The vision underlying the need to expand the OpenAIRE service portfolio is described into two main categories;
A) Focusing on the enhancement of current OpenAIRE services in order to “to select and build new versions/instances of OpenAIRE services already running on the infrastructure and expand their operations functionalities, outcomes”. A key element is that all OpenAIRE services are user-centric and categorized on stakeholders: content providers, researchers, research managers, funders, research communities, innovators, and should serve their needs.
A relevant component of this vision is to think out of the box and create new functionalities, add-ons, plugins fully integrated into the OpenAIRE infrastructure and tools that will reach broader audiences and raise the impact of OpenAIRE within EOSC, among other e-infrastructures, to current user groups, industry, public administration, policy on open science.
B) Focusing on the creation of new OpenAIRE services; that will run on top of the OpenAIRE infrastructure to address data reuse from OpenAIRE in new contexts that enhance and foster scholarly communication following the FAIR principles of an Internet of FAIR Data & Services. The services must build upon the OpenAIRE APIs (api.openaire.eu) and operate in harmony with the OpenAIRE Research Graph.
A critical component of this vision is to think out of the box and create new disruptive services (on top of OpenAIRE) and tools that will reach broader audiences and raise the impact of Open Science and OpenAIRE within EOSC, among other RIs, to user groups, industry, public administration, policy on open science.
OpenAIRE aggregates a vast amount of open science scientific records that have the potential to assist research communities, funders, institutions, and research infrastructures to better understand their interconnections, connections to society and industry, their impact, their future. With the evolution of big data technologies in a well-connected world (research web) there is a need to explore, enrich, exploit and make sense of scientific and scholarly information in more innovative ways. As data and tools evolve, the services that OpenAIRE offers, should be ahead of the needs of its user groups, be constantly updated following latest trends. Any enhancement of current OpenAIRE services is welcome as it improves quantified and qualitative outcomes and user experiences. Creation of new OpenAIRE services is welcome as it may expand the use of data sources in new domains, can draw new insights, and add increase value to OpenAIRE user groups.
OpenAIRE-Advance calls interested SMEs (developers, data analysts, etc.) and Young Innovators to be creative and use its services, blend with your imagination, skills, expertise and build enhancements of OpenAIRE services or new services for OpenAIRE that will add value for our stakeholders.
What we are looking for in this challenge
We are looking for software that will focus either to improve OpenAIRE current services or create new services. All proposed services should promote open science, promote open scholarship, and be successfully integrated into OpenAIRE infrastructure.