EUA, UOC and OpenAIRE have made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to postpone the workshop “University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science - Institutional strategies for creating an open and inclusive environment for research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020)”, originally scheduled for May 8th in Barcelona, Spain. A rescheduled meeting is being planned for later this year. We’ll keep you updated and apologize for any inconvenience. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this global health crisis.
On 10th June 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop integrated in the programme of the Open Repositories Conference about the OpenAIRE services and tools for content providers. This workshop puts forward an interactive session aiming to provide detailed information on the main services and tools targeting content providers and in which OpenAIRE team foresee to collect contributions from the repository manager’s community to further develop the portfolio of services offered by OpenAIRE.
The workshop provided an interactive demonstration of the dashboard for content providers tools (repositories registration and validation, collection monitor and content enrichments), detailing mainly the catch-all broker service functionalities, such as the metadata enrichments and the usage statistics service. Additionally, this all day workshop introduced attendees the new content acquisition policy, the Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers version 4.0 and the OpenAIRE graph.
On 21st May 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop integrated in the programme of the COAR Annual Meeting about the OpenAIRE services for Content Providers and Research Communities, and the Broker service. The purpose of the workshop was to present the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Content Providers and the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Research Communities, showcasing the content enrichment events and the real use cases from the OpenAIRE-Connect pilot communities.
This workshop, organized by the INCF French node, aims to discuss the needs, solutions and resources available to participants for data management and sharing, then to identify the roadblocks to be lifted and to consider solutions.
The management of large and heterogeneous data has become essential for researchers interested in modelling and data analysis in neuroscience. Furthermore, both funder mandates and the requirements of multicentre studies and other collaborations impose a need to share and reuse data produced in humans and animals.
The presentation “Let’s do open neuroimaging sciences”, by Camille Maumet, presented the OpenAIRE Research Community Dashboard focusing on how OpenAIRE Connect facilitate Research Communities adoption of Open Science publishing principles by supporting artefact publishing tools as-a-Service, showcasing the Neuroinformatics Dashboard. The dashboard was also presented and demonstrated during the poster session.
On 29th April 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop within Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) as part of the “Fisheries and Aquaculture Management” use case of the OpenAIRE-connect project (https://beta.fam.openaire.eu/). The aim of this ‘use case’ is to publish on Zenodo (i.e. assign digital object identifiers, or DOIs) the publicly-accessible IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission - https://iotc.org/) documents that are of scientific interest to the “Fisheries and Aquaculture Management” community.
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The purpose of these workshops is to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs. The three half-day events, tailored to different audiences, will examine the scholarly and research ecosystem, what exists, what could be modified, and will give insights into optimum service provisioning. They will also be a chance to engage experts and audiences on how to turn FAIR data into reality.
On January 28th 2019 OpenAIRE-connect project organized a workshop within the EuroMarine Young Scientist Working Group meeting about the OpenAIRE services for Research Communities. The purpose of the workshop was to present the OpenAIRE Dashboard for Research Communities, showcasing the European Marine Science Dashboard (https://beta.mes.openaire.eu/) and run a test drive session with the members of the EuroMarine Young Scientists Working Group (OYSTER).
The meeting took place at the University of Cádiz, Spain, co-located with the EuroMarine General Assembly and integrated in the OYSTER programme meeting. All the participants were invited to proceed with a test drive of the Research Community Dashboard and discuss about Open Science practices and views for Marine Science.
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In today’s publishing landscape there are several paths to Open Access (OA) publishing. A common and much discussed way of financing OA publishing is through Article Processing Charges (APC). However, over the recent years, several alternatives have been developed that do not rely on APCs. Consortia models, community-driven approaches, funder financed platforms etc. This is a path often overlooked.
Previously OpenAIRE launched two calls to fund non-author fee based open access publishing initiatives. The results of which you can find here for the 1st call and here for the 2nd call.
Under OpenAIRE Advance, we aim to continue this effort and showcase the range of models available (including organizational aspects), assess their relative strengths and weaknesses, conduct cross-disciplinary analyses of their efficacy in different academic contexts ,and carry out knowledge-sharing activities to promote best practice and encourage experimentation. Particular focus is thereby given to consortia models, as well as sustainability models, cost sharing and different disciplinary approaches.
This workshop have presented the new OpenAIRE service for Research Communities, showcasing two real use cases from the five pilot communities within OpenAIRE-connect project (i: Neuroinformatics from France Life Imaging national infrastructure; ii: European Marine Science from Pangaea and Atlas community; iii: Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities from the PARTHENOS research infrastructure; iv: Fisheries and aquaculture management from the BlueBridge and MARBEC infrastructures; and v: Environment & Economy from the national/EU node of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network), addressing community based solutions, and also the demonstration of the features available for research initiatives and infrastructures.
The 8th OpenAIRE workshop took place as part of the RDA Ninth Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, and explored legal hindrances and possible solutions to open up research data. With the presentation of legal studies in making data open and interoperable, lessons learnt from the funders and with a critical understanding of issues related to text and data mining, data privacy and licenses, the event was an excellent opportunity to deepen all these issues.
Few would deny that peer review, as currently practiced, has its drawbacks. It is slow, unaccountable, wasteful of resources, and lacking in incentives yet it is an essential part of the scientific process. A variety of initiatives have set up experiments with different forms of Open Peer Review (OPR) making the process faster and less opaque. But what does it entail and how can it provide better scientific publications? To explore the possibilities of OPR a workshop on “Open Peer Review: Models, Benefits and Limitations”, was held by OpenAIRE in conjunction with The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) in Göttingen, June 2016.
The OpenAIRE Workshop on “Sharing research data and open access to publications in Horizon 2020” focused on concepts and good practices of managing Research Data and Open Access to scientific publications in Horizon 2020. This workshop took place at Ghent University on the 18th of November and was attended by 102 delegates from 29 different countries.
The purpose of this workshop was to explore where the library sits in the whole data lifecycle, and pinpoint some areas as to what its role might be in the future. The workshop also invited a range of scientists to present their line of research to the audience, with idea about where the library might be able to support them.
On June 11, 2012 an OpenAIRE workshop was organized as a pre-Nordbib meeting at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The workshop was attended by over 80 people and addressed Research Data policy in the context of linking publications to research data, one of the key activity areas in the OpenAIREplus project. In order to support the linking of research output, it is recognized that policies and guidelines have to be in place to support research organisations to manage their research data. It was thus timely that the first public workshop organised by OpenAIRE addressed some of these issues. The workshop was aimed at OpenAIRE participants, library managers, researchers, research funders, and research administrators. The final interactive session enabled participants to talk to the experts, and get to grips with some data management issues. Najla Rettberg – “OpenAIREplus: an overview of activities”,