OpenAIREplus - Project details (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe plus)

Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe

OpenAIREplus (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) is a 30 month project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission.  It expands on the OpenAIRE project, moving beyond the realm of FP7 to include the wider Open Access repository infrastructure built by the DRIVER projects, and extends to accredited data repositories.

Its main objective is to facilitate the cross-linking of research publications to associated data and funding schemes, contributing to the Open Linked Data initiatives. Exploiting the existing infrastructure, it will be possible to link from a scientific publication in the OpenAIRE / DRIVER systems to further information such as a dataset or grant information, in essence creating a richer, value added publication, i. e., an „enhanced publication.

With the collaboration of three scientific domain communities, EBI for molecular biology data, DANS for social science and BADC for climate data, innovative underlying technical structures will be deployed to support the management of and inter-linking between associated scientific data. Metadata from these Open Access datasets will be harvested, enriched and stored, as is currently done for publications. End user services for enhanced publication visualization, creation and curation will be offered through the portal.



Project staff at the SUB Göttingen

SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lossau, Najla Rettberg