Gwen Franck

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

Alternative Funding Mechanisms for APC-free Open Access Journals: results of the first call

In 2016, within the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, a sub-project focused on Alternative Funding Mechanisms for APC-free Open Access Journals was launched. Approximately one year later, we would like to share the main results of this workline with the public – as we believe these findings can be of interest for other initiatives and […]

FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot: approved journals (August 2017)

Are you thinking about submitting an article to our FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot funding scheme, but not sure if you’re eligible for support? We got you covered! First things first: the funds are only available for publications that have been made within the scope of a finished FP7 project. Still with us? Ok, […]

On the road towards a sustainable open access publishing market: workshop report

On the road towards a sustainable open access publishing market: workshop report

On 20th April 2017, the ‘closing’ workshop of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, organised by LIBER, took place at the Royal Library in The Hague, Netherlands. (as has recently been announced, the Pilot has been extended with another 10 months – so ‘closing workshop’ might not be that accurate of a description) 60 stakeholders […]

OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: extension

OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: extension

Good news! The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, run by OpenAIRE, will be extended for another 10 months, until end of February 2018. The rules and eligibility criteria will not change and you can still make your submissions via https://postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu After careful consideration, the European Commission has asked OpenAIRE to extend the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access […]

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5) – lead by LIBER – was commissioned by OpenAIRE on behalf of the European Commission to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market […]

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

With only 2 months left in the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot – which will end on April 30th, 2017 – another progress update is due. FP7PostGrant_OA_Pilot_9th_progress report. By now, we have passed the 800 request mark (You’ll notice that the statistics section on our website mentions 687 publications – these are the fully approved and […]

OA mandate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – how effective is it?

OA mandate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – how effective is it?

*guest post by Andras Holl* The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a complex organization. Besides of being a learned society, the Academy operates a chain of research institutes and acts as a funding agency as well. Its Open Access mandate is effective from 2013. Reviews of the Hungarian OA landscape can be found in the […]

Lithuanian OpenAIRE event 2016: conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science”

Lithuanian OpenAIRE event 2016: conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science”

  Guest post by Ieva Ceseviciute, NOAD Lithuania OpenAIRE national conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science” was held at Kaunas University of Technology on the 6th of December, 2016. The full-day event co-organized with the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium attracted more than 100 participants, most of them librarians, researchers and PhD students.  The aim of the […]

Q & A on Zenodo and EC Open Research Data

Q & A on Zenodo and EC Open Research Data

This blogpost is based on the write-up of the Q&A session after the webinar “Open Research Data in H2020 and Zenodo repository” on 26 October 2016.  At OpenAIRE, we get a lot of questions about the Open Research Data Pilot that is run by the European Commission (this pilot will be extended to áll H2020 projects […]

Implementing funder Open Access policies: How OpenAIRE can help

Implementing funder Open Access policies: How OpenAIRE can help

Science Europe has published a new report on the Open Access policies of their member organisations (major European Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations). The report report highlights some of the efforts made by public research organisations in Europe over the past few years to develop and implement OA policies. It also lists some remaining challenges […]

Report “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures”

Report “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures”

From 6th until 9th of July 2016, the project e-infrastructures Austria organised a  four-day “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures” This seminar was targeted at representatives from libraries, research services and IT services that build repositories and research support services at their institutes. The aim of the event was to provide knowledge sharing in research data […]

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Over 130 early- and mid-career researchers from around the globe have pledged to submit a manuscript to an Open Access outlet by the end of 2016. Over 130 and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy signed the More Open Access pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an […]

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