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The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

The OpenAIRE Guidelines 2.0 provide the OpenAIRE compatibility to repositories and aggregators. By implementing these Guidelines, repository managers are facilitating the authors who deposit their publications in the repository in complying with the EC Open Access requirements. For developers of repository platforms, the Guidelines provide guidance to add supportive functionalities for authors of EC-funded research in future versions.

The name of the set in OAI-PMH is “ec_fundedresources” and will expose the items of the repository that comply with these guidelines. These guidelines are based on top of DRIVER guidelines.

The version 2.0 of the Guidelines are available here:

See the Application Profile of OpenAIRE:


What specific metadata values are expected?

These are the OpenAIRE metadata values only, to check these and driver metadata values check page 11 of the OpenAIRE guidelines 2.0.

a)     dc:relation with the project ID (see p.8) [mandatory]



<dc:relation> info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/12345/EU//OpenAIRE</dc:relation>


b)    dc:rights with the access rights information from vocabulary (  [mandatory]

<dc:rights> info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess </dc:rights>


c)     dc:date with the embargo end date (Recommended for embargoed items)

<dc:date> info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2011- 05-12 <dc:date>


 How do you easily add those metadata values?

a)     Have a dc:relation field in input-forms.xml to projects. You can also use the OpenAIRE Authority Control Addon (  to facilitate the search process of the project identification

b)    Just use a combo-box for dc:rights to input the 4 options:





c)     Use a input-box for dc:date to insert the embargo end date


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