Our organization.
Structure, people & operations.

OpenAIRE was established in 2018 to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure.

OpenAIRE is a Non-Profit Partnership (NPP) incorporated under the provisions of Greek Law (articles 741 onwards of the Greek Civil Code) and Law No 4072/2012.

Governance

OpenAIRE is a participatory initiative from its onset and is reflected in its governance structure:

  • General Assembly: the highest decision making body (votes from regular members).
  • Executive Board: supervises the activities of the organisation.
  • Standing Committees: provide strategic guidance to the operation of the organisation.
  • Working Groups: provide hands on guidance and results for the implementation of Open Science.
  • Management Office: carries out all daily activities.
  • Ethics Advisory Committee: oversees ethical issues of the infrastructure.
  • Executive Board

    The Executive Board is composed of eight experts in Open Science. Its role is to steer, evaluate and advance the implementation of the strategic directions of the OpenAIRE e-Infrastructure.

    Inge Van Nieuwerburgh

    Inge Van Nieuwerburgh

    Open Science expert, University of Ghent

    Anna Lundén

    Anna Lundén

    Head of Division, National Library of Sweden

    Eloy Rodrigues

    Eloy Rodrigues

    Director of the University of Minho Libraries

    Birgit Schmidt

    Birgit Schmidt

    Knowledge Commons Unit Head, Göttingen State and University Library 
    Gultekin Gurdal

    Gultekin Gurdal

    Library Director, Izmir Institute of Technology
    Liz Bal

    Liz Bal

    Director of open research services, Jisc

    Michal Růžička

    Michal Růžička

    Head of the department of Data Security and Management, Computer Science, Masaryk University
    André Dazy

    André Dazy

    Coordinator of the department services and forecasting studies at Couperin

  • Standing Committees

    Four Standing Committees (104 experts) deal with specific issues of interest to the OpenAIRE Members, steer the future of OpenAIRE eInfrastructure in alignment with researcher needs and local developments.

    • Open Science Strategies Standing Committee

      Identifies emerging and analyses existing policies regarding Open Science.

      The Open Science Policy Committee has the two-fold objective to:

      1. Identify emerging and analyse existing policies regarding Open Science
      2. Analyse and assess OS business models (e.g., APC, non-APC) relevant for the OpenAIRE communities
      3. Carry out/ commission studies about Open Science policy emerging trends
      4. Identify innovative services, tools and business models to serve open science
      5. Engage with Open Science Policymakers at the national (especially at the ministry level), European and international level in order to set up, support and expand the Open Science Policy network.

      Members

      1. Najla Rettberg, University of Göttingen (Germany)
      2. Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, University of Gent (Belgium) co-chair
      3. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL (Lithuania)
      4. Eloy Rodrigues, UMinho (Portugal) chair
      5. Jadranka Stojanovski, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
      6. Gerda McNeill, University of Vienna (Austria)
      7. Nina Karlstrøm, Unit (Norway)
      8. Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
      9. Josianne Camilleri Vella, University of Malta (Malta)
      10. Kaja Slonina, University of Malta (Malta)
      11. André Dazy, COUPERIN (France)
      12. Pilar Rico, FECYT (Spain)
      13. Gultekin Gurdal, IIT (Turkey)
      14. Gintare Tautkeviciene, KTU (Lithuania)
      15. Christine Berthaud, CCSD-HAL (France)
      16. Bénédicte Kuntziger, CCSD-HAL (France)
      17. Romain Féret, University of Lille (France)
      18. Mihaela Hubert, University of Vienna (Austria)
      19. Michal Růžička, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
      20. Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH-EU (Germany)
      21. Frank Manista, JISC (UK)
      22. Tim Smith, CERN (Switzerland)
      23. Laurence El Khouri, CNRS (France)
      24. Sylvie Rousset, CNRS (France)

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    • Services and Technology Standing Committee

      Defines, assesses and expands the OpenAIRE services with focus on the interoperability within the global context.

      The objective of the Services and Technologies Steering Committee is to provide the strategic framework necessary in order to define, assess, expand, maintain and improve the OpenAIRE services and enhance their interoperability with international, national, regional, and sub-regional services.

      Members

      1. Alen Vodopijevec, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
      2. Raman Ganguly, University of Vienna (Austria) co-chair 
      3. Jens H. Aasheim, Unit (Norway)
      4. Najko Jahn, University of Göttingen (Germany)
      5. Andreas Czerniak, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
      6. Emmanuel Hadj, FECYT (Spain)
      7. Alfonso López, FECYT (Spain)
      8. Joaquín Tribaldos, FECYT (Spain)
      9. Bruno Marmol, CCSD-HAL (Couperin, France)
      10. Pedro Principe, UMinho (Portugal) chair 
      11. André Vieira, UMinho (Portugal)
      12. José Carvalho, UMinho (Portugal)
      13. Claudio Atzori, CNR (Italy)
      14. Miriam Baglioni, CNR (Italy)
      15. Alessia Bardi, CNR (Italy)
      16. Marek Horst, ICM (Poland)
      17. Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez, CERN (Switzerland)
      18. Camilla Lindelöw, National Library of Sweden (Sweden)
      19. Jochen Schirrwagen, UNIBI (Germany)
      20. Andrius Kriščiūnas, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
      21. Androniki Pavlidou, Athena RC (Greece)

       

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    • Training and Support Standing Committee

      Develops training strategy, monitors and measures training operations.

