Items tagged with OPEN SCIENCE

OpenAPC - Making costs of open access publishing transparent in the EOSC

  • Wednesday, 06 October 2021

OpenAPC webinar 2021

This webinar presented the OpenAPC, an OpenAIRE-Nexus service that collects information from organizations like universities and provides them detailed information on the publishing costs of an article or book (APC and BPC).

WHEN: 6 October, 2021

TIME: 11h - 12h CEST


OpenAIRE Connect Service: empowering Research Communities

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021

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This webinar will present the OpenAIRE CONNECT service for research communities and how it supports community building, strengthening and empowering. With OpenAIRE CONNECT, communities get a configurable gateway that supports the implementation and tracking of the uptake of Open Science principles.

The experience of the H2020 project “Enermaps” will be presented to showcase how the gateway is helping to address the challenges of Open Science in the domain of Energy Research.

WHEN: 7 July, 2021

TIME: 15h - 16h CEST


15:00 - 15:05 Welcome
15:05 - 15:25

Presentation of OpenAIRE CONNECT service

Alessia Bardi (ISTI-CNR)

15:25 - 15:45

Use case: The Energy Research community gateway (ENERMAPS)

Diane von Gunten (CREM)

15:45 - 16:00  Q&A

Open Research Europe: The EC’s platform for open access publications

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021

The National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus continue their joint efforts to inform and update the research and academic communities in their countries about important Open Science aspects. This time they partner with the Scholarly Communication Unit of HEAL-Link

The webinar presents the Open Research Europe platform which has been developed by the European Commission (EC) to support open access publishing for scientific publications of framework programme’s projects. The webinar aims to communicate the model and the ways in which the platform can be used by researchers.

When: Thursday 8 April 2021

Time: 11.00 a.m - 12.00 p.m 

Language: Greek

Target audience: Researchers, Academic Staff, Librarians

We are pleased to announce that the webinar will be delivered by Victoria Tsoukala, Policy Officer-Seconded National Expert- Open Access-Science Cloud - European Commission, DG RESEARCH. 

Victoria’s presentation is about the new platform for open access peer-reviewed publications that is promoted by the EC as a service for project coordinators of ‘Horizon 2020’ and ‘Europe Horizon’ programmes. In addition, the new Open Science policy framework of ‘Europe Horizon’ that the platform supports compliance with, will be analysed.

For any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • Greece: openaire [at] athenarc [dot] gr
  • Cyprus: openaire-cy [at] ucy [dot] ac [dot] cy

Open Science Communities

Learn more about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands

  • Friday, 12 March 2021

On March 12 at 14:00 CET, Loek Brinkman, Assistant Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht, will talk about Open Science Communities in the Netherlands. The first one, the Open Science Community Utrecht, was founded in 2018, and has now over 300 members, from all faculties and all career stages. The Open Science Community has three aims: 

  1. Reach and engage researchers to learn about open science;
  2. Inspire and enable to adopt open science practices; and
  3. Shape institutional policies to facilitate and promote open science.

There are now ten Open Science Communities in the Netherlands, one in Ireland and one in Sweden. And an Open Science Community Starter Kit is available to help institutions to set up a local Open Science Community.

Please read the Starter Kit before joining this webinar and Loek will answer any questions you might have after his presentation.

OpenAIRE and EOSC: interactions and contribution to Open Science

  • Thursday, 18 February 2021

For the third consecutive year, the National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus continue their joint efforts to inform and update the research and academic communities in their countries about important Open Science aspects.

This webinar presented the pan-European electronic infrastructure for Open Science - OpenAIRE and the European Open Science Cloud - EOSC. The webinar was supported also by the NI4OS-Europe project.

Lately, there is a rapid change in the field of Research and Innovation (R&I) in Europe. The adoption of the Open Science model by the European Commission has channelled open standards into national research settings. Complementary to new policies that are created, EOSC is being developed aiming to become the European research web which incorporates good practices and interconnects with national R&I ecosystems by design. Research infrastructures are called to support data-driven research and adapt to the new reality that adds value to their services.

The presentation informed about OpenAIRE, its continuous activity in the European Research Area for more than 10 years now and its evolution into a legal entity based in Greece. It also helped to provide a better understanding of EOSC and its operation, and communicated how OpenAIRE and NI4OS-Europe assist its implementation. In addition, it highlighted the changes brought by EOSC in various R&I areas and explained how everyday activities of researchers will be performed as well as what measures are underway to fully support the research process in all its dimensions.

