Repositories for Open Science: The SciRepo Reference Model

  • Massimiliano Assante
  • Leonardo Candela
  • Donatella Castelli
  • Paolo Manghi
  • Pasquale Pagano
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 544)


Open Science calls for innovative approaches and solutions embracing the entire research lifecycle. From the research publishing perspective, the aim is to pursue an holistic approach where publishing includes any product (e.g. articles, datasets, experiments, notebooks, websites) resulting from a research activity and relevant to the interpretation, evaluation, and reuse of the activity or part of it. In this paper, we present the foundational concepts and relationships characterising SciRepo, i.e. an innovative class of scientific repositories that (a) promotes a publishing mechanism blurring the distinction between research lifecycle and its scholarly communication; (b) simplifies the “publishing” of an entire research activity allowing to seamlessly exploit and reuse every research product; and (c) is conceived to be nicely integrated on top of existing research infrastructures.


Research Product Information Object Content Provider Information Space Research Infrastructure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimiliano Assante
    • 1
  • Leonardo Candela
    • 1
  • Donatella Castelli
    • 1
  • Paolo Manghi
    • 1
  • Pasquale Pagano
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” – CNRPisaItaly

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