For Funding Agencies
There are many aspects related to Open Access which require a variety of accompanying aligned policies and efficient, interlinked infrastructures for a seamless Open Science environment.
OpenAIRE is Europe's response for an effective policy, information and best practices exchange platform. It operates a pan-European network of 33 National Open Access Desks (NOADs), i.e., OA experts actively supporting Open Science within their countries, while ensuring their country's alignment with EC's policies, directives and major e-Infrastructures.
One of our major services for Open Science is to aggregate content from many different sources from Europe and beyond. But we don't stop there! We apply cleaning, transformation, disambiguation processes, and identify relationships among all research entities: publications, data, funding, researchers, organisations and data sources.
Based on this linked information we are able to produce aggregated statistics tailored to the needs of funders or ministries. Take a look at the examples for FP7 or FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia). More complex reports (e.g., co-funding, correlations) are available on demand.
Our tech team has tools in the development pipeline that will allow YOU to build your customised views and statistics based on the OpenAIRE database on-demand. So stay tuned!
Analytics and trends
Based on open protocols and agreements with repositories, we retrieve repository content (text in pdf or xml) and apply text mining algorithms to perform advanced research analytics.
Using topic modeling mechanisms we discover hidden thematic structure in the OA scientific literature. We then extend this analysis to identify useful patterns, similarities, correlations trends and communities in order to get insight on national or funder specific programmes and schemes.
Our services have already been successfully applied for the evaluation of parts of FP7, and we are continuing with the rest. Our tech team would be happy to work with new use cases as we see a real value in sharing innovative services that greatly help towards a transparent decision policy making.
Open Science and how to implement it in a diverse European landscape is definitely not an easy task! This is why we believe we all need to work together to move forward.
Below are links to further information, but please do not hesitate to contact us (centrally or through the OpenAIRE National Desk in your country) to find ways for further collaboration.
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