Categories
Jisc Monitor Monitor Local Monitor UK open access

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
open access OpenAIRE

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
open access

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 […]

Categories
Advocacy Community events OA support open access OpenAIRE

Helping UK open access repositories comply with OpenAIRE’s guidelines

On 11 October 2018, Jochen Schirrwagen from the University of Bielefeld presented a webinar for UK repositories in order to help them comply with version 3 of OpenAIRE’s guidelines for open access repositories. OpenAIRE’s mission is to shift scholarly communication towards openness and transparency and facilitate innovative ways to communicate and monitor research, with a […]

Categories
policy

The draft guidance on submissions for the 2021 REF

Earlier in July, the document, “Draft Guidance on Submissions” for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework was released for consultation. As the announcement stated, the document sets out the draft framework and generic criteria for assessment in the 2021 REF; specifies the content, data requirements, and related definitions for submissions to the REF; and guides HEI […]

Categories
Uncategorized

The European Commission’s Revised Recommendations on Access and Preservation

On the 25th of April 2018, the European Commission published C(2018) 2375, “Commission Recommendation on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information,” which updates and replaces Recommendation 2012/417/EU published on the 17th of July 2012. Part of the reason for the new set of recommendations is that in EC has set out on a very […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Read All About It: OpenAIRE Advance Has Launched!

During Open Access week 2017, we announced that a new project would be coming out from OpenAIRE: “Coming early next year is OpenAIRE Advance, which continues the mission of OpenAIRE to           support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current                  […]