OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Archive, Literature Repository and CRIS Managers

Pedro Príncipe, Eloy Rodrigues, Najla Rettberg, Jochen Schirrwagen, Mathias Loesch, Mikael Karstensen Elbæk, Lars Holm Nielsen


Exposure and visibility of content from a range of European repositories will
be significantly increased when a common and interoperable approach is taken and care to adhere to
existing guidelines. This compatibility will lead to future interoperability between research
infrastructures, and structured metadata is of benefit to individual data repositories and the knowledge
community at large. OpenAIRE is starting to move from a publication infrastructure to a more comprehensive
infrastructure that covers all types of scientific output. To put this into practice an integrated suite
of guidelines were developed with specific requirements to support the goal of OpenAIRE and the European
Commission. The poster will briefly outline the OpenAIRE Guidelines: Guidelines for Data Archive Managers,
for Literature Repository Managers and for CRIS Managers. By implementing all three sets of the OpenAIRE
Guidelines, repository managers will be able to enable authors who deposit publications in their repository
to fulfill the EC Open Access requirements, as well as the requirements of other (national or international)
funders with whom OpenAIRE cooperates. In addition it will allow the OpenAIRE infrastructure to add
value-added services such as discoverability and linking, and creation of enhanced publications.
In short, building the stepping-stones for a linked data infrastructure for research.