Results from three Canadian funders in one portal
Building a national portal easily
Challenge & Scenario
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) started a collaboration with OpenAIRE, aiming to use the OpenAIRE services to identify Canadian research outputs. The result of this work provides the community a better understanding of the Canadian-funded research products that are openly available. This collaboration involves working with local Open Access repositories and journals, as well as the Canadian research funders, to ensure that the necessary information about authors, funders and institutions are included in the metadata of the related publications.
Solution & Implementation
The process of creating the dedicated discovery portal for the Canadian-funded research results was comprised of a series of stages, such as identifying the research results through customised text mining, addressing the disambiguation of organisations and creating the Canadian subset of the OpenAIRE Research Graph. This work culminated in the delivery of the “Portal to Canadian Research Outputs”, publicly accessible at https://canada.explore.openaire.eu/.
CARL is now in a better position to identify the research outcomes related to Canadian funders and assess the infrastructure needed (repositories, Journals) to promote Open Access/Science practices.
The Canadian Association or Research Libraries (CARL) provides leadership on behalf of Canada’s research libraries and enhances capacity to advance research and higher education. It promotes effective and sustainable knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation, and advocates for public policy that enables broad access to scholarly information.
EXPLORE is an AI-driven, open research search engine to help you discover and outreach validated research results available in the OpenAIRE Graph. It integrates content from more than 12K trusted data sources worldwide, providing discovery and navigation to all types of scholalry works (publications, data, software) and links to funding/grants, organisations, metrics, people etc. Linked to a trusted AAI service and using your institutional or ORCID account, you can claim results (e.g., claim publications or datasets to specific grants, datasets to publications) and enrich your project or personal research portfolio. EXPLORE is also provided as an *application platform as a service* (**aPaaS**), helping you setup, customise and operate a dedicated search portal for your country or community. Avoiding all the hassle for taking advantage of the underlying OpenAIRE Research Graph.