policies & funders

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: results of the first two years

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently made an analysis of the results of the first ‘period’ of the Pilot – from May 2015 until April 30th 2017 –  in other words, this is the overview of all activity for the Pilot within the 2-year timeframe it was originally intended for. The dataset it is […]

Enabling openness, reproducibility and re-use of research: Open Science FAIR, Athens, 6-8 September 2017

Enabling openness, reproducibility and re-use of research: Open Science FAIR, Athens, 6-8 September 2017

Four H2020 funded projects (OpenAIRE, OpenMinTeD, OpenUP, FOSTER) have organized the Open Science FAIR conference with a programme covering different aspects of open science, e.g., open science policies and processes, open science impact, science to and with the society, and FAIR data and FAIR services. In his opening address, the Greek Minister of Education, Research and […]

EOSC Declaration: OpenAIRE’s Response

OpenAIRE welcomes and endorses the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration and the vision of European Open Science. As stated in the EOSC summit on 12.6.17 OpenAIRE has often emphasised that while EOSC develops a European research data commons, the scope should be broader. In our view and experience, EOSC must take a holistic approach […]

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the […]

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here. The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE […]

OpenAIRE’s input statement at EOSC Summit, Brussels, 12 June 2017

OpenAIRE’s input statement at EOSC Summit, Brussels, 12 June 2017

Yesterday, 12th June 2017, the high-level European Open Science Cloud Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium. The Summit was designed to be Europe’s moment of commitment to the EOSC and to generate a number of concrete EOSC Statements for implementation. By reviewing key areas of EOSC implementation and endorsing the EOSC statements,  participants would commit to making the EOSC a […]

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Researchers who are applying for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project funding will have to supply a data management plan (DMP) as of October 2017. DMPs will encourage good data management practices througout the data lifecycle in order to better document, store and validate research findings. Moreover, the SNSF expects that data generated by funded […]

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Stategy. The strategy aims to provide public access to research publications via the Internet or via open databases as soon as possible. Currently, access to most research outputs is restricted by the terms […]

New French Digital Republic Law boosts support for OA and TDM

New French Digital Republic Law boosts support for OA and TDM

On October 7th 2016, the French Law for a Digital Republic Act (LOI n° 2016-1321 du 7 octobre 2016 pour une République numérique) came into force, following a one year open review process during which the draft law could be improved by citizens. This law introduces new provisions to regulate the digital economy, online cooperative economy, […]

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 […]

Embargo periods: A personal view

Embargo periods: A personal view

A guest post by Dawn Hibbert Open Access Advocacy Librarian, University of Strathclyde Embargo periods set by publishers continue to undermine, or at best, delay open access (access to scholarly research without having paid a subscription or cost to access).  Whist publishers have been quick to argue that without embargo periods libraries would no longer purchase subscriptions […]

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