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The UK National PID Consortium

This is a guest blog post by Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organisation (NISO). If you’re reading this post, the chances are you’re already a fan of persistent identifiers (PIDs). You may have an ORCID iD. You understand why to cite DOIs rather than URLs. You’re [probably] familiar with organisation identifiers […]

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Jisc Joins the OpenAIRE Legal Entity: OpenAIRE, AMKE

In May 2020, Jisc officially signed up to participate in the OpenAIRE Legal Entity (LE), also known as OpenAIRE, AMKE. Jisc continues its involvement in the current Horizon 2020-funded project known as OpenAIRE Advance, which was set to conclude at the end of December but now has a two-month extension; however, joining the LE means […]

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Building bridges across Open Science in the UK: The RDA UK/OpenAIRE Advance Joint Workshop

On the 6th of May, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK node and OpenAIRE Advance offered a joint workshop focusing on our efforts with open access/open science initiatives and the underlying importance of research data. This was the 3rd workshop that the RDA UK has offered and the final workshop for the UK’s national open […]

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The Knowledge Exchange and Transitional Open Access for Smaller Publishers

The launch of Plan-S has created a great deal of interest surrounding the potential benefits, as well as complications surrounding a policy mandating full and immediate Open Access (OA). Institutions and organisations continue to discuss the implementation of the plan but have expressed concerns about what they are really meant to do in order to […]

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The Jisc Monitor Service: More Than Just for Open Access Week

Jisc will soon be releasing the latest version of Jisc Monitor Local. It brings with it some small but essential changes since the previous release, in the spirit of Agile development, but the service has changed considerably since it went live some years ago. For those unaware of Jisc Monitor, it is actually two distinct […]

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Horizon 2020 and UK Research and Innovation Requirements for H2020 Projects

Twice a year, Jisc contacts Horizon2020-funded projects in the UK on behalf of OpenAIRE (www.openaire.eu) which supports the EC’s Open Access policies.  Jisc is the National Open Access Desk for OpenAIRE in the UK, and we contact project coordinators because there are particular Open Access obligations within most of the Horizon2020 projects for the EC: Open […]

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Are preprints paving the way to science in real time?

Written for Knowledge Exchange by Andrea Chiarelli (Research Consulting) Arxiv, the most widely known preprint server, has received over 1.5 million preprints since its inception in 1991. BioRxiv, a growing equivalent in the life sciences that was started in 2013, hosts over 40,000 submissions representing the work of over 160,000 researchers from more than 100 […]

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Open Access Requirements for Horizon 2020-Funded Projects

UK institutions and organisations are particularly well represented in Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), and Jisc is the National Open Access Desk in the UK for OpenAIRE Advance, one of whose tasks is to ensure that Horizon […]

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The General Assembly for OpenAIRE Advance and the Legal Entity

Setting the Stage: The General Assembly for OpenAIRE Advance took place in Debrecen, Hungary on the 15-17 January 2019; the previous GA, which took place in Athens in January 2018, was the kick off for Advance, so it was an important time for the 34 members of the project to regroup and see the progress […]

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Plan S will bring many changes, but the death of the repository should not be one

On the eve of Open Access Week, Bill Hubbard argues that we must not forget university repositories as the bedrock of open research. This article was originally published in Times Higher Education, 21 October 2018 Image Source: iStock Science Europe’s Plan S has been viewed as a somewhat revolutionary move after years of frustration at the rate […]