As scholarly communication touches upon many disciplines, the project’s horizontal outreach will facilitate collaboration across data infrastructures, providing information to scientists, non-scientists as well as to providers of value-added services. The project will establish an e-Infrastructure to harvest, enrich and store the metadata of Open Access scientific datasets. Innovative underlying technical structures will be deployed to support the management of and inter-linking between associated scientific data.

Together with Prof. Andreas Wiebe and his colleagues of the University of Göttingen, IviR will study several thorny issues related to the legal status of publications and datasets and promotes particular open-access licensing models for specific contents, so that the desired open access to all resources by several communities can be realized. Central to this effort are issues related to provenance, intellectual property rights, and conditions of reuse.