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Register for a webinar on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories

OpenAIRE is offering open webinars on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories with Pedro Príncipe, José Carvalho, Paolo Manghi and Alen Vodopijevec on Tuesday, March 18 and on Tuesday, April 1.

OpenAIRE now harvests content from a range of European repositories, and ensures raised visibility of open access content, as well as links to project and funding information and datasets.

In order to ensure interoperability and compatibility, an integrated suite of guidelines have been developed. The webinars will briefly outline the OpenAIRE Guidelines (http://guidelines.openaire.eu):

  1. Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers
  2. Guidelines for Data Archive Managers 
  3. Guidelines for CRIS Managers.

The webinars will focus on how to implement the literature guidelines in DSpace, EPrints and other repositories, highlighting the recent updates in the OpenAIRE infrastructure and the main changes in the last version of the guidelines. The latest changes in the OpenAIRE guidelines are intended to guide repository managers to expose to the OpenAIRE infrastructure not only the EC funded research results, but also publications funded by other national or international funders.

Who should attend

We invite repository managers and administrators interested in learning more about making their repositories compatible with the OpenAIRE infrastructure and wanting to help their faculty to comply with the EC open access requirements (FP7 and Horizon H2020).

Why you should attend

  • To find out about the different versions of the literature repository guidelines, backwards compatibility and implementation.
  • By implementing these guidelines, repository managers will be able to enable authors who deposit publications in their repositories to fulfill the EC open access requirements, as well as the requirements of other (national or international) funders. In addition it will allow the OpenAIRE infrastructure to add value‐added services such as discoverability, linking, and creation of enhanced publications.
  • Research managers in your institution will be able to compare your institutional performance with the performance of other institutions in your country and within the European Union using the OpenAIRE publication statistics tool. You will also save time for project coordinators at your institution.


  • Overview of the OpenAIREplus project and the OpenAIRE guidelines
  • Presentation of the OpenAIRE guidelines for Literature Repositories: Aim, versions and specifications
    • OpenAIRE compatibility status: levels and OAI sets
  • How to make the repository OpenAIRE compatible
  • OpenAIRE validator and registration process

Webinars Details

Dates and duration

Tuesday, March 18

11:00 – 12:00 CET (DSpace repository platform);

14:00 – 15:00 CET (proprietary platforms);

15:30 – 16:30 CET (EPrints repository platform);

or Tuesday, April 1

11:00 – 12:00 CET (proprietary platforms);

14:00 – 15:00 CET (EPrints repository platform);

15:30 – 16:30 CET (DSpace repository platform);

(please choose the date most convenient for you)

How to register

To register your interest in attending the webinar, please email iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net as soon as possible with the following information:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your job title, institution and country
  • the date, time and title (repository platform specification) of the webinar you would like to attend

How you participate: once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the session.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).

To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest

Individual consultations

You can also book an individual consultation with the OpenAIRE team members on Wednesday, March 19, Thursday, March 20, or Friday, March 21; and on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 3, or Friday, April 4.

Contact person: Pedro Príncipe, Open Access Projects, University of Minho, pedroprincipe[@]sdum.uminho.pt.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

On behalf of the OpenAIRE team
Pedro Príncipe, Open Access Projects, University of Minho, pedroprincipe[@]sdum.uminho.pt
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net

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