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

Training assessment - what does it look like for online training delivery?

  • Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Involved in open science training and looking for ways to optimize assessment of online courses? Check out the virtual coffee break meeting notes.  

Open Science e finanziamenti europei

Come ottemperare agli obblighi nei progetti H2020 e in Horizon Europe.

  • Tuesday, 02 February 2021
    Thursday, 04 February 2021
    Tuesday, 09 February 2021
    Thursday, 11 February 2021

Ciclo di 4 webinar per conoscere i principi della scienza aperta e approfondire aspetti e strumenti specifici per ottemperare agli obblighi della Commissione Europea. Il corso è riservato ai beneficiari di progetti di ricerca H2020 o Horizon Europe.

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Da tempo la Commissione Europea ha abbracciato l’Open Science e la sua visione partecipativa e collaborativa del lavoro scientifico. Tutti i beneficiari di fondi europei per la ricerca sono tenuti a rispettare le richieste in fatto di Open Access alle pubblicazioni, ai dati o ad altri prodotti del lavoro di ricerca. 

In concreto rendere disponibili i prodotti della ricerca significa fare scelte ponderate, saper distinguere le alternative disponibili e gli strumenti da usare. Nonché conoscere le motivazioni che guidano la scelta di un modello aperto e trasparente di comunicazione scientifica tra pari. 

Il National Open Access Desk di OpenAIRE per l’Italia organizza, in collaborazione con il Competence Center di ICDI, un corso indirizzato ai coordinatori di progetti H2020 e Horizon Europe, in cui approfondire tutte le principali questioni su Open Science e Open Access legate ai finanziamenti europei. 

Il corso è articolato in un ciclo di 4 webinar, in programma a febbraio 2021. In ciascuna lezione è previsto ampio spazio per la discussione e per rispondere alle domande dei partecipanti. 

Programma del corso:

2 febbraio, 14.00-16.30 - Introduzione e motivazioni

  • Motivazioni: come funziona la scienza oggi, valutazione della ricerca, problematiche
  • L’alternativa Open Science
  • La Commissione Europea e l’Open Science
  • Servizi e supporto per i ricercatori in Italia e in Europa: ICDI e OpenAIRE 
  • Domande e discussione (30 minuti)

4 febbraio, 14.00-16.30 - Open Access e Open Data

  • Cos’è e come si fa Open Access alle pubblicazioni
  • Open Data Pilot
  • L’importanza di gestire i dati della ricerca
  • Domande e discussione (30 minuti)

9 febbraio, 14.00-16.30 - Research Data Management e DPM

  • Principi FAIR
  • Cos’è e a cosa serve il Data Management Plan
  • Esempi di DMP
  • Strumenti per il DMP
  • Domande e discussione (30 minuti)

11 febbraio, 14.00-16.30 - Sessione pratica

  • Uso di strumenti e servizi per ottemperare agli obblighi 
  • Integrare le buone pratiche di open science nel proprio quotidiano
  • Domande e discussione (30 minuti)


Emma Lazzeri, Isti-Cnr

Gina Pavone, Isti-Cnr

Catherine Bosio, Isti-Cnr

Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis

  • Thursday, 03 December 2020

Athena Research Center (ARC), in the context of the new series of informative and educational workshops on COVID-19 research organised as part of the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk and ELIXIR-Greece activities, invites you to an educational webinar on Galaxy - an infrastructure for biological data analysis. 

“Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis”

When: Thursday 3 December 2020

Time: 12.30 - 14.30 p.m EET

Language of presentations: Greek

Target audience: Researchers, Health Professionals, Academic Staff, Librarians, Students

The webinar is held in collaboration with the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming” and the Institute of Applied Biosciences of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. The purpose of the webinar is twofold: on the one hand to inform about best practices and tools developed for the scientific field of Biomedicine and Open Science, on the other hand to focus on implementation of best practices on data analysis through the Galaxy service while familiarising researchers with its functionalities and use. During the webinar, scientists and researchers will be able to understand the service’s basic functions as well as how they can use it in their research, focusing on COVID-19 activities. Furthermore, interactions with speakers are encouraged in the discussion session through posing questions and communicating use case scenarios that will strengthen compliance with global practices and will enhance the service’s utilization / exploitation by the Greek research community.


