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Project OpenAIRE-Advance: OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship

2018-01-01 – 2021-02-28

Abstract

OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandatesinEurope.
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-Infrastructurewithin the realms of the European Open Science Cloud.In this next phase, OpenAIREAdvance
strives to empower its National Open Access Desks (NOADs) so they become a pivotal part within their own
national data infrastructures, positioningOA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities
bring together experts ontopical 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 improvesthe OpenAIRE services on offer by: a) optimizing their performance and scalability,
b) refining their functionality based on end-user feedback, c) repackagingthem 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.OpenAIRE-Advancesteps 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 consolidatesOpenAIRE’s global roleextending its collaborations with
Latin America, US, Japan, Canada, and Africa.