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University of Minho (UMINHO)


Founded in 1973, UMinho is nowadays one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. Located in the north of Portugal, UMinho has a student population of around 20000, 40% of which are master or PhD students. The University has 1200 teaching and research staff and around 800 technical and administrative staff. UMinho is a research university, committed to the valorisation of knowledge and also focused on the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships. An Open Access pioneer University of Minho created its institutional repository – RepositóriUM −in 2003, has established a self-archiving policy of its intellectual output in the end of 2004, and is internationally known as one of the “success stories” on the development of institutional repositories and the promotion of Open Access to scientific literature. In 2008, UMinho lead the Portuguese national project RCAAP and has been acting as its scientific and technical coordinator since then. In the last years, University of Minho has been participating in several EC funded projects related with Open Science and repositories (all OpenAIRE projects, NECOBELAC, MEDOANET, PASTEUR4OA, FIT4RRI, FAIRsFAIR, ON-MERRIT) and was the project coordinator for FOSTER and FOSTERPlus projects

Role in the project

University of Minho is leading the Portuguese case study: accelerating collaborations within academia & industry and is also bringing in the forefront experts to present the investments on OA repositories and journals, in skilled librarian personnel for the Cost Benefit Analysis in WP4.

Contact persons

Eloy Rodrigues
Pedro Principe
Antonia Correia