These sites may appeal to researchers, students and librarians.
1. The main objectives of OpenAIRE are to:
- build support structures for researchers in depositing FP7 research publications through the establishment of the European Helpdesk and the outreach to all European member states through the operation and collaboration of 27 National Open Access Liaison Offices;
- establish and operate an electronic infrastructure for handling peer-reviewed articles as well as other important forms of publications (pre-prints or conference publications). This is achieved through a portal that is the gateway to all user-level services offered by the e-Infrastructure established, including access (search and browse) to scientific publications and other value-added functionality (post authoring tools, monitoring tools through analysis of document and usage statistics);
work with several subject communities to explore the requirements, practices, incentives, workflows, data models, and technologies to deposit, access, and otherwise manipulate research datasets of various forms in combination with research publications.
Also on Twitter: OpenAIRE_eu
2. The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa. An undertaking by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Makerere University (MAK), and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Africa Portal offers open access to a suite of features including an online library collection; a resource for opinion and analysis; an experts directory; an international events calendar; and a mobile technology component—all aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues. A key feature to the Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 3,000 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. The entire online repository is open access and available for free full-text download.
3. The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project aims to support the European Holocaust research community by opening up a portal that will give online access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust all over Europe and Israel, and by encouraging collaborative research through the development of new tools. To achieve this by 2014 twenty organizations – research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites – from thirteen countries will work together in a consortium.
4. Differencebetween.net not only facilitates your understanding of a topic, but it also enables you to differentiate two similar subjects.
5. Learners and educators can use XPERT to search a growing database of open learning resources suitable for students at all levels of study in a wide range of different subjects.
6. TWAS is an autonomous international organization, based in Trieste, Italy, that promotes scientific excellence for sustainable development in the South.
7. OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents.
8. InTechOpen is a reading platform which serves as a digital home for a growing number of books and over 8,000 scholarly articles and chapters published by InTech.
9. The Right to Research Coalition currently includes 34 student organizations who have signed the Student Statement on the Right to Research. Collectively, they represent well over 7 million students internationally. Also has a blog.
10. EnablingOpenScholarship is an organisation for universities and research institutions worldwide. The organisation is both an information service and a forum for raising and discussing issues around the mission of modern universities and research institutions, particularly with regard to the creation, dissemination and preservation of research findings. The aim of EOS is to further the opening up of scholarship and research that we are now seeing through the growing open access, open education, open science and open innovation movements.
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