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What are the Task Forces?

The task forces are a new programme in OpenAIRE Advance to enable capacity building, competencies and awareness raising on different relevant open science topics, involving all partners and NOADs, demonstrating a vertical approach for knowledge exchange. NOADs with more engaged activity levels are involved throughout and are also encouraged to facilitate these groups, aiming to strengthen understanding, steer project activities and, mobilise community ties. 

What Task Forces did OpenAIRE Advance establish?

In OpenAIRE Advance there are two task forces:
  • Policies for Open Access and Open Science and Legal Guidelines for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs)
  • Research Data Management

Policies and Legal task force

The Task Force on Policies and Legal Guidelines is concentrating on webinars for Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations to support them in the adoption of Open Science policies. This involves discussing the elements that a policy should include and legal issues that should be taken into consideration, and presenting the ways in which OpenAIRE can support them in their work through the NOAD network.

The Task Force also concentrates on IP and GDPR issues in research data sharing.

Supporting Output and Useful Resources

Members of the Legal and Policy task force

Research Data Management task force

The RDM Task Force focuses on different areas both to leverage on the participants' expertise and to better organise the workload among its members. These areas are Institutional RDM support, a NOAD starter kit, Repositories and preservation, and Data Management Plan (DMP) resources. Along these topical fields, the working groups continuously develops new training materials, including online guides, webinars, blog posts, diagrams.

Supporting Output and Useful Resources

Guides and other resources

Blog posts

Members of the RDM task force