Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe 2020

Project: Research

Project Details


OpenAIRE2020 represents a pivotal phase in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open Access (OA) policies of the European Commission (EC), building on the achievements of the OpenAIRE projects. OpenAIRE2020 will expand and leverage its focus from (1) the agents and resources of scholarly communication to workflows and processes, (2) from publications to data, software, and other research outputs, and the links between them, and (3) strengthen the relationship of European OA infrastructures with other regions of the world, in particular Latin America and the U.S. Through these efforts OpenAIRE2020 will truly support and accelerate Open Science and Scholarship, of which Open Access is of fundamental importance.
OpenAIRE2020 continues and extends OpenAIRE’s scholarly communication infrastructure to manage and monitor the outcomes of EC-funded research. It combines its substantial networking capacities and technical capabilities to deliver a robust infrastructure offering support for the Open Access policies in Horizon 2020, via a range of pan-European outreach activities and a suite of services for key stakeholders. It provides researcher support and services for the Open Data Pilot and investigates its legal ramifications. The project offers to national funders the ability to implement OpenAIRE services to monitor research output, whilst new impact measures for research are investigated. OpenAIRE2020 engages with innovative publishing and data initiatives via studies and pilots. By liaising with global infrastructures, it ensures international interoperability of repositories and their valuable OA contents.
To ensure sustainability and long-term health for the overall OpenAIRE infrastructure, the proposed OpenAIRE2020 project will establish itself as a legal entity, which will manage the production-level responsibilities securing 24/7 reliability and continuity to all relevant user groups, data providers and other stakeholders.
Effective start/end date01/01/201530/06/2018

Collaborative partners

  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Beneficiary) (lead)
  • Georg-August-University Göttingen (Beneficiary)
  • National Research Council (Beneficiary)
  • University of Warsaw (Beneficiary)
  • CERN (Beneficiary)
  • ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (Beneficiary)
  • Bielefeld University (Beneficiary)
  • University of Minho (Beneficiary)
  • Stichting (Beneficiary)
  • Ghent University (Beneficiary)
  • University of Oslo (Beneficiary)
  • Confederation of Open Access Repositories (Beneficiary)
  • Stichting LIBER (Beneficiary)
  • RedCLARA - Cooperacion Latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas (Beneficiary)
  • University of Amsterdam (Beneficiary)
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Beneficiary)
  • University of Bremen (Beneficiary)
  • University of Bonn (Beneficiary)
  • Jisc (Beneficiary)
  • Stichting SURF (Beneficiary)
  • KNAW Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Beneficiary)
  • Delft University of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • University of Vienna (Beneficiary)
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Beneficiary)
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute (Beneficiary)
  • University of Cyprus (Beneficiary)
  • Technical University of Ostrava (Beneficiary)
  • University of Southern Denmark (Beneficiary)
  • University of Tartu (Beneficiary)
  • University of Helsinki (Beneficiary)
  • Couperin (Beneficiary)
  • University of Konstanz (Beneficiary)
  • National Documentation Centre (Beneficiary)
  • University of Debrecen (Beneficiary)
  • The National University Hospital of Iceland (Beneficiary)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Beneficiary)
  • Cineca (Beneficiary)
  • University of Latvia (Beneficiary)
  • Kaunas University of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • University of Luxembourg (Beneficiary)
  • University of Malta (Beneficiary)
  • Sarminfo SRL (Beneficiary)
  • University of Belgrade (Beneficiary)
  • Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Beneficiary)
  • University of Ljubljana (Beneficiary)
  • Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Beneficiary)
  • National Library of Sweden (Beneficiary)
  • University of Zürich (Project partner)
  • Izmir Institute of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • University College London (Beneficiary)
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Project partner)
  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (Project partner)
  • German Climate Computational Center (Project partner)
  • CGIAR (Project partner)
  • Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (Project partner)
  • Utrecht University (Project partner)
  • University Library in Bratislava (Project partner)
  • Spanish National Research Council (Project partner)
  • University of Nottingham (Project partner)
  • The Malta Council for Science and Technology (Project partner)


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