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EXPLORE: Search Open Science scholarly works

OpenAIRE Explore makes available the OpenAIRE Research Graph for discovery, access and enhancement.

The Research Graph is one of the largest open scholarly record collections in the world, key in fostering Open Science and establishing its practices in daily research activities. Conceived as a public and transparent good, and populated out of data sources trusted by scientists, the Graph brings discovery, monitoring, and assessment of science back in the hands of the scientific community:

In addition to the usual search and browse mechanisms, EXPLORE provides functionalities which allow users to:
  • find the most appropriate repository to deposit their publication or data.
  • authoritatively enrich the underlying content by:
    • linking research outputs to funding, to research communities and to other research outcomes.
    • adding research results to the researcher's ORCID.
  • view and download reports of aggregated research outputs (e.g., per funder, project, institution).
  • view graphs and indicators of metrics and statistics for projects and content providers.

OpenAIRE EXPLORE functionalities

Link service
  • Connect all your research.
  • If you can't find your research results in OpenAIRE, don't worry! Use our Link service, that reaches out to many external sources via APIs, to connect your research results and claim them to your project.
  • Find an OpenAIRE compatible repository and deposit your research products in one of your choice.
  • Select an OpenAIRE compatible repository so that your research is linked to your funding information.
Project landing pages
  • View research outputs
  • Link the project to research outouts
  • View metrics and statistics
  • View DMPs
  • Download reports (csv format)

Did you know?

  • ORCID data is used to enrich the research product records of the OpenAIRE Research Graph. Through EXPLORE, ORCID users can instantly identify their works, enrich the OpenAIRE Research Graph and their ORCID profiles.
  • The EC Participant Portal uses the OpenAIRE APIs to collect information about publications and datasets resulting from H2020 funded projects.
  • View metrics and statistics for projects and content providers.
  • Discover Data Management Plans for projects.

How is EXPLORE tool contributing to Open Knowledge?

  • Enables fast auto-discovery of information
    Connects different types of data, and is easier to query, dramatically accelerating data analysis and speeding up research time.
  • Supports collective research
    Includes content from sources of scholarly information and institutional repositories.
  • Increased interoperability
    Can be accessed and used by other systems, with minimum effort.

Know more:

Presentation of the EXPLORE service at the OpenAIRE-Nexus public launch event.

Presentation of the OpenAIRE Research Graph at the OpenAIRE-Nexus public launch event.



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