63% of the publications of URV researchers in 2022 were in open access. The CRAI offers several activities to spread and learn about the benefits of publishing in open access
From October 23 to 29, International Open Access Week 2023 is celebrated, an annual initiative to promote open access to the world of academia and research. This year, the theme is “Community or Commercialization” and aims to foster conversation about open science approaches that prioritize the best interests of the public and academic community.
At the URV, 63% of the scientific publications made by researchers in 2022 were open access. That year, the University allocated up to 381,025 euros for the publication of open access articles.
To disseminate and learn the benefits of publishing in open access, the CRAI has prepared different activities:
- “Open Science” Webinar
- Self-training courses on the Virtual Campus:
- Publishing in Open Access
- Research data and data management plan
- A guide to International Open Access Week where, among other content, you will find the Open Access Game, a question and answer game to learn the main aspects of open access in an easy and fun way.
- Open Access Corners. Centers of interest in the different CRAIs on campus with the aim of disseminating open access among the university community.
You can also consult the other activities of Open Access Week in Spanish universities.
Support for research data management
In addition to allowing open access to the results of scientific production, a very important aspect of open science is to carry out adequate management of the data used during research.
The URV makes available to the research community:
- Guides to facilitate data management:
- Support tools:
- DMP in order to facilitate the preparation of the data management plan, as a requirement of the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe program of the European Union.
- RDR, federated and multidisciplinary data repository that allows Catalan universities, CERCA research centers and other research entities to publish sets of research data in FAIR mode and following the EOSC guidelines.