OpenAIRE interoperability workshop

Event date: 
7 Feb 2013 - 8 Feb 2013

Interoperability is the technical “glue” that makes possible the emerging open science infrastructure – an infrastructure that connects a global, decentralised network of repositories and other tools. While technology exists to make possible this integration, the landscape around interoperability is complex, and continually evolving.

OpenAIREplus wants to define and implement a way "to talk" to data-infrastructures (primarily for fetching of metadata about research data, secondary to provide feedback resulting from metadata enhancements).

This two-day workshop will concentrate on interoperability between research infrastructures, namely between literature and data repositories. A fuller understanding of how data repositories can communicate with each other is an important milestone in OpenAIREplus.

EIFL, as an OpenAIREplus project partner, will attend and will be represented by its Open Access (OA) Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma.

The workshop will be hosted by the University of Minho as part of an umbrella Open Access Seminar with the MedOAnet conference. This will also serve to promote synergies between the projects.

The goals of the OpenAIRE workshop are two-fold:


  • Dissemination and awareness of OpenAIRE repository manager guidelines and upcoming OpenAIREplus data sources guidelines.
  • A technical discussion about the challenges and approaches to interoperability faced by OpenAIRE. Selected data sources will be present and the focus on discussions will be on how to create links, the challenges involved and how to prioritize. Other topics of discussion will include metadata formats, usage statistics, unique IDs, input/output formats, interpretation of enhanced publications.

Who: NOADs (OpenAIRE National Open Access Desks), repository managers (both data and literature) interested in automated exchange of metadata between publishers, repositories (subject-based and institutional) and OpenAIRE portal,  CRIS (Current Research Information Systems) managers, open science advocates

Location: Braga, UMinho Gualtar Campus see here for more information

Registration: This event is free. Registration is now open here

Draft Programme is here.