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Austria addresses Open Science

Austria addresses Open Science

Photo: © Universität Wien/ Barbara Mair Against the backdrop of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and other European data initiatives two Open Science events will be held in Vienna in the third week of November. On November 20th 2017, the first Focus on Open Science-Workshop, an event organised in cooperation with e-infrastructures Austria Plus, […]

Open Science Workshop Vienna 2017

Open Science Workshop Vienna 2017

Graphic record of the Workshop. VerVieVas, CC BY 3.0 AT On September 20th 2017 the Vienna Principles Working Group of the Open Access Network Austria, AT2OA, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and Open Knowledge Austria organised the Open Science Workshop at the Austrian Central Library for Physics and Chemistry, which is a special subject library of Vienna’s […]

On Citizen Science at HELSUS Festival

On Citizen Science at HELSUS Festival

News from a couple of months ago, but still interesting for those interested in citizen science and the link with open science:  On May 20 and 21 the National Open Access Desk (NOADs) of Latvia participated in the HELSUS Knowledge Festival in Jelgava with an information panel about the citizen science movement. The HELSUS Knowledge […]

European Network of Academic Integrity events in Slovenia, September 2017

European Network of Academic Integrity events in Slovenia, September 2017

Partners of the European Network of Academic Integrity (ENAI) have met in Slovenia and offered three workshops in Maribor and a conference in Ljubljana (conference video) to interested parties (13-14 September 2017). The network is currently funded as an Erasmus+ project (12 partners from 11 countries, 2016-2019) and promotes integrity in the whole academia and […]

Open Science policy developments in Estonia

Open Science policy developments in Estonia

Estonian Research Council coordinates Open Science policy in the country by organizing various events in cooperation with other institutions (including the University of Tartu Library, OpenAIRE NOAD in Estonia). In 2015, Estonian Research Council established the Open Science Expert Group which consists of 14 experts from universities, libraries and other institutions. The group has compiled […]

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the […]

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here. The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE […]

Open Science: Critical Issues and Future Prospects – Greece National OpenAIRE Event

Open Science: Critical Issues and Future Prospects – Greece National OpenAIRE Event

The Open Science event organized by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) in June provided a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and best practices between the key stakeholders in the transition to the open science/ open access paradigm. The high turnout along with the lively discussions that took place confirmed the increasing interest […]

Discovering Research Data Practices at University of Debrecen (Hungary)

Discovering Research Data Practices at University of Debrecen (Hungary)

guest post by Zsuzsa Szabó, University of Debrecen, OpenAIRE NOAD Hungary Research data management is an emerging issue worldwide. There are several initiatives within the European Union and its member states to implement data management plans and policies. Open access to publicly funded research results published in scholarly journals is an underlying principle in Horizon […]

Landscape of Hungarian Repositories 2017

Landscape of Hungarian Repositories 2017

In 2017 Spring the University of Debrecen University and National Library, as OpenAIRE NOAD for Hungary, conducted a survey on Hungarian repositories with the aim to get a clear picture of the present state of the Hungarian institutional repositories. It was a nationwide survey sent to the members of the HUNOR (HUNgarian Open Repositories) list […]

French OpenAIRE meeting: the vivacity of the workshops were much appreciated

French OpenAIRE meeting: the vivacity of the workshops were much appreciated

The French OpenAIRE workshop on June 27th was a success. Designed for head librarians and repository managers (some researchers and funders’ representatives also attended), the meeting was divided in two main parts. First came thought provoking presentations: on the French Law for OA and what it allows, on research data, on the researchers’ digital identity, on […]

„Towards Open Research Data in Poland” – a report from the Open Science Platform

„Towards Open Research Data in Poland” – a report from the Open Science Platform

The Open Science Platform (ICM, University of Warsaw) has recently published a report „Towards Open Research Data in Poland”, by Jakub Szprot, Krzysztof Siewicz and Wojciech Fenrich. The issue of open research data has not been discussed much in Poland yet and the goal of this report is to initiate a debate on this topic. […]

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