EUA, UOC and OpenAIRE have made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to postpone the workshop “University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science - Institutional strategies for creating an open and inclusive environment for research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020)”, originally scheduled for May 8th in Barcelona, Spain. A rescheduled meeting is being planned for later this year. We’ll keep you updated and apologize for any inconvenience. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this global health crisis.
New: Read about the outcomes and results!
New: Read about the outcomes and results!
In today’s publishing landscape there are several paths to Open Access (OA) publishing. A common and much discussed way of financing OA publishing is through Article Processing Charges (APC). However, over the recent years, several alternatives have been developed that do not rely on APCs. Consortia models, community-driven approaches, funder financed platforms etc. This is a path often overlooked.
Previously OpenAIRE launched two calls to fund non-author fee based open access publishing initiatives. The results of which you can find here for the 1st call and here for the 2nd call.
Under OpenAIRE Advance, we aim to continue this effort and showcase the range of models available (including organizational aspects), assess their relative strengths and weaknesses, conduct cross-disciplinary analyses of their efficacy in different academic contexts ,and carry out knowledge-sharing activities to promote best practice and encourage experimentation. Particular focus is thereby given to consortia models, as well as sustainability models, cost sharing and different disciplinary approaches.
The 8th OpenAIRE workshop took place as part of the RDA Ninth Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, and explored legal hindrances and possible solutions to open up research data. With the presentation of legal studies in making data open and interoperable, lessons learnt from the funders and with a critical understanding of issues related to text and data mining, data privacy and licenses, the event was an excellent opportunity to deepen all these issues.
Few would deny that peer review, as currently practiced, has its drawbacks. It is slow, unaccountable, wasteful of resources, and lacking in incentives yet it is an essential part of the scientific process. A variety of initiatives have set up experiments with different forms of Open Peer Review (OPR) making the process faster and less opaque. But what does it entail and how can it provide better scientific publications? To explore the possibilities of OPR a workshop on “Open Peer Review: Models, Benefits and Limitations”, was held by OpenAIRE in conjunction with The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) in Göttingen, June 2016.
The OpenAIRE Workshop on “Sharing research data and open access to publications in Horizon 2020” focused on concepts and good practices of managing Research Data and Open Access to scientific publications in Horizon 2020. This workshop took place at Ghent University on the 18th of November and was attended by 102 delegates from 29 different countries.
The purpose of this workshop was to explore where the library sits in the whole data lifecycle, and pinpoint some areas as to what its role might be in the future. The workshop also invited a range of scientists to present their line of research to the audience, with idea about where the library might be able to support them.
On June 11, 2012 an OpenAIRE workshop was organized as a pre-Nordbib meeting at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The workshop was attended by over 80 people and addressed Research Data policy in the context of linking publications to research data, one of the key activity areas in the OpenAIREplus project. In order to support the linking of research output, it is recognized that policies and guidelines have to be in place to support research organisations to manage their research data. It was thus timely that the first public workshop organised by OpenAIRE addressed some of these issues. The workshop was aimed at OpenAIRE participants, library managers, researchers, research funders, and research administrators. The final interactive session enabled participants to talk to the experts, and get to grips with some data management issues. Najla Rettberg – “OpenAIREplus: an overview of activities”,