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OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship

Project description

Collaboration and transparency drive scientific progress

To accelerate the adoption of Open Science practices, the EU-funded OpenAIRE-Advance project is building on the success of OpenAIRE. This initiative aims to support Open Access and Open Data mandates across Europe by strengthening the existing infrastructure and fostering collaboration. OpenAIRE-Advance focuses on empowering National Open Access Desks (NOADs) to become key players in their national data infrastructures, placing Open Science high on the agenda. Capacity building activities, including expert task groups and train-the-trainer approaches, enhance knowledge sharing and skills development. The project also prioritises technical advancements, optimising performance and scalability of services while incorporating valuable user feedback. Additionally, OpenAIRE-Advance fosters partnerships with major research initiatives, citizen science projects, and global collaborators, further solidifying OpenAIRE's global influence.

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EINFRA-2017

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Net EU contribution
€ 551 250,00
Address
6 CHRISTOU LADA STR
10561 Athina
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 551 250,00

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