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privacy statement

Name of the service OpenAire 2020
Description of the service


OpenAIRE2020 is a funded project to develop and maintain the infrastructure to support the European Commission OA policy

Data controller and a contact person

Glykeria Katsari, Technical Team, Athena Research Center (ARC) , Greece 

Natalia Manola, OpenAire2020 Project Leader, Athena Research Center ( ARC ), Greece

Jurisdiction PL, Poland , Warsaw
Personal data processed

The following data are retrieved from your Home Organisation and stored to our user database :

  • Display Name , from which your username within the OpenAire2020 platform is generated
  • Email, serving as a contact point for the monthly newsletter and other important notifications on the OpenAire portal ( expected downtimes, changes in services,etc)  
  • eduPersonTargetedID , used as a unique identifier to your account
  • Common Name, Given Name and Surname which are optionally requsted  and used to enrich your user profile if your Home Organization chooses to relase them.
Purpose of the processing of personal data The OpenAire Platform uses the provided user data for authentication and offering  controlled access to the provided online services.
Third parties to whom personal data is disclosed


Personal Data are not disclosed to Third Party Entities and are only aggregated and used within the context of the Openaire2020 Project.Any personal data published by the user voluntarily on the web application ( name, surname)  will be visible to other users of the web application. Private data (email, passwords) will be only accessible by the technical team responsible for the OpenAire portal management.

How to access, rectify and delete the personal data


Contact  User Support at the Helpdesk and submit ta request for modifying or removing your account. Data can be edited by each users by accessing their user profile page.

Data retention


Personal data  are deleted immediately upon submitting  an account removal request to the Helpdesk.

Data Protection Code of Conduct


Your personal data will be protected according to the Code of Conduct for Service Providers, a common standard for the research and higher education sector to protect your privacy.


Resources & Further Information

v.2.0 September 2015 Edited & customised by the OpenAire2020 Technical Team, Athena Research Center, Athens, Greece