Other research projects, networks and initiatives in open access:
Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network (APARSEN) is a Network of Excellence that brings together an extremely diverse set of practitioner organisations and researchers in order to bring coherence, cohesion and continuity to research into barriers to the long-term accessibility and usability of digital information and data, exploiting our diversity by building a long-lived Virtual Centre of Digital Preservation Excellence.
Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is an association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009, uniting and representing 90 institutions worldwide. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.
DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER and is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) is driven by data. DANS ensures that access to digital research data keeps improving, through its services and by taking part in national and international projects and networks. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences(KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER) is a multi-phase effort whose vision and primary objective is to create a cohesive, robust and flexible, pan-European infrastructure for digital repositories, offering sophisticated services and functionalities for researchers, administrators and the general public.
Digital Research Infrastrucutre for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to facilitate long-term access to, and use of, all European Arts and Humanities (A+H) digital research data. The DARIAH infrastructure consists of a connected network of people, information, tools, and methodologies for investigating, exploring and supporting work across the broad spectrum of the digital humanities.
European Research Infrastructures Network of National Contact Points (EuroRIs-Net+) builds on the Network of National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme (RIs NCPs) to provide value-added services, which will facilitate transnational cooperation of NCPs, promoting the effective implementation of the RI programme, highlighting opportunities offered by Research Infrastructures – at the European and international level – and their impact on e-science.
League of European Research Universities (LERU) is an association of twenty-one leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
Mediterranean Open Access Network Project (MedOANet) is an FP7 funded project. The project addresses the necessity for coordinated strategies and policies in Open Access to scientific information in Europe. The project will enhance existing policies, strategies and structures for Open Access and will contribute towards the implementation of new ones in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal.
OpenAIRE aims to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realise the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access pilot launched by the European Commission.
OpenAIREplus will work in tandem with OpenAIRE, extending the mission further to facilitate access to the entire Open Access scientific production of the European Research Area, providing cross-links from publications to data and funding schemes.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) offers a forum for bringing together the entire community of Open Access journal publishers. Their mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
Research Data Alliance a global alliance, aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. The alliance aims to ease out the exchange, use and re-use of data to speed up discovery and innovation through harmonised data standards, policies, technologies and infrastructure. The alliance was launched by the European Commission, the United States of America and Australia.
SPARC Europe aims to take the open access movement further by using collaborative efforts, participation in joint initiatives, organisation of events, sponsorship, presentations, written articles, research and advocacy work, to empower the library community to bring about positive changes within their own institutions and countries.