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on various Open Access and Open Science topics

OpenAIRE Workshop on Open Science Monitoring and Indicators

Nov 5, 2021

WHEN – November 18th 14:00 - 16:00 CET (For OpenAIRE AMKE Members only)

The aim of this internal workshop, for OpenAIRE AMKE members only,  is to collect and share information about the various initiatives related with Open Science monitoring and indicators that are being developed and planned in several European countries, and to discuss which can be the role of OpenAIRE on this area.

You can register for the workshop here: Registration Form

National policy and support actions for research data skills - impact and experiences

Apr 14, 2021

This joint workshop by FAIRsFAIR and OpenAIRE aimed to discuss the role of national-level initiatives to advance skills development for research data management. 

WHEN - 28th April | 14h00-16h30 CEST

ABOUT - At European level, the emerging European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) provides impetus for skills development. However, the recent report of the EOSC Working Group on Skills & Training finds that national skills policy is usually fragmented or underdeveloped when concerning skills for research data and data-intensive research.

The workshop aimed to take stock of the national initiatives and discuss good practices, impact and ways to forward for such initiatives.

University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science Institutional opportunities and challenges for creating an open and inclusive environment for Research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020)

Oct 27, 2020

WHEN – December 9th 10:00 - 12:00 CET, December 10th 10-11:30 CET register here.

ABOUT – EUA and OpenAIRE organise a joint online workshop on Citizen Science to discuss understanding of the challenges and opportunities for universities engaging in Citizen Science, and explore how Citizen Science can benefit from and add to the transition to Open Science.

This joint workshop will discuss themes around institutional support for Citizen Science and offers an opportunity to transfer and share knowledge. The aim is to exchange experiences, lessons learnt, and explore common challenges. To support Citizen Science, the online workshop will discuss tools, guidelines and good practices from Open Science experiences as well. Participating universities will have the opportunity to share expertise, coordinate efforts and exchange advice on services, tools and legal and ethical issues.

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)

Mar 3, 2020
POSTPONED due to the Corona-virus (Covid-19) MEASURES

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.

OpenAIRE-Connect Workshop - A user journey in OpenAIRE services through the lens of repository managers

Jun 28, 2019

On 10th June 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop integrated in the programme of the Open Repositories Conference about the  OpenAIRE services and tools for content providers. This workshop puts forward an interactive session aiming to provide detailed information on the main services and tools targeting content providers and in which OpenAIRE team foresee to collect contributions from the repository manager’s community to further develop the portfolio of services offered by OpenAIRE.

The workshop provided an interactive demonstration of the dashboard for content providers tools (repositories registration and validation, collection monitor and content enrichments), detailing mainly the catch-all broker service functionalities, such as the metadata enrichments and the usage statistics service. Additionally, this all day workshop introduced attendees the new content acquisition policy, the Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers version 4.0 and the OpenAIRE graph.

OpenAIRE-Connect Workshop - Facilitate research communities adoption of Open Science publishing principles: the role of repositories and the OpenAIRE-connect services

Jun 28, 2019

On 21st May 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop integrated in the programme of the COAR Annual Meeting about the OpenAIRE services for Content Providers and Research Communities, and the Broker service. The purpose of the workshop was to present the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Content Providers and the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Research Communities, showcasing the content enrichment events and the real use cases from the OpenAIRE-Connect pilot communities.

OpenAIRE-Connect Workshop - Data Management and Sharing in Neuroinformatics

Jun 28, 2019

This workshop, organized by the INCF French node, aims to discuss the needs, solutions and resources available to participants for data management and sharing, then to identify the roadblocks to be lifted and to consider solutions.

The management of large and heterogeneous data has become essential for researchers interested in modelling and data analysis in neuroscience. Furthermore, both funder mandates and the requirements of multicentre studies and other collaborations impose a need to share and reuse data produced in humans and animals.

The presentation “Let’s do open neuroimaging sciences”, by Camille Maumet, presented the OpenAIRE Research Community Dashboard focusing on how OpenAIRE Connect facilitate Research Communities adoption of Open Science publishing principles by supporting artefact publishing tools as-a-Service, showcasing the Neuroinformatics Dashboard. The dashboard was also presented and demonstrated during the poster session.

