OpenAIRE: Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe

01 December 2009 → 30 November 2013
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Information retrieval and web search
    • Information technologies
    • Knowledge management
    • Organisation of information and knowledge resources
    • Library sciences not elsewhere classified
FP7 open access infrastructure open data
Project description

The main goal of OpenAIRE is to support the Open Access pilot, launched by the European Commission in August 2008. This Open Access pilot, which covers about 20% of the FP7 budget, commits researchers from 7 thematic areas (Health, Energy, Environment, Information & Communication Technology, Research Infrastructures, Socio-economic sciences & Humanities and Science in Society) to deposit their research publications in an institutional or disciplinary Open Access repository, to be made available worldwide in full text. OpenAIRE will establish underlying structures for researchers to support them in complying with the pilot through European Helpdesk System, build an OpenAIRE portal and e-Infrastructure for the repository networks and explore scientific data management services together with 5 disciplinary communities.