OpenAIRE joins forces with Canada’s federal granting agencies and CARL

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 OpenAIRE teams up with Canadian funders to identify research outputs! 

 

 

The deal:

 

Why it matters:

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Yesterday, on October 23, 2019, Canada’s three federal granting agencies have agreed to partner with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) on a pilot project which seeks to use the OpenAIRE service to improve the discoverability of Canadian open access content.

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The widespread sharing of research articles and data, referred to as open science, promises to improve research impact, increase transparency of research findings, and accelerate the pace of new discoveries. In Canada, the three federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)— have implemented policies that aim to increase the adoption of open practices in the research community.

 

What was the problem until now:

 

How is the game changing:

 

In Canada, there was no comprehensive way to discover and track research outputs, as they were distributed across many platforms, repositories and services. In addition, there was no standard approach to relate a given research publication or data set with the organization that funds the research.

 

To address this gap, CARL entered into a pilot project with OpenAIRe to aggregate and facilitate discovery of Canadian content and enable the agencies to better access Canadian research outputs and identify their open access status. CARL and the agencies will work together to develop a common approach to identifying funders and projects in the metadata, while OpenAIRE will aggregate information from the agencies’ public grants databases and many other content sources to create connections between articles, authors, and funders.

 

The CARL Open Repositories Working Group is overseeing this project, under a project team led by Pierre Lasou, Université Laval.
Nine Canadian institutions are participating in the initial phase and the aim is to have a working prototype by early 2020.

 

OpenAIRE works with many EU and international funders to identify research results. 
Take a look at our monitor service for example to see the funders we have in our system.

 

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