Open Science

Open Science is the ongoing transition in how research is performed and how knowledge is shared.

Open Science is the ongoing transition in how research is performed and how knowledge is shared. 

What is Open Access

Open access (OA) can be defined as the practice of providing on-line access to scientific information that is free of charge to the user and that is re-usable. In the context of R&D, open access to 'scientific information' refers to two main categories:

  • Peer-reviewed scientific publications (primarily research articles published in academic journals)
  • Scientific research data: data underlying publications and/or other data (such as curated but unpublished datasets or raw data)

It is now widely recognised that making research results more accessible to all societal actors contributes to better and more efficient science, and to innovation in the public and private sectors The Commission therefore supports open access at the European level (in its framework programmes), at the Member States level and internationally.

Open Science in Israel – Infoday presentations

On Fab. 12th 2018 ISERD have organized a dedicated Open Science infoday – 
The purpose of the event was to gather all Israeli entities in which promote Open Science.
To learn together about the IsraelI Open Science Policy and the various initiatives that are working to achieve it.

Link for events Presentations: Open Science MeetUp 12.2.2018

OpenAire project 

OpenAIRE is an EC-funded initiative which aims to support the Open Access policy of the European Commission via a technical infrastructure.

50 partners make up this collaborative effort working towards a common goal to bring a change in realising open science for the benefit of society, innovation and industry.

OpenAIRE currently operates an interoperable and validated network of more than 520 repositories and OA journals, integrating more than 9 million OA publications and 1,000 datasets, with 50,000 organizations and 30,000 projects from two funders. It has identified over 100,000 FP7 publications from about half the 26,000 FP7 projects, and offers literature-data integration services.

The initiative brings together professionals from research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-Infrastructure and data experts, IT and legal researchers, showcasing the truly collaborative nature of this pan-European endeavor. A network of people, represented by the National Open Access Desks (NOADs), will organise activities to collect H2020 project outputs, and support research data management. Backing this vast outreach, is the OpenAIRE platform, the technical infrastructure that is vital for pulling together and interconnecting the large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe. The project will create workflows and services on top of this valuable repository content, which will enable an interoperable network of repositories (via the adoption of common guidelines), and easy upload into an all-purpose repository (via Zenodo).

Israeli Noad is located in Bar Ilan University 
Dr. Simcha Meir