infrastructure services & data

eInfraCentral – Helping users discover and access Europe’s e-infrastructure services

eInfraCentral – Helping users discover and access Europe’s e-infrastructure services

eInfraCentral brings researchers the catalogue of various European e-services. The beta version of the eInfraCentral gateway is available for browsing without registration: http://beta.einfracentral.eu eInfraCentral was set up in 2017 to ensure that by 2020 a broader and more varied set of users (including industry) discovers and accesses the existing and developing e-infrastructure capacity. This is […]

OpenAIRE keep growing – check out some of the most recent content providers!

OpenAIRE keep growing – check out some of the most recent content providers!

The OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth.  This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets. OpenAIRE has 1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals. In 2018 OpenAIRE continues receiving the registration of new content providers from […]

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 […]

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 […]

OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers updated

OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers updated

This is to announce the draft publication of the updated OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers. As of January 31st, 2018, the updated version has been completed for the CRIS Guidelines that were originally released in July 2015. The current release is published under an RFC status.   OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers, version 1.1 Jan […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A new Metadata Application Profile for Literature Repositories is approaching

A new Metadata Application Profile for Literature Repositories is approaching

The OpenAIRE and formerly DRIVER-Guidelines for Content Providers have been providing orientation for repository managers to align local and regional metadata management policies for the purpose of a pan-European Open Access network realized by the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The guiding principle has been always to reuse widely established standards, such as Dublin Core, in combination with […]

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 […]

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