OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of the European Open Science Cloud.
In this next phase, OpenAIRE-Advance strives to empower its National Open Access Desks (NOADs) so they become a pivotal part within their own national data infrastructures, positioning OA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities bring together experts on topical task groups in thematic areas (open policies, RDM, legal issues, TDM), promoting a train the trainer approach, strengthening and expanding the pan-European Helpdesk with support and training toolkits, training resources and workshops. It examines key elements of scholarly communication, i.e., co-operative OA publishing and next generation repositories, to develop essential building blocks of the scholarly commons.
European Commission “Horizon 2020”
• Consolidate and optimise services
OpenAIRE’s open science service portfolio will be upgraded to meet end user needs. Through a set of dashboards that target all stakeholders involved in the research chain, OpenAIRE will seamlessly connect all research artifacts, effectively creating the European Open Science Observatory.
• Empower the pan-European Open Science Helpdesk
The 34 National Open Access Desks, OpenAIRE’s backbone, will be empowered to increase their national presence and develop capacities at local level so as to become a pivotal part of open science in national settings.
• Strengthen research community uptake of open science
Working with three national research infrastructure nodes (Elixir-GR, EPOS-IT, DARIAH-DE) OpenAIRE will build bridges to key communities via an open science-as-a-service approach.
• Promote emerging changes in the scientific communication landscape
Building on repositories as the foundation of a globally networked and distributed open science infrastructure, OpenAIRE will support the development of the next generation repositories with new functionalities and new technologies.
• Build a global open science network
Working with partners around the world (Latin America, Japan, US, Canada, Africa) OpenAIRE aims to align policies, practices and services for a truly global and interoperable scholarly commons.
• Outreach beyond the lab
Reaching out to a network of 10,000 schools, OpenAIRE will lay the foundations for citizen scientists to leverage the benefits of Open Science, and will run an Open Innovation programme to bring OpenAIRE closer to industry.
• Collaborate with EOSC-hub towards a concrete implementation of EOSC:
Crucially, OpenAIRE-Advance will work with the EOSC-hub project to create a joined-up, interoperable set of services to seamlessly serve the needs of tomorrow’s researcher in the context of EOSC.
Period of project implementation: 2018 01 01 - 2020 12 31
Project coordinator: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Project partners: Georg-August-Universitet Goettingen Stiftung Public Rechts, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Warsaw University, European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and others