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Open Access week 22-28. October 2018 in Slovakia

Open Access week 22-28. October 2018 in Slovakia

During Open Access week in Slovakia we organized 2 events – a webinar and our national OpenAIRE workshop. We also provided materials for libraries, which they could download from our website and reuse. The Webinar was  held on 23rd October and was about Creative Commons licenses. Around 15 people attended. Our speaker Zuzana Adamová discussed […]

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 […]

PUBMET2018 Conference in Zadar, Croatia

PUBMET2018 Conference in Zadar, Croatia

The fifth PUBMET2018 conference, the Croatian national OpenAIRE event,  took place on September 19-21, 2018 in Zadar, Croatia. The surroundings – three thousand years old Mediterranean city – were well suited for our discussions about open science. Participants from different countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia came […]

Monograph: Openness in science and higher education

Monograph: Openness in science and higher education

The book “Openness in science and higher education” has been published – in Croatian  but the preface and abstracts are available in English – and presented at the PubMET conference  The book consists of 19 chapters written by 31 authors who are scholars and professionals from various fields and who deal with some form of openness in their everyday work. […]

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 […]

Open Access to Theses and Dissertations in Turkey has been Enacted by the Parliament

Open Access to Theses and Dissertations in Turkey has been Enacted by the Parliament

This has been an extremely important improvement for the open access in Turkey. The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) National Theses Center and Turkey OpenAIRE NOAD  had worked hard to make compulsory open access to theses and dissertations. As a result of these efforts, the Art. 10 of Law numbered 7100 has been entered into […]

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

A new open access project called OLH-DE has launched at the University of Konstanz. Started March 2018 and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the project seeks to further promote the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany. Emilie HermansMore Posts

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Last year, German Parliament passed a controversial copyright reform bill known as UrhWissG (Gesetz zum Urheberrecht für die Wissenschaft) which came into effect in March 2018 and will be subject to review after a 5-year period. The review had become necessary over concerns that major changes in the academic landscape due to the digital revolution […]

Open Science in Estonia – two research reports

Open Science in Estonia – two research reports

In 2017, under the supervision of Estonian Research Council, two research groups from the University of Tartu and Tallinn University in cooperation with the Estonian Academy of Sciences conducted research (surveys) on Open Science approaches in Estonia. Both research ended with practical recommendations for the future and are part of the process of establishing Estonian […]

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 […]

Open Access courses in Slovakia

Open Access courses in Slovakia

In May 2018, the Slovak Centre for Scientific and Technical Information  organised a three day course about the basics of Open Access. The course was based on the UNESCO curriculum and book „Introduction to open access“ , which was also translated to Slovak and spread among participants. Courses contained 5 topics: scholarly communication process, history […]

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