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What linking is?

Linking is a functionality provided by OpenAIRE, in order to link research results with a project, a research community or other research results and make the new information available in OpenAIRE information space. Via linking, users can add research results in OpenAIRE not previously available in the OpenAIRE Information Space.

What types of research results can be linked?

There are two possible types for research results. Users can either link:

  • research results already available in OpenAIRE or
  • research results that are available in external content providers like Crossref, Datacite or ORCID.

When a new link is visible in OpenAIRE?

There are also two cases.

  • When the research result of the link is already available in OpenAIRE, links will be visible in the portal and the APIs after the next content provision workflow. The workflow runs every 2 to 4 weeks. More information about the workflow is available in the article Aggregation and content provision workflows.
  • When the research results  is available in Crossref, Datacite or ORCID the link is immediately available through the portal and the APIs.

Manage “My Links”

All users are able to manage their links in “My Links” page. When users finish linking results, they are able to view the list of links they created. They are also able to delete them.

When a link is deleted from OpenAIRE?

After a link deletion, it won’t appear in the user’s list of links but it will still be visible in OpenAIRE information space (i.e. search results and API) until the next content provision workflow.

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OpenAIRE becomes a fully fledged organisation

An EU organisation to facilitate openness in scholarly communication

October 29, 2018

OpenAIRE is happy to announce today the formation of its legal entity, OpenAIRE A.M.K.Ε., a non-profit partnership, to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure.

About OpenAIRE: OpenAIRE, funded by the EC since 2008, has led the shift to open scholarship in Europe and helped alignment with the rest of the world. An e-Infrastructure with a true EU footprint, OpenAIRE promotes open scholarship and improves the discoverability, accessibility, sharability, reusability, reproducibility and monitoring of data-driven research results, across scientific disciplines and thematic domains, cross-border in Europe and beyond.

A community-driven organisation at heart, OpenAIRE accomplishes a participatory infrastructure via its established network of 34 National Open Access Desks (NOADs) in EU member states and associated countries,  accompanied by a service-driven approach which aims to support, accellerate and monitor open sciece. Respecting and realizing the “no-one size-fits-all” of the diverse research community and cultural variety of Europe, OpenAIRE is an integral part and a leading force behind the developments of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

We democratise the research life-cycle, by assisting the transition of how research is performed and knowledge is shared.

Structure: Following a hybrid model of member organisation and member state representation, the OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. aims to become the foundation for national coordination on Open Science in Europe, achieving long-term sustainability and economies of scale.

Becoming a member: OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. sets off with its current base. To accomplish a truly open and participatory modus operandi, it is open for other organisations to join from February 2019 onwards. Members of the organisation will apply their expertise in their national or thematic contexts to:

  1. Support of reproducible research with technical services
  2. Alignment of Open Science policies
  3. Support & Training for Open Science

Our members are expected to actively contribute to shaping the European open scholarly communication infrastructure, capitalising on their collective experience in Open Science. In this new setting, we will continue and strengthen our efforts within the EOSC context to engage all EU and associated member states to commit to the alignment and implementation of Open Science and outreach to other organisations beyond the OpenAIRE project base.

OpenAIRE Organization

OpenAIRE has reached a milestone: for ten years we have spearheaded the principles of openness, and we have now emerged as a key player in the Open Science landscape in Europe with global ties. Open Science practices are gaining global momentum, and committed players are needed to support this shift. OpenAIRE as an organisation from now on, will provide a permanent platform to support tomorrow’s research for Europe. We can’t wait to make this work and to achieve this, we actively invite the contribution of the Open Science and research community.

Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, OpenAIRE A.M.K.E Interim Head

Further information:   https://www.openaire.eu/organization

Who to contact to learn how to join the OpenAIRE organisation: Prodromos Tsiavos at or send an email to

Type of legal entity: OpenAIRE has the legal form of a Non-Profit Partnership (NPP) incorporated under the provisions of Greek Law (articles 741 onwards of the Greek Civil Code) and Law No 4072/2012.

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OpenAIRE Advance General Assembly, January 15-17, 2019

WHEN: January 15-17, 2019

WHEREUniversity of Debrecen, Hungary

AGENDA: in progress

REGISTRATION: Registration is needed for collecting the number of people attending the GA for catering purposes. Please register at http://open-access.hu/hu/openaire-general-assembley-debrecen-registration-15th-17th-january-2019

NB. The GA will last two full days and a half, ending at lunch-time on Thursday 17th.
The GA for the OpenAIRE Legal Entity will take place on Thursday afternoon.

Practical information

How to get to Debrecen

There are direct flights to Debrecen from various airports all over Europe, even though not on all days in the week.

In case you can't fly directly to Debrecen, Budapest airport is the other option, with a train connection of around 2/3 hours between the two cities.
Train schedule and tickets: http://elvira.mav-start.hu/elvira.dll/x/index?language=2

The other option is the shuttle transfer from Budapest Airport: https://www.agoratrans.hu/oldal/online-foglalas.html.

The Hungarian NOAD kindly offered to assist those of you who would like to book the shuttle (until the beginning of December).
Price per person is the following (you can pay in Hungarian forints or Euro, or with a credit card if you order the shuttle through their website):

  • One way 11700 HUF/ person (approximately 37 EUR)
  • Return  17900 HUF / person (approximately 56 EUR).
There's also the chance to travel from and to the airport by taxi (a round trip costs approx. 235 EUR, four people can fit in comfortably).


Hotel Divinus - https://www.hoteldivinus.hu/
  • Superior single room for one person: 80 EUR/room/night
  • Superior double/twin room for two persons : 95 EUR EUR/room/night

The above rates are in EUR, include buffet breakfast and the use of the wellness centre, VAT. The room rates do not include the tourist tax, which is ~ 1,5 EUR per person/night (an amount equivalent to 400 HUF in 2019).
If you wish to stay at the Hotel Divinus, please fill in this registration form, sign it and send it to  by November 30th.

Aquaticum Debrecen Termál és Wellness - http://hotel.aquaticum.hu/hu
  • Double room for one person: 17000 HUF/night (approximately 53 EUR)
  • Double room for two persons: 20000 HUF/night (approximately 62 EUR)

The offer contains buffet breakfast, unlimited use of thermal spa during opening hours and all wellness services. The prices do not include the tourist tax 400 HUF/day/person (approx. 1,5 EUR)
Please use the code OpenAIRE_GA while booking

Hotel Óbester - https://www.hotelobester.hu/
  • Superior single room for one person: 57 EUR/room/night
  • Superior double/twin room for two persons : 65 EUR/room/night

The offer contains a buffet breakfast and all wellness services. The prices include the tourist tax.

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