Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe-Advance


Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe-Advance
OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of the European Open Science Cloud.
In this next phase, OpenAIRE-Advance strives  to empower its National Open Access Desks (NOADs) so they become a pivotal part within their own national data infrastructures, positioning OA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities bring together experts on topical task groups in thematic areas (open policies, RDM, legal issues, TDM), promoting a train the trainer approach, strengthening and expanding the pan-European Helpdesk with support and training toolkits, training resources and workshops. It examines key elements of scholarly communication, i.e., co-operative OA publishing and next generation repositories, to develop essential building blocks of the scholarly commons.
On the technical level OpenAIRE-Advance focuses on the operation and maintenance of the OpenAIRE technical TRL8/9 services, and radically improves the OpenAIRE services on offer by: a) optimizing their performance and scalability, b) refining their functionality based on end-user feedback, c) repackaging them into products, taking a professional marketing approach with well-defined KPIs, d) consolidating the range of services/products into a common e-Infra catalogue to enable a wider uptake.
OpenAIREAdvance steps up its outreach activities with concrete pilots with three major RIs, citizen science initiatives, and innovators via a rigorous Open Innovation programme. Finally, viaits partnership with COAR, OpenAIRE-Advance consolidates OpenAIRE’s global roleextending its collaborations with Latin America, US, Japan, Canada, and Africa.
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Yannis Ioannidis

University of Athens,
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts,
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Uniwersytet Warszawski,
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN),
ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Information, 
Communication and Knowledge Technologies,
Bielefeld University,
University of Minho,
Ghent University,
Universitetet i Oslo - CRIStin,
COAR e.V. - Confederation of Open Access Repositories,
Stichting LIBER,
Cooperacion Latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas,
University van Amsterdam,
Universitaet Bremen,
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn,
Stichting SURF,
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen - KNAW,
Technische Universiteit Delft,
Universität Wien,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI),
University of Cyprus,
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO),
Syddansk Universitet,
Tartu Ulikool,
Helsingin Yliopisto,
University of Konstanz,
Ethniko Idryma Erevnon,
Debreceni Egyetem,
Landspitali University Hospital,
Trinity College Dublin,
Consorzio Interuniversitario Cineca,
Latvijas Universitate,
Université du Luxembourg,
Kauno technologijos universitetas,
Universita ta Malta,
Sarminfo SRL,
Univerzitet u Beogradu,
Centrum Vedecko Technickych Informacii Slovenskej Republiky,
University of Ljubljana,
FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología -Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology),
Kungliga Biblioteket,
University of Zurich,
Izmir Institute of Technology,
University College London,
University of Tromsø Library,
Data Archiving and Networked Services,
Technical University of Denmark,
WDDC / German Climate Computation Center,
CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research),
British Atmospheric Data Centre,
Utrecht University,
HUNOR (HUNgarian Open Repositories),
Univerzitna Kniznica,
University of Nottingham,
Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST)