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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 […]

“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 […]

Creative Commons seminar at the University of Latvia

Creative Commons seminar at the University of Latvia

Post by Aija Uzula, University of Latvia. OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Latvia.     On May 16, 2018 the OpenAIRE NOAD in Latvia organised a seminar about the Creative Commons licences and movement in general, as well as the idea of Open Bussiness models, held at the Humanities and social sciences centre of  the University […]

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 […]

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