OpenAIRE 2020

OpenAIRE today releases the results of its survey conducted in Autumn 2016, which gauged the views towards open peer review (OPR) of over 3,062 editors, authors and reviewers. The report, entitled "OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers" shows that open peer review is moving mainstream, with high levels of enthusiasm and experience amongst those surveyed. Read the report.

NB! The EC has launched a Pilot to fund OA publications for finalized FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. The post-grant Open Access Pilot provides an additional instrument to improve access to research results from FP7 projects.

FactSheet Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

OpenAIRE is a collaborative European effort working towards a common goal to bring a change in realising open access for the benefit of innovation, industry and society. 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.

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. OpenAIRE2020 will assist in monitoring H2020 research outputs and will be a key infrastructure for reporting H2020's scientific publications as it will be loosely coupled to the EC's IT backend systems. The EC's Research Data Pilot will be supported through European-wide outreach for best research data management practices and Zenodo, which will provide long-tail data storage.

Since 2009 the National Open Access Desk for Estonia is the University of Tartu Library and OpenAIRE compatible repository UT digital archive on DSpace.

OpenAIRE Horizon2020 FactSheets:

Open Access and Open Data in Horizon 2020
OpenAIRE Guide for Researchers in EC Funded Projects
Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020

OpenAIRE introductrory video


Liisi Lembinen, Development Director, phone +372 737 5704, 
Anneli Sepp, Head of the Department of Information Systems, phone + 372  737 5787,

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