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How to provide content, how to use our services and data

OpenAIRE Privacy Policy

OpenAIRE places particular emphasis on the security of personal data and the protection of the data subject. For this reason, OpenAIRE has introduced a Personal Data Policy which covers: lawfulness, fairness and transparency, processing within the legitimate purpose limits, data minimization, accuracy, storage Limitation, integrity and confidentiality, accountability

Content acquisition policy

The OpenAIRE service infrastructure harvests metadata about scholarly communication products (literature, datasets, software, and other research products) and links between such products from a range of institutional or subject repositories, national and institutional research information portals, aggregators, e-journals, data repositories, and software repositories. In addition, it infers links between literature and such products via advanced text and data mining techniques (TDM). The resulting information graph (i.e. interlinked sets of o...

OpenAIRE Data Protection Policy related to EOSC data transfer service

The EOSC Explore portal offers users the possibility to transfer files (datasets) to dCache and S3 storages, via the Data Transfer Service (implemented by EGI). For the transfer of files to dCache users are prompted to login to EGI Checkin (EGI production AAI). To transfer files to s3 users are prompted to give their s3 credentials to EOSC Explore. These credentials are encoded and passed to the Data Transfer Service.

Terms of Use for Content Providers

OpenAIRE harvests bibliographic metadata records and Open Access articles full-text from content providers with a view to carrying out text-mining techniques.  This template describes in detail the Agreement for Content Exchange between OpenAIRE and external content providers e.g, consent for re-use of metadata, provisions ensuring quality of service, licensing the enriched metadata.  

Service Level Agreement (SLA) Policies

Describes the levels of availability, serviceability, performance, operation, or other attributes of the Infrastructure. More specifically it desribes SLAs on Content Access, Content Storage, Applications as-a-service hosting,  Support Response Time, Scheduled Infrastructure Downtime. The level of service is specified as "target" and "minimum," informing what to expect (the minimum), while providing a measurable (average) target value that shows the level of organization performance.

Code of Ethics for OpenAIRE A.M.K.E.

OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. is a non-profit partnership, whose aim is to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure. Our code of ethics outlines the mission and values of the organization, how we approach problems, the ethical principles based on our core values, and the standards to which our staff and members are held.

ΟpenAIRE Gender Equality and Non-discrimination Policy

Our Gender Equality and Non-discrimination Policy sets out the key components of OpenAIRE’s policy in relation to Gender Equality and non-discrimination. OpenAIRE is committed to the development and pro-active implementation of policies aiming at inclusive equality, supporting and encouraging diversity and having an overall high-level of ethical standards, policies and processes.

OpenAIRE’s self-assessment of the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI)

The Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) offers a set of guidelines by which open scholarly infrastructure organisations and initiatives that support the research community can be run and sustained. OpenAIRE builds on these principles as a signal of our commitement to serve the research community in the long run.  

Acceptable Use Policy

Defines the rules and conditions that govern your access to and use (including transmission, processing, and storage of data) of the resources and services (“Services”) as granted by OpenAIRΕ, and the Research Community to which you belong, for the purpose of meeting the goals of OpenAIRE, namely to embed Open Science into researchers' daily workflow and to implement and align Open Science policies and infrastructures across European research institutions, as well as the goals of your Research Community.