DH+/SIB member has been an OPERAS ordinary member from April 2020 to MARCH 2021. It has proudly participated to the SIGs Common Standards and Tools, Research & Development. From April 2021, DH+/SIB member has transmitted the Swiss contact to OPERAS to DaSCH.

OPERAS has become in 2019 an international association without lucrative purpose (AISBL), for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities. Leading four H2020 projects (TRIPLE, OPERAS-P, HIRMEOS, CO-OPERAS), OPERAS counts ten core members since 2020, serveral members and partners. OPERAS is working with DARIAH towards supporting and promoting open science, bringing data management and researcher support on one side, scholarly communication management and publishers support on the other.

Latest news:

23 March 21: CNRS Medeci network, online, Claire Clivaz : “The eTalks as a new scholarly writing and publication tool” (in French)

26 February 21: Elisa Nury participation to the round table on WP 6.5 in the WP 6 workshop “The future of scholarly writing” (24-26 February 21): https://operas.hypotheses.org/4512

26-7 November 20, NIE-INE final conference, University of Basel (CH), Claire Clivaz, “OPERAS: a new European Research Infrastructure”

10-13 November, DARIAH Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, Workshop “Does Communication belong to Scholarly Primitives?” Erzsébeth Tóth-Czifra, Maciej Maryl, Jadranka Stojanovski, Claire Clivaz and Elisa Nury; Yoann Moranville, poster presentation OPERAS services https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4266181

08 November 2020: OPERAS in Switzerland: first events. Blog post by Claire Clivaz and Elisa Nury.

2-4 November 2020: Annual OPERAS Conference online. The Annual OPERAS Conference, has been rescheduled for 2–4 June 2020 in Brussels, to 2–4 November 2020 on Zoom. It is entitled: “Opening up Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: From Promises to Reality”.

28 October, twinning of five National Points of contact, Claire Clivaz, “OPERAS: a new European Research Infrastructure”; organized by Euresearch-CH, https://www.euresearch.ch/)

22 October 2020, Geneva: Swiss Research Data Day 2020 “Emergent approaches for Open Science“, Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG/HES-SO). The event focuses on all aspects of Research Data Management, bringing together an interdisciplinary community of researchers, librarians, funders, publishers and policy-makers and providing a critical look at the new developments in RDM practices, standards and technologies. Elisa Nury and Claire Clivaz will present a paper entitled “Research Data as a New Model of Scholarly Writing in SSH (H2020 project OPERAS-P)“.

Project OPERAS-P: https://www.operas.unito.it/projects/operas-p/

DH+ is a DARIAH LTP partner in the H2020 project OPERAS-P, which kicked-off in early October in Poland, received funding of approximately 2 millions euros by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 framework. Its objectives are to: (1) support OPERAS application to the ESFRI roadmap, (2) start the implementation of innovative services, (3) support the expansion of the consortium. This work is also enabling OPERAS to become a legal entity as an AISBL incorporated in Brussels. The preparation of the infrastructure will entail implementing a network of services supporting researchers’ needs, outreach, advocacy and innovation in the open scholarly communication ecosystem. The implementation of innovative services will address the development of transnational access to publication services, based on the adoption of common standards, the interoperability between publishing services and bridging towards the EOSC portal.

Selection of past news and events:

2nd October 2020: DH+ congratulates the two Swiss colleagues members of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) : Christine Choirat (Swiss Data Science Center, EPFL & ETH) and Elena Šimukovič (Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

10-11 September 2020, Conference “VREs and Ancient Manuscripts”, Lausanne: Lecture by Suzanne Dumouchel (Huma-Num, OPERAS) and Yoann Moranville (DARIAH, OPERAS), Increasing impact of SSH research: Use cases of OPERAS services in the EOSC”.

10 April 2020: DH+, member of SIB, has become an ordinary member of OPERAS, providing to the community a multimodal publishing tool in open source, the eTalks.

1-2 October 2019: OPERAS-P kick-off meeting: DH+ is happy to continue its collaboration with DARIAH ERIC in the project OPERAS-P. OPERAS-P is a H2020 project that aims to support the development of OPERAS, the European Research infrastructure for open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The Kick-Off Meeting will take place at October 1st and 2nd in Warsaw.

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament. This blog presents the activities of the group DH+.

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