OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship

Project: Research

Project Details


OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandatesinEurope. 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-Infrastructurewithin 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, positioningOA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities bring together experts ontopical 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.On the technical level OpenAIRE-Advance focuses on the operation and maintenance of the OpenAIRE technical TRL8/9 services,and radically improvesthe OpenAIRE services on offer by: a) optimizing their performance and scalability, b) refining their functionality based on end-user feedback, c) repackagingthem into products, taking a professional marketing approach with well-defined KPIs, d)consolidating the range of services/products into a common e-Infra catalogue to enable a wider uptake.OpenAIRE-Advancesteps up its outreach activities with concrete pilots with three major RIs,citizen science initiatives, and innovators via a rigorous Open Innovation programme. Finally, viaits partnership with COAR, OpenAIRE-Advance consolidatesOpenAIRE’s global roleextending its collaborations with Latin America, US, Japan, Canada, and Africa.
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2020

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)
  • RedCLARA - Cooperacion Latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas (Beneficiary)
  • KNAW Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Beneficiary)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Beneficiary)
  • University of Glasgow (Beneficiary)
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Beneficiary)
  • University of Bonn (Beneficiary)
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation (Beneficiary)
  • Open Library of Humanities (Beneficiary)
  • Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (Beneficiary)
  • University of Vienna (Beneficiary)
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Beneficiary)
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute (Beneficiary)
  • University of Cyprus (Beneficiary)
  • University of Southern Denmark (Beneficiary)
  • University of Tartu (Beneficiary)
  • University of Helsinki (Beneficiary)
  • Couperin (Beneficiary)
  • University of Konstanz (Beneficiary)
  • University of Debrecen (Beneficiary)
  • The National University Hospital of Iceland (Beneficiary)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Beneficiary)
  • Bar-Ilan University (Beneficiary)
  • University of Latvia (Beneficiary)
  • Kaunas University of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • University of Luxembourg (Beneficiary)
  • University of Malta (Beneficiary)
  • Delft University of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (Beneficiary)
  • University of Belgrade (Beneficiary)
  • University Library in Bratislava (Beneficiary)
  • University of Ljubljana (Beneficiary)
  • Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Beneficiary)
  • National Library of Sweden (Beneficiary)
  • University of Zürich (Beneficiary)
  • Izmir Institute of Technology (Beneficiary)
  • Jisc (Beneficiary)


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