The Repositories in the DABAR System Are Compliant with 4.1 Version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines

Support for the current version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for institutional and thematic Repository Managers v4.1-rc1 has been implemented in DABAR.

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) is an H2020 project of the European Commission (EC) that promotes the implementation of open access to scientific publications and research data and builds a European scientific research infrastructure for storing, retrieving and reusing research results, thus improving visibility of the European Commission research projects results.

Metadata are available through the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). OAI-PMH is a protocol that defines the metadata collection mechanism, which ensures an important value of digital repositories - interoperability.

Interoperability working group discussed and defined the mapping of metadata and controlled vocabularies for the new version v4.1-rc1 of the OpenAIRE guidelines, after which the DABAR team adjusted the OAI-PMH interface, thus making all repositories in the DABAR system compliant with the new version of the OpenAIRE guidelines. The refined OAI-PMH interface has been successfully validated using the official OpenAIRE validator.

Version 4.1 of the OpenAIRE guidelines provides instructions for assessing compliance with the FAIR principles of repositories that comply with the OpenAIRE guidelines, which are based on the document FAIR data maturity model: specification and guidelines created as part of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) activities.