Services to support a more open scholarly communication need to be built on top of the wealth of Open Access content that repositories have collected so far. Besides exploring new work areas like open peer-review and research data management, these services include testing a funding mechanism for covering APC fees for publications released after their project end-date.
OpenAIRE2020’s goal is to implement European Commission Open Access policies and increase their impact by extending the infrastructure that will make it possible to manage and monitor EC-funded research.
This social and technical infrastructure will support the Open Access policies in Horizon 2020 via a range of pan-European outreach activities and a suite of services for key stakeholders. It will provide researcher support and services for the Open Data Pilot and investigate its legal ramifications. While offering national funders the ability to implement OpenAIRE services to monitor research output, OpenAIRE2020 will engage with innovative publishing and data initiatives via studies and pilots. By liaising with global infrastructures, it will also ensure international interoperability of repositories and their valuable OA contents.
LIBER leads the implementation of the EC/OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, aiming to distribute a €4 million budget for funding Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from over 8,000 finished FP7 projects across Europe.
Our involvement in the OpenAIRE2020 project falls under LIBER’s strategic Key Performance Area (KPA) Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructures and is closely connected to the Advocacy & Communications KPA.
LIBER Members involved in OpenAIRE2020
- Couperin, Paris, France
- Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
- Konstanz University Library, Konstanz, Germany
- Bielefeld University Library, Bielefeld, Germany
- University and National Library Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
- Latvia University Library, Riga, Latvia
- Library University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Malta University Library, Msida, Malta
- TU Delft Library, Delft, Netherlands
- University of Amsterdam Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Oslo University Library, Oslo, Norway
- University of Warsaw Library, Warsaw, Poland
- University of Minho – Documentation Services, Minho, Portugal
- Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Bratislava, Slovakia
- National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
- Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey
For further questions about OpenAIRE2020 and/or the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, please contact LIBER’s Open Access Project Officer Pablo de Castro.