Open Science: What is the OpenAIRE2020 project and how can it help Horizon 2020 applicants and NCPs?

The OpenAIRE2020 project is a large-scale initiative that aims to promote open science and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data. The project includes 50 partners covering all EU countries and beyond. The initiative brings together professionals from various backgrounds: research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-Infrastructure and data experts, IT and legal researchers. 

OpenAIRE2020 can provide support to Horizon 2020 applicants and NCPs on Open Science, Open Data and Open Access related issues with its two-faceted network:  

1. OpenAIRE National Open Access Desks (NOADs)   

OpenAIRE National Open Access Desks (NOADs) are experts on institutional, national and international issues on Open Access policies and e-infrastructures. The network provides 33 expert nodes all over Europe that can support researchers and NCPs in various ways. The NOADs can help to guide an applicant through the diversity of e-infrastructures & repositories and provide trainings on more specific topics related to Open Access, Open Data Management or Open science. For further information, please visit the OpenAIRE website for:  

2. Digital Infrastructure 

The project maintains an e-infrastructure that aims to help researchers to adhere to the Open Access and Open Data mandates for Horizon 2020. This technical infrastructure is vital for pulling together and interconnecting large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe. The OpenAIRE2020 aims to enable an interoperable network of repositories and easy upload into an all-purpose repository.  

Learn more about Zenodo, the OpenAIRE/ CERN repository  

Source: OpenAIRE2020 project website