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National Open Science Days in Belgrade, Serbia

National Open Science Days in Belgrade, Serbia

At the National Open Science Days,  held on October 18th and 19th in Belgrade, researchers from Serbia had the opportunity to get to know the principles of open science, as well as the changes that can be expected in the future. In addition to the experiences from other European countries, special attention has been paid to […]

Serbia has  adopted a national science policy!

Serbia has  adopted a national science policy!

Serbia has  adopted a national science policy on July 14th, 2018, called the ‘Open Science Platform’. The Serbian version of the policy is available on the official webpage of the Serbian Ministry (MESTD) and the version in English is available on OpenAIRE. Biljana KosanovicUniversity of Belgrade, Computer Center. OpenAIRE National Open Acces Desk for Serbia.More […]

The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

*** Thank you to Mikael Laakso for the excellent feedback ** A couple weeks ago, the European Commission (EC) announced that starting with their new funding programme, Horizon Europe, they will no longer reimburse publication fees for hybrid Open Access. Previously, the EC had excluded hybrid APCs when they first introduced Open Access funds during the […]

Declaration on Open Access in Greece

Declaration on Open Access in Greece

The following statement is a translation of the Greek document originally published on the HEAL-Link website. “Building on the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and on the progress that has been achieved so far, we are pursuing the large-scale implementation of free online access to, and largely unrestricted […]

Swiss Research Data Day 2018

Swiss Research Data Day 2018

The Swiss Research Data Day on 12 June 2018 at ETH Zurich was organised by the Swiss research data management project DLCM and supported by the OpenAIRE2020 NOAD in Switzerland. There has been a data deluge in the research sector in recent years, accompanied by an increasing tendency to allow the scientific community access to […]

GDPR and the research process: What you need to know

GDPR and the research process: What you need to know

On 25 May, 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU regulation 2016/679, took effect and now governs the processing of personal data. The purpose of the GDPR is to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to encourage the lawful free flow of data […]

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 […]

Cyprus OpenAIRE National workshop 2018 – Open Science and the role of repositories

Cyprus OpenAIRE National workshop 2018 – Open Science and the role of repositories

On the 9th and 10th of May 2018, the National Open Access Desk of OpenAIRE, organized the Cyprus National workshop of 2018. The two days event entitled “Open Science and the role of repositories”, attracted several stakeholders of Cyprus like researchers, policy makers, research funders, institutions, librarians and repository managers. The event was divided in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open science and open access in the Slovenian draft Research and Development Act

Open science and open access in the Slovenian draft Research and Development Act

Public consultation is open until 29 November 2017 on the draft Slovenian Research and Development Act. The news item at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport website states that the purpose of the act is to ensure relevant conditions for the development of qualitative and globally comparable research and development, through enabling relevant funding, […]

European University Association declared strong support to EU current Open Science policies and to OpenAIRE: EUA statement issued on October 27th

European University Association declared strong support to EU current Open Science policies and to OpenAIRE: EUA statement issued on October 27th

The European University Association (EUA) has recently published a statement welcoming the efforts of National Governments and the European Commission in promoting Open Science values in their national research funding schemes and in the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme. This statement follows the previous recommendations EUA provided to its members Towards Full Open Access […]

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