Key networks & Aggregators
National Archive of PhD Theses
- The National Archive of PhD Theses provides access to the PhD theses from all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Greece as well as PhD theses awarded to Greek scholars by foreign HEIs and certified by the Hellenic NARIC. OpenArchives.gr
and HELIX Pubs
provide access to scientific content.
– aggregates Greek digital cultural content produced by institutions through public funding.
is the national data repository and at the same time operates as a national aggregator of data repositories. Currently, it harvests content from institutional data repositories included in HARDMIN.
According to OpenDOAR there are 36 institutional repositories and digital libraries in Greece covering almost all academic libraries research outputs and digital material, from which 7 are compatible with OpenAIRE thus offering greater visibility of Greek research in the European area. These are:
Additionally, Kallipos is an initiative aimed at introducing e-textbooks in higher education. The “Kallipos Action” was developed by the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the National Research Network (EDET). It was funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Education Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong learning”.
According to Re3Data, there are 10 data repositories in Greece. However, this is not the same case as with literature repositories, where each repository belongs to an institution. Most of the times, data repositories and data centers are part of a wider network of European or International infrastructures, hence they are not exclusively developed in Greece and/ or for use by the greek academic and research community. Currently, there is only one data repository which is OpenAIRE compiant:
- Zenodotus: clarin:el inventory of language resources and services
Of course, there are big and domain-specific research communities in Greece such as ELIXIR-GR, APOLLONIS, SODANET, that have developed services, tools and sometimes repositories to better meet the needs of their researchers to manage, store and preserve generated data. Those are being currently used by the respective researchers and research communities in Greece together with more interdisciplinary ones such as the EUDAT CDI facilities.
, the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology, offers cloud computing and has developed services such as AAI for authentication, Handles for identification, IaaS for VMs, Networks and Storage to assist Greek researchers activities.
c. a digital laboratory with tools for data analysis - HELIX Lab
HELIX is designed to serve the entire lifecycle of data (intensive) research making use of HPC and HTC capabilities, Virtual machines and cloud computing power. HELIX applies global interoperability standards and is gradually moving to become a FAIR-aligned aligned and certified.
is HEAL-Link's data repositories that is now underway. HARDMIN has been developed using HELIX's model and being by default intereperable and interconnected with it.
Monitor new OpenAIRE compliant repositories anytime from browsing OpenAIRE Explore.
National publishing initiatives
There are two national publishing iniatives:
Since 2007 EKT operates a nation-wide institutional ePublishing infrastructure for open access publications, aimed at supporting open access publishing for Greek scholarly institutions, such as universities, scholarly societies, research centers. It collaborates with 30 Greek publishers and operates three platforms, one each for journals, proceedings and open access monographs with an emphasis –but not limited- to SSH.
Similarly, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki offers a publishing platform that hosts Open Access scientific journals published by departments, faculty members and research centers of the University. It supports all stages of the publishing process in an online environment and its content is indexed by well-known search engines.
National agreements with publishers
HEAL-Link has secured access to a number of scientific publishers for years 2019-2021 through Open Access Agreements
. All agreements that they made under the provision for open access publications support the publication of articles only in scientific electronic journals. Researchers are advised to read carefully the terms and conditions of publishers prior to selection of the publishing venue.