OpenAIRE-Connect Workshop - OpenAIRE & Zenodo: IOTC use case

Jun 28, 2019

On 29th April 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop within Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) as part of the “Fisheries and Aquaculture Management” use case of the OpenAIRE-connect project ( The aim of this ‘use case’ is to publish on Zenodo (i.e. assign digital object identifiers, or DOIs) the publicly-accessible IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission - documents that are of scientific interest to the “Fisheries and Aquaculture Management” community.

Research policy monitoring in the era of Open Science and Big Data - The what (indicators) and the how (infrastructures) (11th OpenAIRE workshop)

May 13, 2019
WHEN - May 27-28th, 2019
WHERE - Het Pand, the culture and congress centre of Ghent University, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium - see map
WHAT - A two day workshop exploring mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators: discussing the what 'indicators' and the how: infrastructure. This workshop is in collaboration with Data4Impact, with support of Science Europe.

New: Read about the outcomes and results!

Workshop Series: Services to Support FAIR Data

Feb 27, 2019

Background information

OpenAIRE, RDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-hub are happy to announce a series of three workshops, two in April and one in September, called ‘Services to Support FAIR Data’.


The purpose of these workshops is to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs. The three half-day events, tailored to different audiences, will examine the scholarly and research ecosystem, what exists, what could be modified, and will give insights into optimum service provisioning. They will also be a chance to engage experts and audiences on how to turn FAIR data into reality.

Services to support FAIR data, Vienna (10th openAIRE workshop - 2019)

Feb 11, 2019
banner vienna half In the series of workshops on FAIR services for research data that OpenAIRE is organizing, the second workshop took place as a part of the larger event ‘Linking Open Science in Austria’.

OpenAIRE-Connect Workshop - EuroMarine Young Scientist Working Group

Feb 4, 2019

On January 28th 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop within the EuroMarine Young Scientist Working Group meeting about the OpenAIRE services for Research Communities. The purpose of the workshop was to present the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Research Communities,  showcasing the European Marine Science Dashboard ( and run a test drive session with the members of the EuroMarine Young Scientists Working Group (OYSTER). 

The meeting took place at the University of Cádiz, Spain, co-located with the EuroMarine General Assembly and integrated in the OYSTER programme meeting. All the participants were invited to proceed with a test drive of the Research Community Dashboard and discuss about Open Science practices and views for Marine Science.

Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models (9th OpenAIRE workshop - February 2019)

Nov 28, 2018


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.

OpenAIRE-Connect workshop: OpenAIRE service for Research Communities (Open Science as-a-Service)

Oct 15, 2018

This workshop have presented the new OpenAIRE service for Research Communities, showcasing two real use cases from the five pilot communities within OpenAIRE-connect project (i: Neuroinformatics from France Life Imaging national infrastructure; ii: European Marine Science from Pangaea and Atlas community; iii: Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities from the PARTHENOS research infrastructure; iv: Fisheries and aquaculture management from the BlueBridge and MARBEC infrastructures; and v: Environment & Economy from the national/EU node of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network), addressing community based solutions, and also the demonstration of the features available for research initiatives and infrastructures.

Legal issues in Open Research Data (8th OpenAIRE workshop - April 2017)

May 23, 2017

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.

Impact and Measurement of Open Access (7th OpenAIRE workshop - February 2017)

Mar 28, 2017
On February 14th 2017 CERES organised an international OpenAIRE workshop hosted at HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science), about measuring Open Access and its impact. The purpose of the workshop was to identify challenges that need to be addressed, and provide a meeting place for key stakeholders.

Open Peer Review: Models, Benefits and Limitations (6th OpenAIRE workshop - June 2016)

Jun 27, 2016

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.

Sharing research data and open access to publications in Horizon 2020 (5th OpenAIRE workshop - November 2015)

Nov 30, 2015

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.

Legal and Sustainability Issues for Open Access Infrastructures (4th OpenAIRE Workshop - November 2013)

Nov 18, 2013
The workshop focused on the two studíes currently underway in OpenAIRE which examine two important aspects in running an open access infrastructure: 'Legal and Licensing Issues' and 'Sustainability and Business models' . The workshop was attended by nearly 100 people.

OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop on Dealing with Data. What's the Role for the library? (3rd OpenAIRE Workshop - May 2013)

Jun 10, 2013

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.