OpenAIRE has been working with the EC to gather together the open access publications of the FP7 and Horizon 2020 funding streams. For the first time, the EC can now view figures and detailed statistics on the research output associated with the funding that it provides. In turn this gives a figure for 'impact of funding', which can be viewed on the level of funding programme/stream/project. The services are currently being extended to include research data.
We don’t stop there!
We aggregate content from many different sources from Europe and beyond. 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.
What is the benefit?
This will enable the information to cover all the European Research Area allowing for scientific output cross-linked with different funders to produce advanced statistics, e.g., co-funded research results, research trends, etc. Ultimately we aim to: a) to assist in the monitoring of open research results c) to reveal research clusters and trends for better return on investment for all European citizens. More 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.
OpenAIRE has a number of Take a look at the existing funders in our system. Read our Stakeholder Guide for Funders for how you can join. We only require a limited metadata set.
OpenAIRE would like to use a 'very limited' set of metadata fields from funders, no personal or private details are needed, e.g. no people's names, budget details:
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