The H2020 Open Access policy states as mandatory to ensure Open Access to all peer-reviewed publications resulting from H2020 funding projects. Regardless of the fact that the reporting process from project managers could represent a major task, without an authoritative source to ensure how the information about research outputs are collected, gathered and displayed, it would be more difficult to accomplish it successfully.
The OpenAIRE Research Graph is an open resource that aggregates a collection of research data properties (metadata, links) available within the OpenAIRE Open Science infrastructure that can be accessed via API.
As the European Commission requests information about the project research outputs, the OpenAIRE Research Graph represents a reliable source to collect this information and integrate it into the EC Participant Portal, facilitating and improving the reporting process of the funded projects.
The EC Participant Portal is using the OpenAIRE APIs to collect information about publications and datasets resulting from H2020 funded projects, in order to facilitate the reporting process and have a reliable and authoritative source to verify this information.
As the OpenAIRE is the authoritative source for the European Commission for H2020 projects, it’s necessary to ensure that the research outputs are properly linked to the project information. Before starting the reporting process to the EC, project managers should ensure the compliance of the following requirements:
OpenAIRE offers guidance:
Ensuring that all peer-reviewed publications resulting from H2020 funding projects are deposited in an Open Access repository compatible with OpenAIRE, it’s time to verify if publications are properly linked to the project information.
Through EXPLORE, the OpenAIRE discovery service, is possible to search for publications and projects and verify if the link between them exists as follows:
Accessing the EC Participant Portal, if the project manager followed the previous steps, all the project publications will appear!
In the project page of the EC Participant Portal, project manager will find the publications that have already been reported and those suggested by OpenAIRE. With a simple click a publication suggested by OpenAIRE can be included in the list of officially reported Open Access publications.
OpenAIRE materials to support project managers and researchers complying with H2020 requirements for publications: