OpenScienceLink introduced a holistic approach to the publication, sharing, linking, review and evaluation of research results, based on the open access to scientific information. The project also focused on best practices associated with the establishment and use of openly accessible repositories of scientific information.

The OpenScienceLink project has been running from February 2013 and received EUR 2 million in EU funding, involving 8 European partners.

On of the major outcome of the project is the OpenScienceLink platform launched in july 2014. The platform encapsulates the implementation of the five project pilots, in particular:

  • data journals development based on semantically-enabled research dynamics detection, with the first open access journal (Biomedical Data Journal) having being launched and supported via the OpenScienceLink platform
  • a novel open, semantically-assisted peer review process,
  • services for detection and analysis of research trends,
  • services for dynamic researchers’ collaboration based on non-declared, semantically-inferred relationships, and,
  • a set of scientific field-aware, productivity- and impact-oriented enhanced research evaluation services.

In the remaining 9 months of the project, the consortium will focus on two important aspects: (i) mobilization of resources towards attracting more users, adopting the pilots, and submitting contributions at the Biomedical Data Journal, and, (ii) iterate through the users' feedback, updated requirements, and new requested features to enhance the functionality of the services offered by the OpenScienceLink platform, retaining the offered services for the five pilots at a remarkable quality.




Open Data and Open Access to Scientific Information