OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship (OpenAIRE-Advance)


Project no.: 777541

Project description:

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.

Project funding:

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”

Project results:

• 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 - 2021-02-28


Project partners: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bielefeld University, University of Minho, Ghent University, COAR E.V., Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva AE, Open Library of Humanities, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, Ruder Boskovic Institute, University of Southern Denmark, University of Tartu (UT), University of Debrecen, University of Luxembourg, Delft University of Technology, University of Ljubljana, Fundacion Espanola para la Ciencia y la Tecnologia (FECYT), National Library of Sweden, Bar-iLan University, Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (Romania), University of Vienna, University of Helsinki, Landspitali University Hospital, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, JISC LBG, Kaunas University of Technology, University of Konstanz, The Provost, Fellows Foundation Scholars and the other Members of Board of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, University of Latvia, University of Malta, University of Belgrade, University of Zurich, Izmir Institute of Technology, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), ATHENA Reasearch and Innovation Center in Information Communication and Knowledge technologies, University of Glasgow, University of Bonn, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, University of Cyprus, Consortium universitaire de publications numériques (COUPERIN), University of Warsaw, Stichting, University of Oslo, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Ethniko Idryma Erevnon

Gintarė Tautkevičienė

2018 - 2021