RSP issues guidance on OpenAIRE compliance

4th April 2011, by


Many UK institutions will be in receipt of funding from the European Commission as part of the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). Publications in any of seven pilot areas of research must be made available as Open Access in either institutional or subject repositories and the OpenAIRE project aims to harvest content from repositories into a central portal. OpenAIRE has issued guidance that repositories should meet on order to support this harvesting. In addition, it has established a repository facility for researchers who do not have access to a compliant institutional or discipline-specific repository.


The Repositories Support Project has developed a briefing paper to support the UK repository community in implementing the OpenAIRE guidance. It summarises the OpenAIRE guidelines and provides technical information to enable DSpace and EPrints users to ensure their repositories are compliant. The RSP has also developed an add-on for EPrints which has been tested by the community. For DSpace, the RSP points to general guidance produced by FECYT in Spain and an add-on developed by the Portuguese RCAAP projects.


The briefing paper is available here


For further information contact Jackie Wickham, telephone: 0115 8466389.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.