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The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

Republished on behalf of the authors Egon Willighagen, Najko Jahn, Finn Årup Nielsen.* Originally published on Figshare. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Creative Commons BY 4.0 Int. Abstract At a recent hackathon organized by the European Research Council, GeneWiki, and others, a group of 25 researchers came together in Berlin to work on ontologically modelling research […]

France has its OA mandate!

France has its OA mandate!

On July 4, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, launched the national open science plan at the annual congress of the Association of European Research Library (LIBER), at the LILLIAD Learning Centre Innovation of the University of Lille. Among the actions implemented by this national plan, the obligation to disseminate articles, books […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

*guest post by Sebastian Nordhoff from Language Science Press* In autumn 2017, OpenAIRE announced the call for “Alternative Funding Mechanism for non-author fee based Open Access Publishing”. Language Science Press submitted a proposal entitled “Full disclosure: replicable strategies for book publications supplemented with empirical data”, which was granted. This blog post gives an overview of […]

When is science credible?

When is science credible?

The overarching goal of science is to deepen our understanding about the world we live in, and then to use this understanding, for example, to address social or medical problems. However, in order to pursue those goals effectively and efficiently, the scientific findings we base our actions on have to be credible. But how can […]

CRISs as data providers to OpenAIRE: an update

CRISs as data providers to OpenAIRE: an update

Once the OpenAIRE-funded METIS2OpenAIRE project led by euroCRIS finished as of mid-May, the basis has been laid for the addition of CRIS systems as data providers into the OpenAIRE aggregation. METIS2OpenAIRE set out to enable the exposure of the METIS CERIF-compliant CRIS metadata feed via an OAI-PMH endpoint so that it could be tested against […]

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 […]

All Change: Pre-Prints Count – less support for Hybrids

All Change: Pre-Prints Count – less support for Hybrids

The EC’s Open Science Implementation Plan: No Payment funds for Hybrid Journals In an interesting development from the European Commission, a statement has been released in a recent staff working document  in the context of the EC’s open access policies and recommendations to the Member States – stating changes for the implementation of Open Science in […]

Open access in the humanities

Open access in the humanities

The context The event on open access in the humanities (and social sciences) took place on 22 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was targeted to Slovenian researchers in the humanities and social sciences as well as to editors of Slovenian peer-reviewed journals from these scientific areas. More than 80 participants listened to presentations on […]

Advancing research together: EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE

Advancing research together: EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE

The EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance projects offer a wide portfolio of research and collaboration tools, available to scientists across the world. These include services for data storage and management, cloud and HTC compute resources and tools to facilitate and support the transition to Open Science publishing workflows, in respect of reproducibility and transparent evaluation of science. […]

“How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes” – Tartu, Estonia

“How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes” – Tartu, Estonia

On the 28-29th of May 2018, OpenAIRE organized a seminar titled: “How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes”.  Approximately 60 participants attended the 2-days seminar that took place in the newly renovated University of Tartu Library. The welcome speeches were given by Martin Hallik, the Director of the Library, and […]

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 […]

Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

*Published on behalf of Elly Dijk, NOADs for the Netherlands* In the Netherlands, the former State Secretary Sander Dekker outlined in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives in November 2013 that the Dutch government wishes that publicly funded research should in principle be freely accessible. He aimed to have 60% of Dutch academic articles […]

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