The Lab Open Research Information team of the Open Science Lab is involved in a number of research and development projects. An overview of completed projects can be found here.

KOMET - collaborative enrichment of the metadata commons to foster a diverse open access ecosystem

The KOMET project promotes the transformation of science towards a diverse and participatory OA culture by supporting independent, oftentimes scholar-led OA journals in professionalising their metadata processes.

IDAHO - IDentificAtion of hurdles to open access publishing for researchers with weak institutional ties - epistemic injustice in scientific publishing

IDAHO identifies barriers and hurdles to OA publishing for researchers with weak institutional ties, assesses the impact of OA journal policies and identifies ways to remove the hurdles.

FID BAUdigital - Subject Information Service Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Studies digital

The FID BAUdigital is intended to support a widespread and increasingly interdisciplinary research community that is concerned with the development of digital design, planning and production methods in the building industry. The Lab  Open Research Information is concerned with setting up a research information system based on VIVO to support researchers in networking and exchanging information within the specialist community.

OPTIMETA - Strengthening the Open Access publishing system through open citations and spatiotemporal metadata

The OPTIMETA project strengthens the Open Access ecosystem by transferring citation information and spatiotemporal metadata from Open Access journals to openly accessible data sources. Open Journal Systems (OJS), the most widely used open source software for the publication of scientific journals, will be extended by means of two OJS plug-ins with crucial functionalities to collect and share the aforementioned metadata.

TAPIR - Partially Automated Persistent Identifier-based Reporting

In the project TAPIR (Partially Automated Persistent Identifier-based Reporting), partially automated procedures for research reporting are being tested in the context of university and non-university research. The possibilities for realising partially automated reporting are analysed. The question is examined to what extent the necessary data aggregation can be carried out on the basis of openly available research information using persistent identifiers.

GESAH - Digitisation and specialist indexing of the Individual Graphic Sheets of the Collection of Architect Albrecht Haupt

For the indexing of the individual graphic sheets of the Albrecht Haupt Collection, an indexing environment with Vitro is being set up that is geared to the subject-specific requirements. Data, data model and software are also to be made available as open source to comparable indexing projects.

ConfIDent - a reliable platform for scientific events

In the ConfIDent project, work is being done - together with the Information Systems & Databases department at RWTH Aachen University - on the development of a service platform for scientific events. The aim of the project, which is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is to make the descriptive metadata for conferences and other formats of scientific events permanently accessible and to make them available in the highest possible quality through automated processes and scientific data curation.


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The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information emphasises the value of publicly accessible research information for the scientific community and for a transparent and fair evaluation of its stakeholders. We explain what this declaration means and why the TIB is one of the first signatories.

On 11 September, we invite you to the VIVO MeetUp as a satellite event to SWIB23.