Webinar – The path from OpenAIRE to EOSC in Belgium

OpenAIRE has established itself as a key infrastructure for open scholarly output and Open Science services and support. In this webinar we will look at the Belgium context as OpenAIRE moves from a project to a legal entity. As Belgium was at the forefront  of the development of the OpenAIRE project, we will look at the history and the future of the project, some of its most used services and to the future of Open Science with the Flemish Open Science Board and the dedicated Open Science webpage for Belgium openaccess.be.

The webinar will take place at the 10the of February at 10.00 CET and will last about 1,5 hour.

Provisional program, might be subject to change.

February 10th 2021 – Please register here
10.00 -10.20Overview of the history and future of OpenAIRE in Belgium
Inge Van Nieuwerburgh
10.20-  10.35OpenAIRE services: Research Graph
Paolo Manghi
10.35 – 10.50OpenAIRE services: Zenodo the catch-all repository
Emilie Hermans
10.50 – 11.10Belgian Open Science path: Flemish Open Science Board and openaccess.be
Slides – Flemish Open Science Board
Slides -openaccess.be
Bart Dumolyn, Emilie Hermans
11.10 – 11.25Q & A session
Recording of this webinar

About the webinar and OpenAIRE

In this webinar we are looking at the history and future as OpenAIRE moves from a project to a legal entity. We will go into detail about two of the main services: the OpenAIRE Research graph, a massive collection of metadata and links connecting research entities such as articles, datasets, software, and other research outputs, and the all-purpose repository Zenodo. To conclude we will place OpenAIRE in the Belgian context, talking about the Flemish Open Science Board and the dedicated Open Science webpage for Belgium openaccess.be.

Along the lines of national collaboration and initiatives, European initiatives and policies launched under the ECs Framework Programmes put Europe at the forefront of Open Science and improved the excellence and impact of research.

One early-adopter, paving the way for open Science infrastructure, services and practice, is OpenAIRE. 

Before OpenAIRE, the DRIVERproject  has been  instrumental  in  developing  OA  awareness  across  the  Belgian  scientific community. With the follow-up OpenAIRE project, it moved from an infrastructural project, connecting and interlinking repositories, to an integrated and open research infrastructure with a support network behind it. 

Belgium’s involvement in OpenAIRE is embedded in a strong research and innovation landscape and a long tradition in advocating Open Science.

As a pioneer in the project, Belgium had the opportunity to take part in the development of the project and the exchanging of ideas in an international context. 

On the one hand Belgian involvement in the DRIVER project helped set up the initial  technical infrastructure harvesting research output from connected data providers. This infrastructure aims to establish an open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure responsible for the overall management, analysis, manipulation, provision, monitoring and cross-linking of all research outcomes.

On the other hand Belgian expertise helped insetting up and coordinating  a support network of dedicated Open Science experts promoting and providing training on Open Science, locally and internationally.

This combination of knowledge and a pan-European Research Information platform enables OpenAIRE to provide services to researchers, research support organisations, funders and content providers.

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