Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

Continuity in Open Access Policy in Poland

Continuity in Open Access Policy in Poland

*post by the OpenAIRE NOAD in Poland*     In October 2015, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education released a document entitled “Directions of the development of open access to research publications and research results in Poland”. Recommendations on Open Access for different stakeholders were included. Now, the Ministry has declared that a new open […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: EmpowOA

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: EmpowOA

In this blog post series, all bids funded by the OpenAIRE 2nd call for support for non-author fee open access publishing initiatives will present their activities. This first guest post is written by  : James Smith, Marketing Officer, Open Library of Humanities This blog post came about as a result of a very enjoyable OpenAIRE-funded workshop, […]

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

OpenAIRE is currently preparing its final reporting on the uptake and metrics of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot. The Pilot was installed by OpenAIRE and the European Commission in order to  meet a demand from FP7 projects that wanted, in compliance with the EC’s recommendations and polices on open access, to make […]

FOSTER Open Science Handbook and Roadmap for Training Practices

FOSTER Open Science Handbook and Roadmap for Training Practices

FOSTER releases two major resources on Open Science Training The FOSTER Plus project has released two interesting resources on open science training: the Open Science Training Handbook and the  Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions Gwen FranckOpen Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL – Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer […]

Launch of the CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool

Launch of the CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool

A new CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool (AMT) has been released. The new  tool replaces the tool used by Data Seal of Approval (DSA), shortly to be closed, and works in tandem with the Membership Management Tool (MMT) of the World Data System (ICSU-WDS). How to join: First timers: All organizations wishing to be certified for […]

FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook: feedback wanted!

FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook: feedback wanted!

FOSTER releases the first draft of the Open Science Training Handbook.  14 experts from 10 countries have worked for 5 days to create the first draft of what will become a comprehensive overview of practical resources and tools to support trainers who would like to teach and inspire researchers on Open Science topics. The Handbook […]

COAR publishes recommendations for next generation repositories

COAR publishes recommendations for next generation repositories

Defining the next generation repository On a dedicated website and through GitHub, 11 new behaviours for next generation repositories and a snapshot of the current status of technology, standards and protocols to support each behaviour are now available. COAR welcomes community feedback about existing recommendations and suggestions for other technologies not yet identified. Building on […]

EUA publishes Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and launches 2017-2018 survey

EUA publishes Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and launches 2017-2018 survey

The European University Association  (EUA) has published its Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and is launching the 2017-2018 Open Access Survey. The Open Access Survey tracks universities’ progress towards open access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field. Since its inception in 2014, the initiative […]

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, […]

Hungarian National Workshop on Open Science Debrecen, Hungary

Hungarian National Workshop on Open Science Debrecen, Hungary

*posted on behalf of the OpenAIRE NOAD in Hungary, Judit Fazekas-Paragh* On 7th November the Hungarian National Workshop on Open Science was organized by the University and National Library University of Debrecen. Around 60 attendees were interested in the topics. The workshop was an important occasion of Open Science in Hungary. Policymaker representatives of different […]

Discussion on the draft of EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2017-2020 at the Ministry of Education and Science

Discussion on the draft of EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2017-2020 at the Ministry of Education and Science

As a follow up of OpenCon Lithuania 2017 on 23 October and in relation to the presentation by the Commission on EOSC given at the 6th ERAC Standing Working Group on Open Science & Innovation on 25 October, Ausra Gribauskiene, representing the Ministry of Education and Science and the National Point of Reference for OA, […]

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania “Towards Open Research Data and Open Science”

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania “Towards Open Research Data and Open Science”

*posted on behalf of the OpenAIRE NOAD Lithuania* On 23 October the conference OpenCon 2017 Lithuania “Towards Open Research Data and Open Science” was held in cooperation with OpenAIRE2020 at Kaunas University of Technology. The aim of the event was to revise the national developments in terms of policy and practice seeking a synergy effect of […]

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