Welcome to the digital repository OAI-compliant of the Istituto Superiore di Sanita' (ISS), the Italian National Institute of Health the leading research body in the field of public health and related areas.
DSpace ISS currently holds about 34,000 items. The repository includes material from the ISS publications -- mostly available in full-text -- and citations of scientific papers published on external sources (journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs, etc) by both the ISS research staff and researchers from other institutions. We are using version 3.2 of DSpace software.
In 2005 ISS launched a Project aimed at aggregating the biomedical resources, mainly scientific publications, produced by Italian research institutions operating in the Italian National Health Service. DSpace ISS aims at providing instant access to the full text of scholarly publications within the framework of the Open Access environment.
ISS Institutional Policy for Open Access to Scientific Publications
In 2006 the ISS signed the ''Berlin Declaration on Open Access to knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities'' and in 2007 the ''Petition for guaranteed public access to publicly-funded research results''.
On January 2008 the President of Istituto Superiore di Sanita' signed an internal policy mandating all the ISS research staff to make the post prints of their peer-reviewed articles available on the DSpace ISS repository (View).
Position statement on open access to research results in Italy
On 21 March 2013 ISS President signed a Declaration intended to endorse open access to research results (publications and data) produced by research staff of Italian scientific institutions. It was a joined action supported also by the Presidents of other scientific research bodies acting in Italy in the field of public health. The Declaration plays a strategic role within the Research Plan 2014-2020 (HIT 2020: ricerca & innovazione) envisaged by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in order to favour initiatives promoting open access to research literature.
Partnership for enhancing ISS repository services
Together with its own publications, the repository holds a selection of bibliographic data provided from partner institutions, most of which belong to the Bibliosan network, a collaborative initiative conceived to spread health information and services and promoted by the Italian Ministry of Health.
If you are interested in knowing more about DSpace ISS and would join the initiative of aggregating scientific publications in the field of public health and related areas, contact: IT of the ISS. Contact DSpace Team for DSpace technical aspects. A standard format for archiving metadata into the repository is available for the institutions who desire to become partners of DSpace ISS (View).