OpenAIRE2020 - Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe 2020
Project website:  OpenAIRE2020 
Principal Investigator: Michael Hatzopoulos
Duration: 01/01/2015 - 30/06/2018
OpenAIRE2020 represents a pivotal phase in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open
Access (OA) policies of the European Commission (EC), building on the achievements of the OpenAIRE projects.
OpenAIRE2020 will expand and leverage its focus from (1) the agents and resources of scholarly communication to
workflows and processes, (2) from publications to data, software, and other research outputs, and the links between them,
and (3) strengthen the relationship of European OA infrastructures with other regions of the world, in particular Latin America
and the U.S. Through these efforts OpenAIRE2020 will truly support and accelerate Open Science and Scholarship, of which
Open Access is of fundamental importance.
OpenAIRE2020 continues and extends OpenAIRE’s scholarly communication infrastructure to manage and monitor the
outcomes of EC-funded research. It combines its substantial networking capacities and technical capabilities to deliver a
robust infrastructure offering support for the Open Access policies in Horizon 2020, via a range of pan-European outreach
activities and a suite of services for key stakeholders. It provides researcher support and services for the Open Data Pilot
and investigates its legal ramifications. The project offers to national funders the ability to implement OpenAIRE services to
monitor research output, whilst new impact measures for research are investigated. OpenAIRE2020 engages with innovative
publishing and data initiatives via studies and pilots. By liaising with global infrastructures, it ensures international
interoperability of repositories and their valuable OA contents.
To ensure sustainability and long-term health for the overall OpenAIRE infrastructure, the proposed OpenAIRE2020 project
will establish itself as a legal entity, which will manage the production-level responsibilities securing 24/7 reliability and
continuity to all relevant user groups, data providers and other stakeholders.
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