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OpenAIRE DEVELOP Service: APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research Graph #OAWeek

OpenAIRE DEVELOP Service: APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research Graph #OAWeek

OpenAIRE Graph Access API - A gateway to open research

The OpenAIRE Graph Access API enables developers to realize services for scholarly communication and research analytics.

By using the API, you can access the OpenAIRE Graph, a scholarly communication resource, i.e. a digital space where you can find information about objects of the scholarly communication life-cycle (publications, research data, research software, projects, organizations, etc.) and semantic links among them.

The service gives access to the OpenAIRE Graph via different protocols (OAI-PMH, HTTP API, SPARQL) to serve developers with different requirements and preferences. 

The OpenAIRE Graph is created bi-monthly by:

  • Aggregating metadata from OpenAIRE's European and global network of validated content providers;
  • Enriching metadata by text mining and inference;
  • Collecting information from end-users.
OpenAIRE HTTP API: the APIs are free-to-use (no sign-up needed) by any third-party service.

Metadata license is CC-BY: the metadata records retuned by the service can be freely re-used by commercial and non-commercial partners under CC-BY license, hence as long as OpenAIRE is acknowledged as content provider.​


APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research GraphGet access to OpenAIRE data via:

- OAI-PMH (full graph or project information)

- Linked Open Data (SPARQL endpoints, RDF dump)


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