There are 5 universities in Cyprus, each with their own research institutions. The Research Promotion Council funds and promotes research in the country but most research is EU funded (OpenAIRE). University of Cyprus and Cyprus University of Technology have institutional repositories; DOAJ indexes 4 Open Access journals from Cyprus.

Enabling Environment:

The University of Cyprus has signed the Berlin Declaration.

Potential Barriers:

There is no national mandate or OA coordinating body in Cyprus; lack of awareness of open access issues.

Major Projects/Initiatives:

INTRA database has been initiated at the University of Cyprus in
preparation for setting up an open institutional repository with the metadata and the digital objects (papers, technical reports, numerical data).

E-BiBa a Greek and Cypriot open access database on Information and Library Science that contains conferences proceedings, journal papers, seminar documents) and systematically forwards papers to E-LIS, the international open access repository.

Thematic Open Access projects/Initiatives

Cyprus Inscriptions Database is part of the Ancient World Online (AWOL) project.


(Modified on December 2013)

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