December 10, 2010 – OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) was launched so researchers, businesses and citizens can have free and open access to EU-funded research papers.

We found this news on in their article, “OpenAIRE opens access to EU scientific results.” This network of open repositories and free online access to knowledge produced by scientists receiving grants from the Seventh Framework programme (FP7) and the European Research Council (ERC), could make it possible for patients with rare illnesses to have access to the latest medical research results, or provide scientists with real-time updates about developments in their field. 

Having the knowledge of some 2.5 million research articles to advance medical science is no small accomplishment. The project could also lead to new ways of indexing, annotating, ordering and linking research results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.