Our organization

Structure. People. Operations


OpenAIRE is a participatory initiative from its onset. The current governance structure consists of three bodies: the General Assembly (decision making body), the Executive Board (steering) and the Management Office (daily activities).

Our management team

OpenAIRE operates a distributed management office with dedicated people that carry out the day to day activities, and provide the necessary leadership to coordinate the multiple facets of open science in Europe.


Our network of 34 European National Open Access Desks are experts in open  access and open science. They are embedded in national infrastructures and settings voicing the needs of the research community.

Read a more detailed overview of their role and activities

Joining OpenAIRE

There are multiple ways to join OpenAIRE. If you are interested in becoming part of the technical infrastructure (e.g., content provider, funder) please visit our services pages. If you are interested in becoming a member of the OpenAIRE organization, please contact us.

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