Shaping the next generation of Open Science platforms

Open Innovation in OpenAIRE

360K fund for innovation
In the period of 2018-2020 we will employ an Open Innovation programme to mingle external ideas with internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, that will lead to the co-creation of fresh business ideas and the formation of an innovation ecosystem with would-be-entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs, closely related to OpenAIRE. This programme aims to attract innovation at all levels of the e-Infrastructure: repository and publishing platforms, OpenAIRE services, value added services using OpenAIRE data/content.

Defining the priorities and the challenges

Phase I

In order to better understand what are the main challenges of the Open Science tools, OpenAIRE Advance brings forward a number of these Challenges, for a constructive open discussion. The ultimate objective is to address a set of challenges that we all face in the road towards an open ecosystem of services; identify potential ways of improvements, develop and integrate into the OpenAIRE infrastructure innovative solutions, enhance its efficiency and deliver OpenAIRE products that respond to the real needs of interested stakeholders and communities. This is why we need your help! Stay tuned! The challenges are going to be announced in a few days!

Online Training Sessions on the OpenAIRE platform will also be organized in order to better understand how the tool works. More details will be announced soon!

What are the OpenAIRE Advance Challenges?

OpenAIRE has a wealth of data that can be built on to create innovative tools for open science! We are now inviting YOU to apply for these challenges (see below) in order to really exploit and build on this wealth of valuable scholarly communication output for the benefit of ALL in society.
Challenge #1

Future Repositories and Impact Metrics

The integration and support of impact metrics in repositories and on top of them as metrics-hubs, e.g. usage statistics, is an essential step forward to have repositories recognised as equivalent platforms for research evaluation.
Challenge #2

Web Tools to showcase OpenAIRE content

Integrate OpenAIRE to Google Scholar Results by creating Google Chrome Add On(s) that will trigger when a Google scholar search is activated and will show the OpenAIRE icon next to the pdf/txt link. Users will be notified by that icon that they can find the article in OpenAIRE.
Challenge #3

Visualizations for Policy Makers, Researchers and Funders

Make use of OpenAIRE data and assist policy makers, funders and researchers to comprehend research impact and draw recommendations by visualising research topics, subjects and trends.
Challenge #4

Going beyond the journal factor to reflect the goodness of Open Science

Propose scientific reward strategies based on the connections between publications, software, datasets and other products, that go beyond Journal Impact Factors and price the adoption of Open Science practices.
Challenge #5

Improving search of datasets and software in the OpenAIRE graph

OpenAIRE graph includes metadata records about literature, dataset, software, other research products (ORPs), projects, funders, organizations, and data sources, together with links (relationships) between them. Enrich search strategies and tools for the objects in the graph to enable intelligent search methods to further support researchers at finding the objects they require to perform their science.
Challenge #6

OpenAIRE Monitoring Tools

Create advanced and improved OpenAIRE monitoring tools (of institutions, researchers, funders) to compliment, improve or replace current ones.
Challenge #7

OpenAIRE for Journalism platform

Establish a network between scientists and the media. Like a platform, where both media and scientists can search for each other, and for specific topics. If for example, a journalist is writing about cancer research developments and wants to include a quote from a researcher, they can easily contact them (or find their contact information) through that platform.
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