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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 […]

Data Conversations – ‘GDPR and your research data’

Data Conversations – ‘GDPR and your research data’

On Wednesday 25th of April 2018 took place the first edition of Luxembourg’s ‘Data Conversations’ series, themed over the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides new and updated rules for the protection of personal data which will become applicable in a month on the 25th of May 2018. Six speakers and more […]

Towards Open Access by default in Spain – The Spanish State Plan for Research, Development and Innovation has been published

Towards Open Access by default in Spain – The Spanish State Plan for Research, Development and Innovation has been published

In January 2018, Spanish Government published the State Plan for Research, Development and Innovation 2017-2020 that includes important news on open access to scientific publications and research data. The State Plan is the main instrument of the State Government for developing and achieving those objectives set at the Spanish Strategy for Science and Technology and […]

Seminar: “Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space” in Croatia

Seminar: “Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space” in Croatia

Followed by several meetings of the OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC Hub teams at Ruđer Bošković Institute , a seminar on “Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space” was held at the Teleconference Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Four European projects in the field of humanities and social sciences – DARIAH-HR, […]

Opening up Research on Accidential Injuries — „Tell us!“ project starts 8th of May 2018

Opening up Research on Accidential Injuries — „Tell us!“ project starts 8th of May 2018

Systematically opening up research processes has been the focus of several projects from the Ludwig Boltzmann Association Open Innovation in Science Center. „Tell us!“ is systematically opening up the research process within the field of orthopedic traumatology at a very important early stage: generating research questions. This ambitioned goal is based on the idea that substantial […]

Ireland’s Health Research Board’s Open Publishing Platform.

Ireland’s Health Research Board’s Open Publishing Platform.

On the 28th of February 2018 the Health Research Board (HRB), One of Ireland’s largest funding agencies took a large step forward for Open Science by launching an Open Research Publishing Platform.  HRB Open Research is an Open Access, Open Peer-review, Publishing Platform that accepts submissions from HRB funded researchers. How it works Open submission […]

Dutch OpenAIRE national event “Open day on open science”

Dutch OpenAIRE national event “Open day on open science”

**published on behalf of Elly Dijk – Dutch NOAD** On 21 March 2018 DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services, organized, together with the Dutch OpenAIRE NOAD, the Young Academy (KNAW) and the Dutch PhD Network – Promovendi Netwerk Nederland, an “Open day on Open Science” at the DANS venue. Subject of this day was open research […]

Impressions from the OJS-de network – workshop report (Berlin, 1-2 february 2018)

Impressions from the OJS-de network – workshop report (Berlin, 1-2 february 2018)

Workshop Report: Berlin, Germany, 1-2 february 2018. For the third time, the “OJS-de.net” network met for a two-days workshop at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. The event was organized by the head of the expertise network, the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), and attended by about 70 participants from German speaking countries and Denmark. […]

Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research

Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research

The University of Malta (UM) Library in conjunction with OpenAIRE organised a one-day workshop entitled Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research. The event was held on Friday 12th January, 2018 at the UM’s Conferences and Events Unit, based at the Valletta Campus.  The aim of the event was to raise awareness […]

Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

As of 2018, the National Library of Sweden (NLS) has received two new assignments from the Swedish Government regarding open access to publicly funded scientific publications. These will serve to monitor and assess national developments towards Open Access. First, the NLS shall report the total cost of publication in Sweden, comprising subscription fees, publication charges (APCs), and […]

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. […]

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