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This semantic wiki at OpenResearch.org aims at making the world of science more visible and accessible. Information about scientific events, research projects, publishers, journals etc. is scattered around on the Web. For researchers (especially young ones without decades of experience) it is often difficult to find the relevant venues, people or tools. Also research is increasingly dynamic and multi-disciplinary, so the boundaries between communities blur and new research directions emerge. With this semantic Wiki, we aim to make information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc. more accessible. OpenResearch.org is not restricted to any field of science.
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This semantic wiki at {{SITENAME}} aims at making the world of science more visible and accessible. Information about scientific events, research projects, publishers, journals etc. is scattered around on the Web. For researchers (especially young ones without decades of experience) it is often difficult to find the relevant venues, people or tools. Also research is increasingly dynamic and multi-disciplinary, so the boundaries between communities blur and new research directions emerge. With this semantic Wiki, we aim to make information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc. more accessible. {{SITENAME}} is not restricted to any field of science.
  
==What OpenResearch.org is not?==
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For a detailed discussion of the vision and technical architecture of OpenResearch see:
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* [[Sahar Vahdati]], [[Natanael Arndt]], [[Christoph Lange]], [[Sören Auer]]: [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305406290_OpenResearch_Collaborative_Management_of_Scholarly_Communication_Metadata OpenResearch: Collaborative Management of Scholarly Communication Metadata] in [[EKAW 2016]].
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== What is {{SITENAME}} ==
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The concept of Open Access gained recently quite some attention as a means to make science more accessible, flexible and efficient. But gaining access to scientific results is just one aspect for making research more efficient. Scientists also need to know who is working on what, which tools are available, what conferences are worth visiting and presenting, where to get funding ... A large part of their time researchers are busy trying to get these kinds of information for their work. {{SITENAME}} provides a platform for researchers to collect, organize, share and disseminate this kind of information in a structured way.
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You can think of {{SITENAME}} being yellow pages, event calendar, news wire, project directory of science all together. Everybody can easily participate and all information is freely available (also for download and republication).
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==What {{SITENAME}} is not?==
  
 
* an encyclopedia (please only add research related content),
 
* an encyclopedia (please only add research related content),
 
* a repository for bibliographic information (have a look at http://Bibsonomy.org),
 
* a repository for bibliographic information (have a look at http://Bibsonomy.org),
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* a open-access archival service (check out http://arxiv.org or http://zenodo.org)
 
* an open-access publisher (check out http://online-journals.org),
 
* an open-access publisher (check out http://online-journals.org),
 
* an organizer of events.
 
* an organizer of events.
 
  
 
==How to get involved?==
 
==How to get involved?==
  
* help us organizing the world of science - add your favorite [[events]], [[tools]], [[groups]]
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* help us organizing the world of science - add your favorite [[events]], [[tools]], [[organizations]], [[journals]], [[people|colleagues]]
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* '''create a link to OpenResearch.org from your homepage'''
 
* stay connected by subscribing to one of our mailinglists:
 
* stay connected by subscribing to one of our mailinglists:
** OpenResearch announcements
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** [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openresearch-announcements OpenResearch announcements]
** OpenResearch discussion
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** [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openresearch-discussion OpenResearch discussion]
** OpenResearch editors
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** [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openresearch-editors OpenResearch editors]
* become an editor or associated editor of the field you work in
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* [[Editors|become an editor or associated editor]] of the field you work in
* tell your friends and colleagues about OpenResearch.org
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* tell your friends and colleagues about {{SITENAME}}
* help us further developing OpenResearch.org by creating new search interfaces
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* help us further developing {{SITENAME}} by creating new search interfaces
 
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* add ideas/issues/feature requests to our [[TODO]] list
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* check the [[OpenResearch:HowTo]] for tips and tricks
  
 
== How is a Semantic Wiki different? ==
 
== How is a Semantic Wiki different? ==
  
Semantic Wikis allow to structure information as would be possible with a database. Other than databases, however , Semantic Wikis are more flexible and easier to use. OpenResearch.org is based on the Semantic MediaWiki. Some of the templates and properties used here are adapted from http://SemanticWeb.org, which was created by Markus Krötsch and other members of the Semantic Web community.
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Semantic Wikis allow to structure information as would be possible with a database. Other than databases, however , Semantic Wikis are more flexible and easier to use. {{SITENAME}} is based on the [http://semantic-mediawiki.org Semantic MediaWiki]. Some of the templates and properties used here are adapted from http://SemanticWeb.org, which was created by [http://korrekt.org Markus Krötsch] and other members of the Semantic Web community.
  
  
== Who is behind OpenResearch.org?==
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== Who is behind {{SITENAME}}?==
  
OpenResearch.org was created by members of the [http://aksw.org AKSW] and [http://bis.uni-leipzig.de Business Information Systems] departments at Universität Leipzig. As the community is crowing an we also started other Open Research related projects (such as [http://Cofundos.org Cofundos.org] and the [http://wiki.cofundos.org Participatory Research initiative]) we are currently in the process of establishing a separate organisation - the Open Research Association.
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OpenResearch.org was created by members of the [http://aksw.org AKSW] and [http://eis.iai.uni-bonn.de Enterprise Information Systems] departments.
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
 
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* [[Sören Auer | Prof. Dr. Sören Auer]]
[[Sören Auer]]
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* [[Wazed Ali | M.Sc. Wazed Ali]]
 
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* [[Sahar Vahdati| Dr. Sahar Vahdati]]
c/o AG AKSW / Business Information Systems dep.
 
 
 
Institut für Informatik
 
 
 
Universität Leipzig
 
 
 
Postfach 100920
 
 
 
04009 Leipzig
 
 
 
European Union / Germany
 
 
 
 
 
Phone: +49 (341) 97–32320
 
 
 
Fax: +49 (341) 97–32329
 
 
 
 
 
Email: info@OpenResearch.org
 
 
 
Web: http://OpenResearch.org
 

Latest revision as of 09:41, 1 October 2019

This semantic wiki at Openresearch aims at making the world of science more visible and accessible. Information about scientific events, research projects, publishers, journals etc. is scattered around on the Web. For researchers (especially young ones without decades of experience) it is often difficult to find the relevant venues, people or tools. Also research is increasingly dynamic and multi-disciplinary, so the boundaries between communities blur and new research directions emerge. With this semantic Wiki, we aim to make information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc. more accessible. Openresearch is not restricted to any field of science.

For a detailed discussion of the vision and technical architecture of OpenResearch see:


What is Openresearch

The concept of Open Access gained recently quite some attention as a means to make science more accessible, flexible and efficient. But gaining access to scientific results is just one aspect for making research more efficient. Scientists also need to know who is working on what, which tools are available, what conferences are worth visiting and presenting, where to get funding ... A large part of their time researchers are busy trying to get these kinds of information for their work. Openresearch provides a platform for researchers to collect, organize, share and disseminate this kind of information in a structured way.

You can think of Openresearch being yellow pages, event calendar, news wire, project directory of science all together. Everybody can easily participate and all information is freely available (also for download and republication).


What Openresearch is not?

How to get involved?

How is a Semantic Wiki different?

Semantic Wikis allow to structure information as would be possible with a database. Other than databases, however , Semantic Wikis are more flexible and easier to use. Openresearch is based on the Semantic MediaWiki. Some of the templates and properties used here are adapted from http://SemanticWeb.org, which was created by Markus Krötsch and other members of the Semantic Web community.


Who is behind Openresearch?

OpenResearch.org was created by members of the AKSW and Enterprise Information Systems departments.

Contact