Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

As of 2018, the National Library of Sweden (NLS) has received two new assignments from the Swedish Government regarding open access to publicly funded scientific publications. These will serve to monitor and assess national developments towards Open Access. First, the NLS shall report the total cost of publication in Sweden, comprising subscription fees, publication charges (APCs), and […]

Results of the 2nd call for funding for non-author fee based publishing initiatives

After a successful first round of funding for 11 non-author fee based open access publishing initiatives who wanted to apply technical improvements to their platforms, OpenAIRE is happy to announce the results of the second call, launched last autumn. This call was mainly focused on supporting initiatives that want to experiment with alternative business models, […]

20 years of social sciences data curation and preservation in Slovenia

20 years of social sciences data curation and preservation in Slovenia

The Slovenian social sciences data archive called Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov (ADP) was established in 1997 when the need for an organizational unit that would preserve and enable re-use of data from the social sciences surveys arised. The establishment of the archive was marked in the beginning of December 2017 with a dedicated panel and a celebration. […]

Challenges and opportunities for Open Science

Challenges and opportunities for Open Science

November was packed with events around Open Science and scholarly communication. From November 11-13th, Berlin was flooded with students and early career researchers from all over the world, all enthusiastic about spending these three days at OpenCon. During the conference, attendees learnt about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data through presentations, regional workshops, and […]

DI4R 2017 – Cloudy days in Brussels

DI4R 2017 – Cloudy days in Brussels

From 30th November to 01st December 2017 the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference took place in Brussels, directly after the first EOSC Stakeholder Forum. Four days characterised by the discussion of the upcoming challenges and changes, which go along with the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. The first day of the DI4R was […]

European Open Science Cloud: currently and in the near future

European Open Science Cloud: currently and in the near future

Development of open science in the European Research Area follows provisions and recommendations in the 2016 documents, i.e., Amsterdam call for action on open science, Council conclusions on the transition towards an open science system (9526/16) and European Cloud Initiative – building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe COM(2016) 178 final. The latter […]

As of 2020: 100% Open Access to SNSF-funded research in Switzerland

As of 2020: 100% Open Access to SNSF-funded research in Switzerland

Based on a decision by the National Research Council, all publications produced in SNSF-funded projects are to be freely available in digital format as of 2020. “Research findings funded by public money are a public good,” says Matthias Egger, the President of the National Research Council. Open Access is quickly becoming the accepted standard in […]

Launch of CESSDA online expert tour guide on research data management

Launch of CESSDA online expert tour guide on research data management

Many members of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) host workshops on how to manage, store, organise, document and publish data for researchers in the social sciences. Recently, the CESSDA online Research Data Management (RDM) expert tour guide was launched, which is an online tutorial based on the archives’ experiences when engaging […]

How to comply with Open Science policies: services and tools to support researchers – workshop OpenAIRE-FOSTER in Spain

How to comply with Open Science policies: services and tools to support researchers – workshop OpenAIRE-FOSTER in Spain

The workshop, organised by OpenAIRE Spanish NOAD in collaboration with FOSTERPlus project took place as an associated event of “ECA – Ecosistemas del Conocimiento Abierto”, a major event in Spain for the open access and repository community, during Open Access Week. The main focus of the workshop was to introduce to researchers and research managers […]

Future Open Science Services for scientific communities: an OpenAIRE Germany and EOSCpilot workshop

Future Open Science Services for scientific communities: an OpenAIRE Germany and EOSCpilot workshop

On October 24th 2017, the German National Workshop took place at Humboldt University’s Jacob-and-Wilhelm-Grimm Centre facilities in Berlin (that were kindly leased to us free of charge). Since the topic was “Future Science Services for Scientific Communities”, it made sense to organize and run the workshop together with the EOSCpilot project as a full-day event. […]

Repositories of the future

Repositories of the future

Repositories forming a distributed global knowledge network have the potential to promote the transformation of the scholarly communication ecosystem and advance the OA scholarly communication infrastructure towards a “scholarly commons “. One of the barriers is a lack of web-based integration with other innovative scholarly services. There is a clear need for repository platforms to […]

Conference “Focus on Open Science”, Ljubljana, 24 November 2017

Conference “Focus on Open Science”, Ljubljana, 24 November 2017

A somewhat unusual programme of seven presentations and five sponsor updates offered precious insights into the latest developments in open science and into the changing scholarly communication landscape, and highlighted the roles of libraries. European and universities worldwide are facing open science challenges. How to tackle them efficiently and sustainably? The University of Barcelona, a […]

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