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Abstract - Eloy Rodrigues

Eloy Rodrigues

Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services

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"Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe"

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) is a new FP7 funded project that will deliver “an electronic infrastructure and supporting mechanisms for the identification, deposition, access, and monitoring of FP7 and ERC funded articles”. Additionally, it will offer “a special repository for articles that can be stored neither in institutional nor in subject-based/thematic repositories”, while it will also prepare the way for similar functionality on primary and derived scientific data.

All deposited articles will be visible and freely accessible worldwide through a new portal to the products of EU-funded research, built as part of this project. It will also connect research input (project contracts) with research output (publications) and monitor the system use to obtain statistically-significant important trends about both.

Thematically, OpenAIRE will focus on peer-reviewed publications in the seven disciplines highlighted in the EU Open Access pilot (energy, environment, health, cognitive systems / interaction / robotics, e-infrastructures, science in society, and socioeconomic sciences / humanities) and on research datasets in a subset of them (environment, health, cognitive systems / interaction / robotics, and socioeconomic sciences / humanities). Geographically, however, it will have a definitive “European footprint” by covering the European Union in its entirety, engaging people and scientific repositories in almost all 27 member states and one associated state (Norway).

The electronic infrastructure built by the project will be based on state-of-the-art software services of the D-NET package developed within the DRIVER projects and the Invenio repository software. These will be further enhanced and complemented with services developed within OpenAIRE to address critical requirements and issues that arise in the target environment.

Supporting organization:
French Ministry For Higher Education And ResearchMax Planck SocietyINRIA - French national institute for research in computer science and controlUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne