OpenAIRE Advance – Supporting Open Science in Europe

On January 1st 2018, OpenAIRE entered a new exciting phase with the start of the OpenAIRE-Advance project. While sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, OpenAIRE-Advance will work towards making Open Science the default in Europe, reshaping the scholarly communication system towards openness and transparency serving as aContinue reading “OpenAIRE Advance – Supporting Open Science in Europe”

Report: Open in order to Advance Science

Open Access week will not go unnoticed as the Belgian universities combined forces for a two day event exploring the ever broadening and deepening topic of Open Science. The event called ‘Open in order to advance science’, had a two day programme with the first day dedicated to sketch a general view of the challengesContinue reading “Report: Open in order to Advance Science”

Open in order to advance science

In celebration of the 10th International Open Access Week, the Belgian universities present a two-day conference: ‘Open In Order To Advance Science’, elaborating the benefits that can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. This two day event will have an introduction day to find out what Open Science is all about and toContinue reading “Open in order to advance science”

An excerpt of the Open Science on the move event

During Open Access week, Belgian universities jointed forced to organize a two-day  event titled ‘Open Science on the Move’. The aim of the event was to show how open access has moved beyond it original thresholds and moved toward a global approach of opening up the whole scientific process. Where open access started as aContinue reading “An excerpt of the Open Science on the move event”

Open Access week 2015: Wed. Oct. 21st

During the international Open Access Week 2015, themed “Open for Collaboration”, the Belgian universities, with the support of the Royal Library, jointly organize a two-day event entitled “Research Impact through Open Access: Explore new opportunities”, on 21st and 22nd October 2015 at the Royal Library in Brussels.

FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot

With Open Access publishing on the rise, new business models emerge.  Some journals choose to charge the author a fee to cover publishing costs. Although not all Open Access Journals ask an Article Processing Charge (APC), researchers may have to pay for the publication of their article. Because articles are often published after the researchContinue reading “FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot”

Publishers, where is the added value?

Originally posted on Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week:
It’s nearly two years since Alexander Brown wrote Open access: why academic publishers still add value for the Guardian, in which he listed ways that he feels publishers make a contribution. I wrote a lengthy comment in response — long enough that it got truncated at 5000 characters and…

Boo(s)tCamp Open Science – KU Leuven 24 October

Boost Your Research – Go Open! Open Science, just another buzz word to you? Most probably not. You do know about Open Access (either through your funder or through your institution). And you surely have heard about Open Science (think the Human Genome Project, Digital Humanities, NASA Earth Exchange and many others).