The Data Model of the OpenAIRE Scientific Communication e-Infrastructure

  • Paolo Manghi
  • Nikos Houssos
  • Marko Mikulicic
  • Brigitte Jörg
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 343)


The OpenAIREplus project aims to further develop and operate the OpenAIRE e-infrastructure, in order to provide a central entry point to Open Access and non-Open Access publications and datasets funded by the European Commission and National agencies. The infrastructure provides the services to populate, curate, and enrich an Information Space by collecting metadata descriptions relative to organizations, data sources, projects, funding programmes, persons, publications, and datasets. Stakeholders in the research process and scientific communication, such as researchers, funding agencies, organizations involved in projects, project coordinators, can here find the information to improve their research and statistics to measure the impact of Open Access and funding schemes over research. In this paper, we introduce the functional requirements to be satisfied and describe the OpenAIREplus data model entities and relationships required to represent information capable of meeting them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Manghi
    • 1
  • Nikos Houssos
    • 2
    • 4
  • Marko Mikulicic
    • 1
  • Brigitte Jörg
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.ISTI - Consiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePisaItaly
  2. 2.National Documentation CentreNational Hellenic Research FoundationAthensGreece
  3. 3.Innovation Support Center, UKOLNUniversity of BathBathUK
  4. 4.EuroCRISVoorschotenThe Netherlands

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