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Introducing the functionalities

How to link your research results

Ιn our linked data world your research results become yet another piece of the puzzle. Publishing/depositing in OA is a major step, but doing it properly is equally important.  

Why bother?
Scholarly communication is at a cross-roads. Open Access is a key element towards Open Science, but intelligent Open Access is a win-win situation for all the research community:
  • all your research is now linked and your fellow researchers are able to discover the full potential of your research 
  • institution research managers can use this information to see the progress of their organization  
  • project coordinators can easily track all project results with the click of a button
  • funders are able to monitor the funding programmes, which can lead to better decisions
  • service providers (e.g., text and data mining) can build on your results only if they are intellinently discoverable
  • ....
What to do?

First you need to use repositories/journals that use persistent identifiers when you describe the metadata of your output. This includes DOIs or handles from CrossRef, DataCite, CNRI, ORCID, FundRef, etc. as this allows content providers (repositories, journals) to expose publications and data in a uniquely identifialble and interoperable format.

When you deposit your publications/data in OA make sure you use a fully OpenAIRE compliant repository. This effectively means that you will be able to provide all links to funding or other research entitites at depositing time. So, when we (or any other service) harvest the metadata all links are automatically intergrated in OpenAIRE and you have pretty much completed your "duty".

If you cannot find such a repository (before you give up try  OpenAIRE's catch-all repository www.zenodo.org, hosted by CERN) then use our linking services and link your research results afterwards:

  1. Link publications or data to funding for our associated funders
  2. After your perform a search, use the LINK... buttons that are found in every publication/data landing page, and link publications to data (and vice verca). 
If you do all the above, then OpenAIRE takes care of the rest: we de-duplicate all research outcomes and merge all instances in one (while keeping all original URLs) and your linked data becomes available via our portal or APIs.

You need to be a registered user to perform these tasks.

For project coordinators, investigators or officers

OpenAIRE project functionalitiesIf you are a project coordinator or principal investigator you may use the OpenAIRE services to get the aggregated project output in a format that you can use for your reporting or monitoring. 

Check below for more detailed information.

You can get to a project landing page through the use of our search/browse facilities and search for your project either by the name, acronym or project identifier.

View aggregated project scientific output: publications and data

OpenAIRE project viewall

To produce a project's scientific outcome, we incorporate metadata from a range of different data sources (mainly OA repositories and journals both for publications and data, university and funder research database systems, library related databases, etc.) and try to identify all publications or data that are related to a project. When the publication full text is available, we apply advanced text mining with semi-automatically curation techniques to identify links and any related content. 

If you don't see the full publication/dataset list under your project page you may do one of the following:

Export the project's publications/data lists

In the project landing page AppBox there are additional apps that help research administrators export and communicate the project scientific output lists. Use an OpenAIRE provided HTML snippet in any html page to showcase a project's aggregated and de-duplicated scientfic outcome. You can see existing examples in: CORDIS for project LIQUIDPUBLICATION or in projects' web sites Euro-Basin (under Research->OA Publications) and Prime-XS

OpenAIRE project HTML snippet

You may also export the publications/dataset lists in a csv or html form and use in any internal/external reporting, monitoring or information exchange.  

View the project's statistics

OpenAIRE enables services that allow real-time statistics calculations and reporting mechanisms that take into consideration various cleaning, tranformation, de-duplication and link inferal mechanisms.

We currently employ the following statistics on the project level, but as more data becomes available and we apply further cleaning and transformation mechanisms we will be able to get additional facets (we are open to other ideas, so do not hesitate to contact us).

Publications in project lifetime

OpenAIRE project publications time

Open Access evaluation of the project output

OpenAIRE project OA evaluation

Publication distribution in repositories and journals 

OpenAIRE publication distribution

 


 

Supporting Open Science

OpenAIRE message

OpenAIRE is a network of Open Access repositories, archives and journals that support Open Access policies. It goes beyond the traditional publications aggregator by interconnecting entities related to scholarly communication (publications, research data, funding, people, organizations, data sources) allowing users to navigate alongside a rich information space graph and provides a wide range of services, from deposition to statistics.

OpenAIRE has started out as a policy support mechanism for the EC (FP7 pilot and H2020 OA policies), with the aim to be the European scholarly communication hub providing its services to many European funders.

The OpenAIRE team is open to collaborations. Please contact us to find more on our activities and see how we can be of further assistance.
OpenAIRE is an EC funded project (FP7 246686 and 283595)
 

Research Managers: what's in it for you?

Having aggregated content from many different sources (publication and data repositories, OA journals, CRIS systems and other databases) OpenAIRE is in the unique position to create a linked information space for research. After we apply cleaning, transformation processes we are able to produce facets of the information or statistics tailored to the needs of any research manager, from the project to the institution to the ministry level.  

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