Bob is sitting on a lot of experimental data but has no access to the compute capacity required to analyze the results. Using just his laptop would take months to go through the first simulations. Alice suggests HADDOCK, a web portal that offers computational tools for structural biologists to model the structure of complexes of proteins and other biomolecules.
While Bob works on the calculations, Alice opens her account in Zenodo and sets up a community for the project with Bob. Zenodo is an online repository developed by OpenAIRE and CERN, open to all researchers regardless of funding stream, geographical location or scientific field. Free to upload and free to access, Zenodo makes scientific outputs of all kinds citable, shareable and discoverable for the long term.
Zenodo also assigns a DOI, a persistent identifier, to all datasets and method software, as well as specifying the funders and the specific grants that funded this research. This means that when their paper is submitted they can share a protected link to the DOIs with editors and reviewers. And once the paper is accepted for publication, all that Alice and Bob have to do is set the access rights to “embargoed” and enter the publication date, and then Zenodo will automatically toggle the data and methods to open access on that date to make them public and reusable. Moreover, funders, as well as the coordinators of the projects funding this research, will be able to verify the impact of the grant. Finally, and most importantly, other scientists will be able to reuse Bob and Alice’s work, and Bob and Alice will see their scientific reward blossom also based on usage and citation of their data and methods.
Advancing research together: EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE. Blogpost by Najla Rettberg.