12.30 - 12.40


Elli Papadopoulou, Athena Research Center & OpenAIRE NOAD

12.40 - 13.00

Introduction to ELIXIR-GR and Galaxy

Alexandros Dimopoulos, Research Associate, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”

13.00 - 13.20

Presentation and demonstration of EG-CI

Thanasis Vergoulis, Research Associate, Athena Research Center

13.20 - 13.40

Demo of the Galaxy service

Fotis Psomopoulos, Researcher C’, Institute of Applied Biosciences / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

13.40 - 14.00

Discussion and Wrap-Up

If you would like to attend the webinar “Galaxy: an open infrastructure for biological data analysis”, please subscribe here

The link to connect to the online platform will be sent to registered participants one day before the webinar.

The webinar will be recorded and all related material (slides, recordings, Q&As) will be shared with everyone afterwards.

For any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • OpenAIRE in Greece:  
  • ELIXIR-GR : link to contact

CHIST-ERA Course on Open Science and Research Data Management

A course on Open Science and Research Data Management for CHIST-ERA beneficiaries

  • Wednesday, 02 December 2020
    Friday, 04 December 2020
    Wednesday, 09 December 2020
    Friday, 11 December 2020

The Course on Open Science and Research Data Management organised in the framework of CHIST-ERA in collaboration with OpenAIRE NOADs is dedicated to CHIST-ERA funding programme beneficiaries and call applicants.

Given the engagement of CHIST-ERA in Open Science, a new Open Science policy will come into effect starting from the next CHIST-ERA Call, with new tools, standards and support.

In collaboration with OpenAIRE, the training course has been tailored to the new CHIST-ERA policy as well as to the needs of CHIST-ERA project participants. It consists of the following 4 modules:

The course covers all modern aspects of Open Science (Publications, Open Data, FAIR principles, DMP, etc.) and familiarise you with the tools and standards now required by the new calls of CHIST-ERA.

You will find all course material linked at the bottom of this page.

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

OpenAIRE virtual coffee break

The Open Science Skills Curriculum: what does it look like at the institutional level?

  • Wednesday, 02 December 2020

The Open Science Skills Curriculum: what does it look like at the institutional level? This is a very practical question and we seek to find concrete answers that can be shared across countries and institutions. In particular, we focused on sharing information on:

  • The topics covered by Open Science skills courses at the different stages of the researcher career (R1-R4)
  • The learning objectives for these courses
  • The means of delivery of these courses (online only, blended, face-to-face only, etc).
  • The assessment of these courses (and any certification or accreditation).

A multitude of Open Science training courses are being delivered by institutions across Europe (and beyond) to researchers at different stages of their careers. Multiple agencies and groups described their much valuable work in reports and recommendations. However, basic information on curriculum specifics at the institutional level does not appear to be generally available.

It would be useful for those who are designing and updating these courses to be able to benchmark their offerings from the curriculum viewpoint, gaining an insight into the topics and levels of detail that are considered appropriate for doctoral students/early career researchers compared with more established researchers (for example), etc.

Session notes

Fai una domanda su #COVID-19

Gli esperti rispondono

  • Friday, 27 November 2020

Questo webinar si è svolto il 27 novembre e non è più possibile inviare domande. Le domande ricevute e le risposte degli esperti sono disponibili al seguente link: 

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Hai curiosità su come stanno lavorando i ricercatori per affrontare la pandemia? Vuoi saperne di più su come si diffonde il contagio o sui sintomi della malattia Covid-19? Vuoi capire come leggere i dati o dove trovare fonti affidabili?

Un gruppo di esperti sarà online per due ore per rispondere a tutte le domande che riceveranno. L’evento – inserito all’interno della Notte europea dei ricercatori 2020 – è rivolto a giovani e studenti delle scuole superiori e consiste in una sessione pubblica e interattiva di domande e risposte. Le domande possono essere inviate in anticipo a questo modulo oppure potranno essere poste direttamente durante l’incontro, che si svolgerà online il 27 novembre dalle 15 alle 17. In entrambi i casi le domande saranno raccolte in forma anonima. 

Puoi leggere le domande già inviate o votare quelle che preferisci attraverso questo link.


