OpenAIRE 2020/Advance

Results of the OpenAIRE Open Peer Review (OPR) can be seen here.

OpenAIRE is an e-infrastructure for storing research results produced with the EU support and making research information available via Open Access. Today, OpenAIRE gives access to more than 520 repositories and numerous OA journals, more that 9 million open publications and 1000 datasets, and documents and materials from 50 000 organisations and 30 000 projects.

The programme OpenAIRE 2020 applies the H2020 open access policies and powers regarding publications, and acts as a supporting infrastructure for the European Commission open research data pilot project. OpenAIRE 2020 is connected to the main IT systems of the EC and it acts as the main channel and instrument for disseminating information about the H2020 publications.

OpenAIRE Advance is the successor programme of the OpenAIRE Horizon 2020, aiming at the harmonisation of different national Open Science policies.

A network of National Open Access Desks (NOADs) staff members collects H2020 project outputs, and supports and assists in research data management. New workflows and services are created to make it possible to build a cooperative network of repositories which follow common guidelines and to facilitate uploading the data by using Zenodo into a universal repository. 

Starting from 2009, the UT Library acts as the Estonian NOAD; the UT digital archive on DSpace and the data repository DataDOI are interfaced with the OpenAIRE portal.

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



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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