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.
OpenAIRE is a participatory initiative from its onset and is reflected in its governance structure:
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.The chair of the Executive Board and General Assembly is Inge Van Nieuwerburgh.
Open Science expert, University of Ghent
Head of Division, National Library of Sweden
Director of the University of Minho Libraries
Director of open research services, Jisc
Coordinator of the department services and forecasting studies at Couperin
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.
Identifies emerging and analyses existing policies regarding Open Science.
The Open Science Policy Committee has the two-fold objective to:
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.
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.
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:
Engagement & Events Coordinator