Developing metrics, practices, and software for open source projects in community health; one goal is to identify all contributions made in this sphere and the organizations and individuals that make them; another to improve the transparency and actionability of open source tools.
Tracking and evaluating the prevalence of members from different groups in open science initiatives; outputs produced by group members; participation across disciplines and areas; citation bias in different areas; social dynamics of OS systems, e.g., role of hierarchy; and barriers to accessing digital collections.
Crossref is an official digital object identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. It is run by the Publishers International Linking Association Inc. (PILA) and was launched in early 2000 as a cooperative effort among publishers to enable persistent cross-publisher citation linking in online academic journals.
This blogpost provides an overview of the specific ways that Crossref (along with organizations and initiatives like DataCite, ORCID, and ROR) helps U.S. federal agencies (and any other funder) meet critical aspects of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Nelson Memo’s recommendations.
Aiming to pilot a multi-team research initiative that utilizes many of the ICOR solutions to push the boundaries of open collaborative science. Starting with a traditionally funded project, additional support from progressive funders will permit tracking incremental costs, practices, and tools of “flipping to open.”
The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a crowd-sourced social-tagging project running on open-source software to capture news and comment on open access (OA) to research in every academic field and region of the world. It’s the most comprehensive of OA-related news anywhere.
Harvard Open Access Project, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
This resources includes four expansive diagrams, each of which is intended to showcase a possible future, in which persistent identifiers (PIDs) are used throughout the research lifecycle to enable automation, efficiency, new discovery tools, and analysis. The act of including PIDs throughout supports greater transparency and reproducibility in research activities and communications.
ROR is a global, community-led registry of open persistent identifiers for research organizations. ROR makes it easy for anyone or any system to disambiguate institution names and connect research organizations to researchers and research outputs.
California Digital Library, Crossref, and DataCite Project Page
As more research outputs are shared, a common schema and nomenclature will improve discoverability and reproducibility, increase resuse, and enable meta-analyses. All outputs need categorization, tagging, adequate metadata, and persistent idenfitiers.