The Validator service includes two main steps to perform the aggregation and indexing of your datasource in OpenAIRE:
1st: Validate your datasource
Test the compatibility of your repository/journal or aggregator to the OpenAIRE guidelines.
2nd: Register your datasource
Register your literature repository, data repository, journal or aggregator in OpenAIRE.
- Select datasource
Select from the list, or enter the base OAI URL of the repository/journal.
The repository’s/journal’s published sets are exposed in a later stage and you may select one for the compatibility tests.
- Select guidelines
You may apply two types of compatibility tests on your repository:
- Content: specific to the content/format of the dc fields
- Usage: specific to the implementation of OAI-PMH
You may select from a predifined set of rules (OpenAIRE for Literature Repositories, OpenAIRE for Data Archives) or customize them according to your needs.
- Select parameters
You may define an upper limit on the number of records tested. This is highly recommended for first time users, or when re-checking after the implementation of automated changes.
Select one of the repository's/journal's exposed sets.
You may also group your results by a specific field. This is quite useful when validating an aggregator and you know in advance which is the field that distinguished among data sources.
Finish the compatibility test and await the results by email.
OpenAIRE Provide > Register your datasource
Registration for Literature repositories and Data repositories:
- Literature repository in OpenDOAR
Make sure your repository is already registered in OpenDOAR, the authoritative directory of institutional and thematic OA repositories.
- Data repository in Re3Data
Make sure your data repository is registered in Re3Data, the global registry of research data repositories from different academic disciplines.
Registration for Open Access Journals and CRIS/Aggregators:
Make sure that your datasource is compatible with the OpenAIRE literature Guidelines
- Select your datasource typology
- Follow the steps:
- for Literature repositories and Data repositories
- for Open Access Journals and CRIS/Aggregators