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Swedish OpenAIRE event “Opportunities in Open Science”

Swedish OpenAIRE event “Opportunities in Open Science”

On January 19th the National Library of Sweden organised a national OpenAIRE seminar, in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. Recordings and ppt-slides are available here. This is a summary of the seminar: Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Sweden, opened the […]

Slovakia: Open education and open science in Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2017-2019

Slovakia: Open education and open science in Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2017-2019

Slovakia has been a part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) since 2011. On March 1st, 2017 the 3rd Slovak OGP Action Plan for 2017-2019 was approved. It contains six topics: open data, open education and open science, government open for dialogue, open justice, evaluation of application practice and feedback.   The Open Education and […]

Croatian Projects Database

Croatian Projects Database

Usage of the unique object identifiers is crucial for accomplishing interoperability between different web services and platforms. OpenAIRE has made great progress in linking EC funded projects with publications and research data on the EU level by indexing harvested data and making that information available through the API. In Croatia, we use this API to […]

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 […]

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of […]

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 […]

Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

On November 29th 2016 the Swiss RDM Day took place at Rolex Learning Center, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The national workshop for 150 participants was jointly organised by OpenAIRE, the national project Data Life-Cycle Management (DLCM) and its partners (EPFL, ETH Zürich, HES-SO – HEG, University of Basel, University of Zurich, Université de […]

Fair data management: best practices and open issues – 14-15 November, Florence, Italy

Fair data management: best practices and open issues – 14-15 November, Florence, Italy

A two day workshop was held in Florence on November 14th -15th on  sharing, reuse, and reproducibility, curation of  research data. OpenAIRE-Italy (CNR-ISTI and NOAD) was strongly engaged in organizing the event, promoted and sponsored by RDA Europe in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Parma and with the patronage of AISA – […]

Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Over 350 researchers attended “Open Science in Horizon 2020”: the Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop hosted by the University of Belgrade on November 8, 2016.   The event was opened by the Vice Rector of the University of Belgrade and the Deputy Minister of Science. The presentations covered the following topics: “OpenAIRE as a European infrastructure […]

Portuguese OpenAIRE workshop 2016 on “Open Science and the Funders’ Requirements: Open Access and Open Data in H2020”

Portuguese OpenAIRE workshop 2016 on “Open Science and the Funders’ Requirements: Open Access and Open Data in H2020”

On the November 4th 2016 the Portuguese OpenAIRE national workshop was held in Coimbra, Portugal, at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Coimbra. The workshop was focused on the Open Access and Open Data Horizon 2020 requirements but also aimed to have a more comprehensive view of Open Science. With the title […]

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, […]

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