About OpenPlato

About OpenPlato

The OpenPlato platform (www.openplato.eu) is an LMS and catalogue, based on Moodle with an add-on for cataloguing. It has been funded by OpenAIRE and is operated by ICM/Uni. Warsaw, OpenAIRE office, and members of the OpenAIRE Support and Training Standing Committee, and aspires to become a central hub for training in all aspects of RDM, open science, and the FAIR principles in Europe and beyond. Ease of alignment with other training resources will be enhanced by adoption of a minimal metadata set for training resources from the RDA ETHRD IG output. The platform provides the necessary environment to create spaces in multilingual formats (similar concept as Zenodo communities) and these spaces can be based on a country or on specific themes or projects and can be used for navigation or to group similar content. 

OpenAIRE AMKE, is a legal entity established in 2018 with 47 members, and which founded and oversees OpenPlato. OpenAIRE has been running in various incarnations and rounds of EC funding since 2008 and has been a central player in building EOSC and providing key infrastructure elements. Through this time, OpenAIRE has built a strong network national open science desks (NOADs) with large capacities in training for open science, having organised more than 800 training events, with more than 30000 attendees and 1200+ trainers from 40 countries since 2015.

Related to technical infrastructure, OpenAIRE has a large team with extensive know-how in managing large scale sys-admin in ICM - data centre institute from University of Warsaw. Furthermore, OpenAIRE is a key contributor to the EOSC Future project, leading the WP9 training and skills and the technical WP4, and the OpenAIRE NEXUS project is one of the main collaborators providing significant open science tools and services. OpenAIRE is also involved in several other EC funded projects and will remain a long-term central player in the European Open Science arena as well as having prominent links to initiatives beyond Europe.

The following pages (more of which will be added as the platform gains maturity) provide more information on how to use the platform and what will be expected of users - both students and teachers - in OpenPlato's acceptable use: