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Endorsed Open Science Initiatives

Library Fund for Fair Open Science

This fund is aiming at supporting no-profit forms of Open Science and not intended to be dedicated to finance big commercial publishers’ Open Access options. The Fund is the initiative of the Library Open Science Office.

Examples of the initiatives funded are Cogitatio, a small publisher with four open access journals allowing EUI members to publish open access for free, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), supporting the long-term sustainability of the world’s Open Science infrastructure, and the Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) also sustained by Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS).

an independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. 

This is an independent infrastructure organisation for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data.

It provides open-source software and free services for use by the global academic community and the general public. OpenCitations is managed by the Research Centre of Open Scholarship Metadata, a division of the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies (FICLIT) at the University of Bologna. The EUI agreed to and signed the OpenCitations Memorandum


 News text launching the Opening the Future CEU 

These two models achieves the dual objective of increasing collections and supporting Open Access. The Libraries’ package fees supporting the initiative financing future Open Access Books making them available to readers around the world. News text launching and OtF LUP


The Library is since November 2021 formally supporting member of Punctum books, a non-profit, public benefit corporation. Thereby we help to subsidize: 1) the publication of high-quality Open Access books in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Architecture & Design, with no publication fees imposed upon authors; and

2) the collaborative development and sustainable maintenance of open-source and community-owned infrastructure for open-access books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Through the membership the library has a voting position on the Library Advisory Board; a discount on Punctum’s print editions. All current members

This is an online research platform which is bringing Open Access to scholarly materials and resources in the field of phenomenology.

Supporting libraries receive:

    • Academic blogging platform: personalised technical support (offered to five of your researchers to design and manage blogs or conference websites and to strengthen the visibility of their work)
    • 4 journals (Gold, APC free for institutional members)
    • a membership in the Open Commons of Phenomenology Library Board, and benefits from standardized open data management in phenomenology
    • Digital edition in TEI-XML of Husserliana Series (30 volumes)
    • OCR-digitisation of 500 rare books

Open Science Memberships


The EUI is an individual member organisation of ORCID since 2017, and Cadmus is fully integrated with ORCID for EUI members.

More in the EUI ORCID Guide


Supported Open Science Declarations

Berlin Declaration

The EUI signed in 2011 the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (from 2003)

Budapest Open Access Initiative

The EUI signed the Budapest Open Access Initiative on its 10th Anniversary (statement BOAI10). In May 2022 the EUI signed and endorsed the 20th anniversary statement (BOAI20) and released a commitment document signed by the Dean of Research and the Library Director

European Open Science Cloud Declaration

The EUI signed in 2017 the EOSC Declaration and is a member of the EOSC Coalition of Doers


LIBER Open Science Roadmap and Five OA Negotiation Principles

Europe's Research Library Network published its Open Science Roadmap (2018) and made available Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers:

  1. Licensing and Open Access go Hand-in-Hand;  
  2. No Open Access, No Price Increase; 
  3. Transparency for Licensing Deals: No Non-Disclosure; 
  4. Keep Access Sustainable and 
  5. Usage Reports Should Include Open Access.

The Five Principles are part of LIBER’s ongoing commitment to facilitate knowledge exchange between its libraries, national governments and stakeholders and are inspired by other statements including

Statements on COVID-19 Impact and Open Access 


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some publishers made adjustments to access restrictions for online content, so that more content is available in open access.

  1. Making any relevant content and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses (regardless of species affected), vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. currently behind subscription-only paywalls Open Access immediately to facilitate research, guide community public health response, and accelerate the discovery of treatment options.
  2. Removing and waiving all simultaneous user limits to an institution’s licensed digital content during this period when universities are going all online in order to allow research, discovery, and learning to proceed.
  3. Lifting existing contractual ILL restrictions or photocopying limits temporarily so that libraries may assist our students to complete their term.
  4. Allowing the maximum extent of copyright limitations, exception and fair use, even if contractually restricted, to enable institutions to continue their vital teaching missions as campuses transition to an online, remote format.

SPARC Europe on Covid-19 crisis 

Society needs knowledge and practices from not only the medical field but from all areas of public health and the social sciences

UNESCO: mobilizes 122 countries to promote open science

for reinforced cooperation in the face of COVID-19

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