Increasing the transparency of research: connecting publications and research data
Title: Increasing the transparency of research: connecting publications and research data
About the presenter(s): Katarina Boland: Research Associate at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Cologne Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dominique Ritze: Research Associate at the Mannheim University Library, Mannheim Germany (email@example.com)
Intended audience: Librarians (Digital Libraries), Researchers (Social Sciences), Computer Scientists
Abstract: Today, publications and research data are usually stored in separated information systems. The missing connection between these data types decreases the transparency of research and leads to a complicated information search . Since references to research data are not indicated in a standardized manner, scientists have to manually parse the full texts in order to find any references. These references may be inconsistent and incomplete which impedes data retrieval. Thus, within the InFoLiS project, GESIS, Mannheim University and the Mannheim University Library aim at establishing links between publications and research data. The resulting interconnected data sets will be made available as Linked Open Data. To enable an integrated information search, we extend our existing information systems using this information.
In this talk, we will introduce our methodology to automatically find references and establish connections between the different data types.
Further, we discuss how to present the data according to Linked Open Data standards and give an insight on the integrated search and how it can help and support the researcher.