OpenOrgs facilitates the correct mapping of research outputs for Cyprus
Open Science Observatory data for Cyprus
The Deputy ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital policy of the Republic of Cyprus, informed the Cyprus OpenAIRE team that the Open Science Observatory data for Cyprus was mistakenly provided as it included information from institutions that do not operate under the official state of Cyprus.
Challenge & Scenario
The Open Science Observatory data for Cyprus is currently used as the main portal for observing and identifying the Open Science landscape of Cyprus. It was soon noticed that the data mistakenly included sources not officially related to the Republic of Cyprus research outputs.
Solution & Implementation
The OpenAIRE team was contacted and acted accordingly in order to correctly identify and map all authorised data sources and provide a reliable and trustworthy data space.
The data are now trusted and can be used by the Deputy ministry and other local stakeholders for reporting or any other reason needed and decisions to be taken.
OpenOrgs is a tool created to solve a long-standing problem: the disambiguation of organisations variously involved in the research process. In particular, OpenOrgs addresses the ambiguity affecting the information aggregated by OpenAIRE from different research organisation registries (e.g. ROR, EC) and populating the OpenAIRE Research Graph. OpenOrgs combines automated processes and human curation. The deduplication algorithm does the first part of the work, grouping organisations with a certain degree of similarity in their metadata. After that, a process of manual curation corroborates the automated process. Data curators can resolve the ambiguity of duplicates detected with the automated process by stating whether two or more entities correspond or not to the same organisation. They can also suggest new duplicates which the algorithm has not found, thus improving the automated process. With these tasks, OpenOrgs users can compensate for the lack of information available and improve the organisations' discoverability.