Notify: Repository and Services Interoperability Project – COAR

“Our current research and social context – the coronavirus pandemic, economic upheaval, climate change, racial injustice – requires timely and reliable research results, shared by, and with, all parts of the world.

On January 28, 2021, COAR launched the Notify: Repository and Services Interoperability Project.  The aim of this project is to develop a standard and interoperable approach that will link reviews and endorsements from different services with the research outputs housed in the distributed network of preprint servers, archives, and repositories.

COAR has already developed a proposed model for (bi-directionally) linking resources held in repositories with related resources held in networked services using a distributed, message-oriented approach based on W3C Linked Data Notifications (LDN). The COAR model is described and illustrated in Modelling Overlay Peer Review Processes with Linked Data Notifications.

This project involves working with implementing partners to:

Aid the development of reference implementations of the identified use-cases involving repositories and networked services
Support high-level collaboration to align development in the different implementation projects
Support and encourage broad interoperability by establishing common practices, community norms and conventions
Engage with relevant development communities (e.g. for important repository and service platforms) to gain support with implementation….”

Notify: Repository and Services Interoperability Project – COAR

“Our current research and social context – the coronavirus pandemic, economic upheaval, climate change, racial injustice – requires timely and reliable research results, shared by, and with, all parts of the world.

On January 28, 2021, COAR launched the Notify: Repository and Services Interoperability Project.  The aim of this project is to develop a standard and interoperable approach that will link reviews and endorsements from different services with the research outputs housed in the distributed network of preprint servers, archives, and repositories.

COAR has already developed a proposed model for (bi-directionally) linking resources held in repositories with related resources held in networked services using a distributed, message-oriented approach based on W3C Linked Data Notifications (LDN). The COAR model is described and illustrated in Modelling Overlay Peer Review Processes with Linked Data Notifications.

This project involves working with implementing partners to:

Aid the development of reference implementations of the identified use-cases involving repositories and networked services
Support high-level collaboration to align development in the different implementation projects
Support and encourage broad interoperability by establishing common practices, community norms and conventions
Engage with relevant development communities (e.g. for important repository and service platforms) to gain support with implementation….”

Survey on standards for open knowledge exchange now open

“The purpose of this survey is to ascertain the support for such a standard and to identify blockers to implementation. The focus of this work is on interoperability and standards that enable and further open exchange of information, knowledge and data across systems and technologies …”

Why openness makes research infrastructure resilient – Cousijn – 2021 – Learned Publishing – Wiley Online Library

“Key points

 

Open research infrastructure provides the building blocks of scientific progress, which must be available to everyone, with no barriers to access.
Organizations enabling open research infrastructure must endorse these fundamental principles: equity, value, trust, interoperability, sustainability, and community governance.
Finding ways to invite co?creation and community participation engenders a strong sense of ‘buy?in’ and is therefore essential to developing successful research infrastructure….”

Why openness makes research infrastructure resilient – Cousijn – 2021 – Learned Publishing – Wiley Online Library

“Key points

 

Open research infrastructure provides the building blocks of scientific progress, which must be available to everyone, with no barriers to access.
Organizations enabling open research infrastructure must endorse these fundamental principles: equity, value, trust, interoperability, sustainability, and community governance.
Finding ways to invite co?creation and community participation engenders a strong sense of ‘buy?in’ and is therefore essential to developing successful research infrastructure….”

COAR Strategy 2019-2021 and Work Plan 2021

“Underpinning all COAR activities is the notion that a distributed repository network can play a fundamental role in advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly communications….

Five strategic directions will guide COAR’s activities: 1. Advocate for the role of a sustainable and distributed network of open repositories as the foundation of a global knowledge commons 2. Provide support for the open repository community and build local capacity for the development and management of repositories and repository networks 3. Define and promote alignment and interoperability across repositories, repository networks, and between repositories and other systems and platforms 4. Advance the adoption of new behaviours, technologies and roles for repositories and repository networks 5. Increase the sustainability and effectiveness of the organization and strengthen the COAR brand….

Publications Router is integrated with Haplo – Jisc scholarly communications

“Publications Router, the service from Jisc that adds research articles automatically to repositories, is now fully interoperable with Haplo Repository, an open-source repository and research information management system. This means that the Router service is now available to you if your institution uses Haplo and is a Jisc member….”

Introducing the PID Services Registry

“We are pleased to announce the launch of the new persistent identifier (PID) services registry available at https://pidservices.org, a new service to find services built upon different PIDs from core technology providers and those who integrate from across a variety of disciplinary areas. This is a combined effort across multiple organizations as part of the EC-funded FREYA project grant (777523) with the aim of furthering discoverability of PIDs and the services that are built upon them….”