Maria Chironna. Epidemiologa, è in prima linea nell’affrontare l’emergenza da Covid-19 in Puglia. Professoressa  associata di Igiene all’Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, è responsabile del laboratorio di Epidemiologia molecolare e sanità pubblica dell’Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico, che si occupa del monitoraggio dei dati dell’emergenza in corso

Gianluigi de Gennaro. Coordinatore della ricerca scientifica internazionale sulla relazione tra inquinamento atmosferico e diffusione dell’epidemia da Covid-19. Professore associato di Chimica dell’Ambiente all’Università degli  Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ dove si occupa di qualità dell’aria e studio del respiro umano.

Emma Lazzeri. Ricercatrice, esperta di comunicazione scientifica e scienza aperta, studia i modi in cui i ricercatori si scambiano le informazioni e i risultati degli esperimenti all’interno della comunità scientifica e con il resto della società. Lavora presso il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

Luca  Lista. Esperto di analisi di dati, fa parte del gruppo di lavoro COVIDSTAT dell’INFN per l’analisi statistica dei dati della pandemia ( Professore ordinario di fisica sperimentale all’Università degli Studi “Federico II” di Napoli,  è direttore della sezione di Napoli dell’Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare.

Graziano Pesole. Esperto in bioinformatica e genomica, è autore di studi sui genomi isolati da SarsCOv2, con cui ha contribuito all’analisi evolutiva e genomica dei ceppi isolati in Italia. Professore ordinario di biologia molecolare all’Università degli studi Aldo Moro di Bari e ricercatore associato del CNR-IBIOM.


Tina Simoniello. Biologa e giornalista scientifica, da oltre 20 anni collabora con le pagine di medicina di Repubblica e per l’inserto di scienza e tecnologia RLab ha curato la rubrica Scienza a Scuola. È cofondatrice del giornale di scienza online Galileo, ed è stata redattrice di Scienza & Società, periodico dell’università Bocconi. È coautrice di una biografia di Rita Levi-Montalcini per l’editore L’Asino d’oro.

Comitato scientifico: 

Elisabetta Bissaldi,  

Marco Circella,  

Francesca De Leo, 

Annamaria Demarinis,  

Fabio Gargano, 

Emma Lazzeri,  

Loredana Le Pera,  

Gina Pavone,  

Stefania Petraccone, 

Allegra Via, 


Praticare l’Open Science nelle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente

  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020
    Thursday, 26 November 2020
    Tuesday, 01 December 2020
    Thursday, 03 December 2020

Un ciclo di 4 webinar per conoscere i principi della scienza aperta e approfondire aspetti e strumenti specifici per le Scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente. 

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L’attuale sistema delle riviste ad abbonamento con cui i ricercatori si scambiano informazioni e conoscenze limita e impoverisce il meccanismo di verifica e controllo dei risultati ottenuti da parte dei “pari” e di tutta la comunità scientifica, nonché la fertilizzazione di nuove idee. Inoltre in questo sistema si trascura di dare accesso a una parte fondamentale per il sostegno di quanto si riporta negli articoli pubblicati: i dati. 

L’Open Science è un modo di fare ricerca improntato alla trasparenza e alla collaborazione che ha l’obiettivo di eliminare le barriere di accesso e facilitare la diffusione della conoscenza. In concreto, nel quotidiano del lavoro scientifico, applicare i principi della scienza aperta può comportare l’esigenza di dotarsi di metodi e strumenti adatti che spesso sono specifici per discipline e aree di ricerca. 

Questo corso intende fornire le conoscenze di base per applicare i principi dell’Open Science e dell’Open Access alle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente. Rivolto a docenti, ricercatori, tecnici, studenti di dottorato, assegnisti di ricerca che lavorano in questo settore, il ciclo di webinar prevede quattro lezioni di due ore e mezza ciascuna, di cui mezz’ora riservata alle domande e alla discussione. Attraverso specifici software si cercherà di favorire l’interazione e lo scambio con i partecipanti, i quali alla fine di ciascun modulo e dopo aver completato un breve questionario sugli argomenti trattati, potranno avere un attestato di partecipazione. 

