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Infrastructure Policies

Manghi, Paolo; Manola, Natalia; Schirrwagen, Jochen; Principe, Pedro; Horst, Marek

OpenAIRE is an open service infrastructure whose assets may vary during its lifetime in order to add/update functionalities or add/provide content. Examples are the additions of re3data, OpenDOAR, DOAJ or funder databases to collect content or the interoperation with SYGMA Cordis Portal and other databases and registries to deliver content. If such dynamicity is one of the most
powerful features of the OpenAIRE infrastructure, to achieve its full potential, sustainability, and in respect of European legislation, it has to be constrained by precise rules and an established vision.
The OpenAIRE Infrastructure Policy Board (IPB) is a body in charge of establishing the policies ruling the infrastructure ecosystem over time in terms of: (i) terms required by extra services to be included in the infrastructure ecosystem (e.g. QoS), (ii) terms required by new content providers to be aggregated in the information space (e.g. OpenAIRE guidelines, SLAs), (iii) OpenAIRE content acquisition policies defining the range/typology of content that will be included in the information space and relative Terms of Agreement, (iv) Service Level Agreements, and (iv) the IPR issues related with reuse of OpenAIRE data and services (e.g. license, “credit and citation policy”).

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