The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) explained by the ZBW
Based on our findings in the domain of Science 2.0 we have extended our research into the field of Open Science.
Here, the focus is on the management of research data as envisioned in the idea of the “European Open Science Cloud” developed by the European Commission and in the national federated infrastructure for research data recommended by the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RFF).
The Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science is committed to the research and development of working methods, infrastructures, and tools of Open Science. It is engaged in the following three areas of activity (1) Research & Knowledge Transfer, (2) Infrastructure & Tools and (3) Advocacy & Community Building. The alliance, initiated and coordinated by the ZBW, is an association of more than 30 research and information infrastructure institutions from the Leibniz Association, university institutes and libraries, non-university-affiliated research institutions, and other partners. The diversity of these institutions and the wide range of science disciplines and competencies make the alliance unique in the German-speaking region and worldwide.
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The GO FAIR initiative works towards the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of research data across national and disciplinary borders.
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“GeRDI – Generic Research Data Infrastructure” is a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and aims to build a federated and linked-up infrastructure for research data (scientific cloud) where scientists can conduct multidisciplinary searches for research data.
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KOLab is a joint lab based on the Leibniz Association’s position paper for the Pact for Research and Innovation. The ZBW and the University of Kiel will jointly research and develop systems and processes for the optimal handling of research data and their corresponding software.
The expertise of the Open Science research group in the area of Open Science and Digitisation of the Science System is increasingly sought after for consulting activities in science policy.
(Concluded in 2016)
The large EU-founded project EEXCESS used a completely novel approach to information dissemination. It aimed to link web content, such as images, videos, infographics, statistics or texts from social media channels and blogs, with cultural, educational and scientific content in a personalised and contextualised manner.
“Take the content to the user, not the user to the content” was the basic idea of the project according to Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW director.
The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics cooperated with ten other European partners in EEXCESS. Within this project, the ZBW was primarily concerned with the design of novel, linked and multidisciplinary information landscapes and with the technical integration of its search engine EconBiz into these environments. The ZBW also ensured that the project’s research findings became part of the public debate and find sustained use.
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(Concluded in 2016)
The LibRank research project engaged in the analysis and optimisation of search results in library information systems. It was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Given the fact that the search habits even of scientists and researchers are characterised by the heavy use of commercial search engines, the project aimed to analyse resp. implement the effects and adaptions for library information systems.
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