOADs 
      • Pauli Assinen, University of Helsinki
      • Biljana Kosanovic, University of Belgrade
      • Sylvia Koukounidou, University of Cyprus
      • Pedro Principe, University of Minho
      • Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, University of Ghent



    Day 2 - October 13

    14:00 - 16:00 CEST

    European – National – International alignment

    The panel will examine the shared building blocks for open science, around policy and infrastructure and identify key takeaways. We will also remember our dear colleague Alberto Cabezas. 

    14.00 CEST
    15.30 CEST Q&A



    Day 3 - October 14

    14:00 - 16:00 CEST

    A user journey in OpenAIRE PROVIDE services and interoperability guidelines implementation

    This third day of the OpenAIRE week event purposes to provide the setting for OpenAIRE in European and global stage of Content Providers. This session aims to engage with the OpenAIRE content providers community, showcasing the services and tools available through the PROVIDE dashboard and the recent developments from the research graph and sharing use cases from the users community. The OpenAIRE guidelines updates and implementation will be discussed and examples of national and institutional level activities will be presented through same repositories and CRIS use-cases.

     14:00 CEST

    The power of the OpenAIRE Research Graph: the largest collection of Open Access research products world-wide

    • OpenAIRE Research Graph and the broker service, Claudio Atzori, CNR-ISTI
    • LA Referencia aggregator OpenAIRE service integration, Lautaro Matas, LAReferencia
    • Q&A
    14:40 CEST

    OpenAIRE Provide dashboard overview and community use-cases: one-stop-service for content providers

    • Provide dashboard services, Pedro Principe, University of Minho (Provide product manager)
    • Usage Counts, Dimitris Pierrakos, ATHENA RC (OpenAIRE Usage Counts manager)
    • Q&A
    15:20 CEST

    OpenAIRE interoperability guidelines: updates and use-cases

    • OpenAIRE guidelines, Andreas Czerniak, Bielefeld University
    • Canada Research - OpenAIRE Compliant Canadian Aggregator, Gabriela Mircea, McMaster University Library, CA
    • Making Research Information visible in EOSC via OpenAIRE, Jan Dvořák, Charles University, CZ
    • Q&A



    Day 4 - October 15

    14:00 - 16:00 CEST

    OpenAIRE for researchers, and beyond

    In terms of support, OpenAIRE provides a range of guidance and services for many different people to support with their Open Science activities. This session will explore OpenAIRE’s Open Science tools and services such as ARGOS for creating machine actionable Data Management Plans,the Zenodo repository and how it operates during the COVID-19 outbreak, Amnesia data anonymization tool, Explore discovery portal, Guides for researchers and citizen science activities. 

     14:00 CEST

     15:30 CEST Q&A



    Day 5 - October 16

    14:00 - 16:00 CEST

    Building Open Science Gateways to open and linked research outcomes

    During this session we will present the OpenAIRE services that support research communities, initiatives, and infrastructures at implementing and monitoring the uptake of Open Science principles.

    14:00 CEST The OpenAIRE Research Graph or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and use CONNECT services
    14:15 CEST The OpenAIRE COVID-19 gateway
    14:30 CEST

    Use cases: gateways in action:

    • ELIXIR-Greece (Thanasis Vergoulis, Post-doc at Athena Research&Innovation Center and ELIXIR-GR)
    • DARIAH EU (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH Open Science Officer)
    • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (Alessia Bardi, Product manager of the OpenAIRE Research Community Dashboard)
    • Instruct-ERIC (Claudia Alén Amaro, Senior Project Manager at Instruct-ERIC)
    • EPOS (Michele Manunta, CNR-IREA)
    • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Achilleas Vassilopoulos, SDSN-Greece and Haris Papageorgiou, Research Director at Athena Research&Innovation Center)
    15:30 CEST

    Final presentation on OpenAIRE collaborations in projects:

    • AriadnePlus: a data infrastructure serving the archaeological community worldwide (H2020-RIA)
    • BeOpen: European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport (H2020-CSA)
    • EnerMaps: The Open Data tool empowering your energy transition (H2020-CSA)
    • RISIS 2: European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies (H2020-RIA)
    • SoBigData++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics (H2020-RIA)



  • The internal sessions of the OpenAIRE General Assembly are invitation-only. 

    All partners and NOADs will receive the agenda and registration links via e-mail. 


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