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Preparing open access in the european research area through scholarly communication

Project description

Preparations to reshape dissemination of social sciences

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) plays a key role in policymaking on research infrastructures in Europe. A self-regulated body, its mandate is to establish a European roadmap for research infrastructures for the next 20 years. The EU-funded OPERAS-P project will support the European research infrastructure for open-access publications in the social sciences and humanities. Specifically, it will develop a government plan, a vision and a business model addressing the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure. Overall, the project will support the implementation of innovative services to address transnational access to publication services based on the interoperability between publishing services and bridging towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) marketplace, which was designed to empower 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology.


OPERAS-P (Preparation) project will support the development of OPERAS, the European Research infrastructure for open access publications in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The project will further the development of the infrastructure in view of achieving the necessary scientific, technical and community maturity.
To achieve this goal, OPERAS-P will address the necessary requirements according the Work Programme with three objectives: supporting the ESFRI application, start the implementation of innovative services, and support the expansion of the consortium.
First objective will include the conceptual framework for a Governance plan, including a vision statement and two Landscape Studies: one per country, one for end-users. This work will include a business model addressing the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure.
In parallel, this work will be supported by the implementation of the AISBL statutes in the infrastructure.
The implementation of innovative services will address the development of a transnational access to publication services, based on the adoption of common standards, the interoperability between publishing services and bridging towards the EOSC marketplace. This work will rely on the problematics identified in the White Paper
OPERAS-P will support the development of the consortium with an outreach strategy based on the Landscape Study.
This body of work will stand in the continuity of the work already realized in former project OPERAS-D, in particular the Design Study.

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Net EU contribution
€ 191 890,00
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 191 890,00

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