Diamas project successfully launched


The Diamas project was successfully launched at the Diamond Open Access Conference on September 19 and 20 in Zadar. OPERAS is pleased to participate in the Horizon Europe project called ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS), coordinated by OpenEdition, Aix-Marseille University. The 3-year project, which was awarded a grant of €3m, brings together 23 European organisations that will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area and develop common standards, guidelines and practices for the Diamond publishing sector. The project partners will also formulate recommendations for research institutions to coordinate sustainable support for Diamond publishing activities across Europe. The main objective of the project is to deliver a Capacity Center for OA Diamond publishers to solve their main challenges. 

In this perspective, OPERAS leads a work package dedicated to the building of this capacity centre which will provide through a common access point different toolkits, training, communication channels to improve the quality of Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSPs). 

 A variety of skills and expertise has been gathered to facilitate the work and reach the objectives. 23 organisations from 12 countries are working together in the DIAMAS consortium. They include Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) (Coordinator), OPERAS, CNRS, EIFL, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV), Jisc, the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), University of Barcelona, University of Zadar, University of Zagreb, Science Europe, the European University Association (EUA), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), Arctic University of Norway, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), University of Göttingen, SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, the National Documentation Centre (EKT), IBL-PAN, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the European Science Foundation (ESF) (acting for cOAlition S). Moreover, the DIAMAS project interacts closely with the global community of the ‘Action Plan for Diamond Open Access’ signatories to support Diamond Open Access Publishing. 

Diamond OA
Action Plan for Diamond Open Access: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6282402

More projects launched

OPERAS is glad to participate in three EU-funded projects launched in September: the DIAMAS project, the OPERAS-PLUS project, and the Skills4EOSC project. The OPERAS-PLUS project will support OPERAS further develop and sustain the OPERAS Research Infrastructure.


The Skills4EOSC project brings together leading experiences of national, regional, institutional, and thematic Open Science (OS) and Data Competence Centres from 18 European countries with the goal of unifying the current training landscape into a common and trusted pan-European ecosystem, in order to accelerate the upskilling of European researchers and data professionals in the field of FAIR and Open Data, intensive-data science and Scientific Data Management.


OPERAS will coordinate a work package about “Open Science skills for RIs and thematic communities”, which is dedicated to the set up of Open Science training courses and learning paths within various communities. The WP will focus on social sciences and humanities, climate change, and earth science research communities, as well as on museums’ open collections and research infrastructures professionals specific needs. OPERAS will deal especially with the social sciences and humanities  research communities and will establish recommendations about Open Science learning paths for these communities. Furthermore, OPERAS will contribute to the WP3 “OS training for evidence-based policy and public administration” and the WP8 “Synergies, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and communications”.

Find more information about OPERAS projects: operas-eu.org/projects

More information and updates about the DIAMAS project: https://diamasproject.eu.

Read a blog post about the OPERAS-PLUS project.

EU Funding

Cite this blog post
Judith Schulte (2022, October 11). Diamas project successfully launched. OPERAS. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/sjos

Judith Schulte

OPERAS Communication Manager and chief editor of the OPERAS Blog

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