OPERAS receives funding to develop its infrastructure and services
The OPERAS-P project, coordinated by OpenEdition, will be funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 framework for 24 month with approximately 2 million Euros. OPERAS-P (Open Scholarly Communication in the European Research Area for Social Sciences and Humanities – Preparation) project will support the development of OPERAS, the European Research infrastructure for open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).
The body of work will stand in the continuity of the work already realized in the former project OPERAS-D, in particular the Design Study. As part of this development OPERAS-P will address the necessary requirements with three objectives: supporting OPERAS application to the ESFRI roadmap, start the implementation of innovative services, and support the expansion of the consortium.
The consortium of the infrastructure consists of nine core group members and 40 partners in 16 countries. Nine partners form the Core Group, which ensures the strategic development of the infrastructure. The coordination of OPERAS is led by the two French infrastructures OpenEdition and Huma-Num.
16 partners of the infrastructure will work together in the project OPERAS-P. The Kick-Off Meeting will take place on October 1st and 2nd.