European project OpenAIRE 2020 ended June 2018

The European OpenAIRE 2020 project, that started on 1 January 2015, ended on 30 June 2018. The aim of this OpenAIRE project is to support the open science policy of the European Commission. The successor of OpenAIRE 2020 is OpenAIRE-Advance.

Open Science policy EC with regard to Horizon 2020 projects

Researchers who receive funding from Horizon 2020 (there are 3,300 H2020 projects in the Netherlands) are obliged to publish the resulting publications as open access publications. For the associated research data, in the period 2015 - 2017 the researcher was obliged to publish it as open data in certain disciplines, the so-called 'open data pilot'. From 2017 on, this applies to data sets resulting from the research in all disciplines. In addition, the research data must be published according to the FAIR principles: 'Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable'.

The researcher is obliged to submit a Data Management Plan within 6 months from the start of the research. For researchers, it is possible to use the opt-out regulation if there are good reasons for not filing the data as open data, for example for privacy and security reasons.

Support OpenAIRE

OpenAIRE supports the researcher, but also the repository managers and research administrators, with these obligations through factsheets, webinars, workshops, FAQs and briefing papers. OpenAIRE also has had the repository Zenodo (managed by CERN) developed, in which researchers can deposit their publications and research data if no other suitable repository is available.

The OpenAIRE network

OpenAIRE is a technical network and provides access to 22 million publications and 800,000 datasets from 12,000 repositories and Open Access journals. The national research portal NARCIS, a core service of DANS, harvests the repositories of the universities, KNAW, NWO and other research institutes. NARCIS has been brought into line with the 'OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories' (v3.0) and, since then, has been harvested by OpenAIRE. As a result, the open access publications of the Dutch institutions can also be found in OpenAIRE.

OpenAIRE is also a network of National Open Access Desks (NOADs), a network of contacts for the research community in a European country and the OpenAIRE community. Data Archiving and networked Services (DANS) is, together with the library of Delft University of Technology, NOAD for the Netherlands. DANS mainly focuses on the research data and TU Delft on the publications. The NOAD promotes open science in the Netherlands through contacts with H2020 research coordinators, repository managers, policy staff and so on.

DANS and OpenAIRE Advance

OpenAIRE 2020 was the successor to two earlier OpenAIRE projects that started in 2009: OpenAIRE and OpenAIRE Plus (in the latter, DANS was also involved). OpenAIRE-Advance is the successor of OpenAIRE 2020 and will run from January 2018 until the end of 2020. With this project, DANS also functions as NOAD with TU Delft's library

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