"RCAAP Project – Portuguese Initiative on Open Access" João Mendes Moreira is graduated in Systems Analysis and Computer Engineering by University of Minho (1991-1996), Portugal. In the last decade he has worked at FCCN having developed, directly or indirectly, activities in the infra-structures and advanced services areas aimed for the National Research and Education community. He was responsible for managing FCCN IT services and the corporate and business systems. He has also worked in emblematic projects such as the Internet Schools project or the European project 6DISS. In 2004, he started to work in the information and documentation field having actively participated in one of the most relevant Portuguese projects on this area – The Online Library of Knowledge (b-on) – for which he became project manager for. In 2008, together with Minho University, he assumed the project management of the Portuguese Open Access Initiative - RCAAP (Portuguese Open Access Scientific Repository).