Open Access Law passed in Argentina

The Law 26.899 on "Digital Open Access Institutional Repositories" has been passed this December by the Argentinian Congress. This Law contains an Open Access mandate for the dissemination of research publications and data resulting from publicly-funded projects carried out at public institutions and organisations which are part of the National System for Research, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI). Embargo periods of 6 months and 5 years are respectively set for research articles and data, and non-compliance with the requirements will result in non-eligibility for public research funding.

Lightning talk on ORCID at the UKCoRR Members' Meeting

"A holistic approach to institutional ORCID implementation" is the title of the lightning talk to be delivered by Pablo de Castro, a member of the ORCID Technical Steering Group, at the UKCoRR Members' Meeting which will take place next Dec 3rd at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The meeting programme will feature a whole set of ongoing initiatives related to Open Access and repositories, including an update on the HEFCE consultation, plus presentations on SHERPA/FACT and the OARR and CORE projects among others.

GrandIR Ltd to set up the new euroCRIS repository

As announced by euroCRIS President Ed Simons during his closing speech of the euroCRIS membership meeting held last week in Porto, euroCRIS will be building a new institutional repository for making all their outputs available online. An agreement has been reached for GrandIR Ltd to provide euroCRIS a repository based on the DSpace CRIS platform. This work will be carried out in close collaboration with CINECA in Italy, who have developed and maintain the DSpace CRIS solution.