Content aquisition policy

The OpenAIRE service infrastructure harvests metadata about scholarly communication products (publications, datasets, software) and links between such products from a range of institutional or subject repositories, national and institutional research information portals, aggregators, e-journals, data repositories, and software repositories. In addition, it infers links between publications and such products via advanced text and data mining techniques (TDM). The resulting information graph (i.e. interlinked sets of objects) is intended to favour monitoring of open science and open science publishing workflows (e.g. science reproducibility and transparent assessment).

OpenAIRE will actively pursue harvesting content from European but also non-European repositories;
The OpenAIRE graph aims at linking publications, namely the narration of scientific motivation and process, with all products used or resulting in the relative research activity
The OpenAIRE graph links research products with the funders and projects resulting from their grants
Research communities
The OpenAIRE graph links research products with the communities for which they are relevant, in order to provide a (multi-)community-view of the scholarly output
Data sources and repositories are quality-controlled: their metadata respects the OpenAIRE guidelines: and their import in OpenAIRE is curated by OpenAIRE data curators. Click here to see the repositories that OpenAIRE currently harvests from.
Terms of Agreement
Data sources and repositories accept a ToA with OpenAIRE (and viceversa) to re-use data under specific consent and warranties. Click here for the ToA.
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