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OpenAIRE Guidelines

Welcome to the OpenAIRE Guidelines. The intention of this is to provide a public space to share OpenAIREs work on interoperability and to engage with the community. The OpenAIRE Guidelines helps repository managers expose publications, datasets and CRIS metadata via the OAI-PMH protocol in order to integrate with OpenAIRE infrastructure.

Head over to to read the guidelines.

OpenAIRE Guidelines consists of guidelines for publication repositories, data archives, CRIS systems, software repositories and repositories of other research products respectively:

  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature, institutional, and thematic Repositories
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Archives
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers based on CERIF-XML
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Software Repositories (draft)
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Repositories of Other Research Products (draft)

Contribution Guidelines


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