      The Training and Support Standing committee develops training strategy and monitors and measures training operations. It identifies areas of training that are of strategic importance and priority for the OpenAIRE communities; provides train-the-trainers as a service for all interested; and collaborates with the global open science and open scholarly communication training and education communities. It also contributes to building open science skill sets and provides strategic guidance with regards to the production of learning material, modules and open educational resources, based on regional, national or local contexts.

      Members

      1. Iryna Kuchma, eIFL (Lithuania)
      2. Birgit Schmidt, University of Goettingen (Germany)
      3. Bojan Macan, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
      4. Pedro Principe, University of Minho (Portugal)
      5. Eloy Rodrigues, University of Minho (Portugal)
      6. Pauli Assinen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
      7. Susanne Blumesberger
      8. Lena Dreher, University of Konstanz (Germany) Co-chair
      9. André Dazy, Couperin (France)
      10. Pilar Rico
      11. Laura Bonora
      12. Gultekin Gurdal, IIT (Turkey)
      13. Ieva Ceseviciute
      14. Bénédicte Kuntziger
      15. Emilie Hermans
      16. Gerda McNeill, University of Vienna (Austria)
      17. Jonathan England, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
      18. Laurence Crohem
      19. Peter Stanchev
      20. Simcha Meir
      21. Judit Fazekas-Paragh
      22. Ilkay Holt
      23. Elly Dijk, DANS (NL)
      24. Ellen Leenarts, DANS (NL)
      25. Gwenn Dossmann,
      26. Helen Clare, Jisc (UK)
      27. Elli Papadopoulou, Athena Research Center (Greece)
      28. Mihaela Cucu, UEFISCDI (Romania)
      29. Alina Irimia, UEFISCDI (Romania)
      30. Andreea Popa
      31. Marios Balatzaras

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    • Outreach, Communication and Engagement Standing Committee

      Provides a communications, outreach and engagement strategy, recommends the prioritization for services and stakeholders, and is responsible for onboarding new OpenAIRE members.

      The Standing Committee provides a communications, outreach and engagement high level strategy  to fullfil the overall objectives of the organisation, grow its network and position members at national level. 

      With close collaboration with OpenAIRE office the SC:

      • Builds the national approach and positioning of members for Open Science
      • Provides recommendations for  a communications, outreach and engagement strategy
      • Proposes the engagement of the relevant communities, identifies their needs and seeks to address their needs through the OpenAIRE services and activities
      • Supports the onboarding of new OpenAIRE members

      Members

      1. Elli Papadopoulou, Athena RC (Greece) chair
      2. Alina Irimia, UEFISCDI (Romania)
      3. Asger Væring Larsen, Syddansk Universitet (Denmark)
      4. Bojan Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
      5. Dragana Radulović, University of Banja Luka (BiH)
      6. Gultekin Gurdal, IIT (Turkey)
      7. Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, University of Ghent (Belgium)
      8. Jitka Dobbersteinova, The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Slovakia)
      9. Katarina Wiberg, National Library of Sweden (Sweden)
      10. Pauli Assinen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
      11. Lena Dreher, University of Konstanz (Germany) co-chair
      12. André Dazy, Couperin (France)
      13. Michal Růžička, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
      14. Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
      15. Nermin Oruc, Center for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research (BiH)
      16. Mihaela Cucu, UEFISCDI (Romania)

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  • Working Groups

    Monitor OS Policies WG

    Monitor OS Policies WG

    The Monitor Open Science Policies (MOSP) WG identifies indicators for measuring Open Science uptake and impact, overviews monitoring activities in European countries and aligns with OpenAIRE.

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    Research Data Management WG

    Research Data Management WG

    The Research Data Management (RDM) WG focuses on institutional and national RDM support and good practice exchange.

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    Business Models WG

    Business Models WG

    The objective of this working group is to develop sustainable business models for the operation of OpenAIRE and scholarly communication services. 

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    EOSC WG

    EOSC WG

    The EOSC WG discusses the potential new role of NOADs and the EOSC implementation at national level.

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  • Office Team

    Our team is a valuable asset of the OpenAIRE and the key to its success. High-skilled people from all over Europe with passion for Open Science and significant experience in the relevant to their work fields consist are responsible for ensuring the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and the directions provided by the OpenAIRE Executive Board.

    Androniki Pavlidou

    Androniki Pavlidou

    Services Portfolio Manager
    Giulia Malaguarnera

    Giulia Malaguarnera

    Outreach and Engagement Officer
    Anastasia Aritzi

    Anastasia Aritzi

    Communications Manager
    Eleni Koulocheri

    Eleni Koulocheri

    Project Manager

    Ioanna Giannaki

    Ioanna Giannaki

    Office Manager
    Prodromos Tsiavos

    Prodromos Tsiavos

    Legal Counsel

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