Obbiettivi di apprendimento. Alla fine del corso i partecipanti:

  • saranno in grado comprendere le motivazioni alla base dell’Open Science/Open Access e le sue dinamiche;
  • conosceranno le attuali iniziative europee sull’Open Science/Open Access, e in particolare quelle legate alla loro area disciplinare;
  • avranno gli strumenti per implementare le buone pratiche dell’Open Science/Open Access nel quotidiano delle loro attività di ricerca (per esempio per la gestione e la condivisione dei dati secondo i principi FAIR, per rendere Open Access le pubblicazioni, eccetera);
  • avranno gli strumenti necessari per ottemperare agli obblighi della Commissione Europea in materia di Open Access ai dati e alla letteratura scientifica;
  • avranno le competenze di base per interagire con le  infrastrutture di ricerca nel loro settore specifico.


24 novembre, 14.00-16.30. Introduzione e motivazioni: Open Science e accesso ai dati scientifici.

26 novembre, 14.00-16.30. Approcci federati all’integrazione di dati scientifici multidisciplinari e servizi per l’accesso e l’utilizzo: l’esperienza dell’infrastruttura di ricerca EPOS.

1 dicembre, 14.00-16.30. Gestione dei dati della ricerca: dati Open, FAIR e DMP.

3 dicembre, 14.00-16.30. Dimostrazione pratica con strumenti e servizi per l’Open Science.


Daniele Bailo, INGV

Massimo Cocco, INGV

Emma Lazzeri, CNR/ISTI

Mario Locati, INGV

Alessandro Sarretta, CNR/IRPI

Comitato tecnico scientifico:

Maria Silvia Giamberini, CNR/IGG

Gina Pavone, CNR/ISTI

Equity and inclusion: open science policies

Equity and inclusion: open science policies

A joint COAR/EIFL/OpenAIRE panel session

  • Friday, 23 October 2020

Webinar jointly organised by COAREIFL and OpenAIRE on Friday, October

23rd at 12:00 - 13:30 CEST. 

This panel addressed equity and inclusion in recent open science policy developments in Asia and Europe. 

 Moderator:  Iryna Kuchma (EIFL)

Open Access Week 2020 programme:

Open Access Week: Open Science Ambassadors

Open Access Week: Open Science Ambassadors

How can early career researchers boost Open Science? A joint OpenAIRE/Eurodoc webinar.

  • Thursday, 22 October 2020

During this webinar, Oleksandr Berezko (General Board Member at Eurodoc) and Sara Pilia (Equality Working Group Co-coordinator at Eurodoc) will present the Eurodoc Open Science Ambassadors training programme for Early Career Researchers (ECR), and the activities of the Eurodoc Equality Working Group, which aims to remove the barriers encountered by those ECRs who experience exclusion and discrimination. 


 Eurodoc is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 28 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 26 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Eurodoc's mission is to advocate for positive change in the policies, culture and environment that affect the quality of training, well-being and employment conditions of early career researchers (ECRs). More information. 

Eurodoc Open Science Ambassadors

 The Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training is a course designed to train researchers in key practices in Open Science. The course was initially aimed at representatives of early-career researchers from National Associations of Eurodoc to act as ambassadors in their networks and is now freely available for all interested researchers and policy makers. Currently there are 24 Ambassadors located in 18 European countries from Ireland to Azerbaijan. The new Ambassadors cohort will be recruited shortly. More information.  

Eurodoc Equality Working Group 

The Eurodoc Equality Working Group was built to support every ECR in development of their career as a researcher, particularly by helping remove the barriers encountered by those ECRs that experience exclusion related to “diversity”. The Working Group adopts an approach that regards discrimination and exclusion as the result of an intersectionality of multiple causes. At present, it is paying special attention to gender and disability issues as causes of discrimination. More information
Open Access Week: Towards a scholarly commons

Open Access Week: Towards a scholarly commons

Platform interoperability and open access transformation

  • Thursday, 22 October 2020

What does it mean to be a part of the scholarly commons? According to FORCE11, the scholarly commons is an agreement among researchers and other stakeholders in scholarly communication to make research open and participatory for anyoneanywhere. It is not another sharing platform, but a set of principlesconcrete guidance to practice, and actions towards inclusivity of diverse perspectives from around the globe.

In this webinar, we investigate OpenAIRE's role in achieving this scholarly commons, through our work concerning the OpenAIRE Guidelines on metadata interoperability, as well as publication models and services for the Open Access Transformation.

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