OpenAIRE is a key EU e-Infrastructure whose mission is to establish, maintain and operate an open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure and provide the necessary services, resources and network for supporting a common European e-science environment. It supports a set of services to facilitate the road to Open Science. OpenAIRE’s operations and services seek to:
Align policies by engaging all stakeholders for an effective Open Science implementation via our network of 34 National Open Access Desks (NOADs) operating a European Helpdesk;
Provide Open Science services by embedding Open Science into researcher workflows, via interoperability services that connect research and enable all stakeholders to easily adopt Open Science;
Link research by building global common standards;
Monitor (open) science by building the European Research Information system that encompasses all research and enables ready -made reporting, monitoring and analysis;
Train for Open Science by fostering the culture change for Open Science practice: We train researchers, content providers, policy makers to acquire the skills and competencies to practice Open Science;
Build global bridges by connecting Europe to the global open research environment;
Facilitate Open Innovation for scholarly communication, opening new horizons for research.
OpenAIRE is a Non- Profit Partnership (NPP) incorporated under the provisions of Greek Law (articles 741 onwards of the Greek Civil Code) and Law No 4072/2012 (established in Sept 2018). The organization counts 16 regular and 3 associate members, to be increased to 36 regular and 4 associate by August 2020, when the second enlargement phase ends.