CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACCESSING NI4OS-EUROPE SERVICES – NI4OS- Europe

ia this call, NI4OS-Europe opens possibilities for scientists to access the advanced services on-boarded to EOSC (thematic, generic and repositories). The services provided have been tested in the use-cases ran by scientific teams that were assigned to this task. The services were then fine-tuned according to the feedback received from the demonstrators and now can be further tested via the open call. The list of services and resources offered by the NI4OS-Europe project can be found at: https://catalogue.ni4os.eu/?_=/resources. Access to underlying computational resources (generic) can be awarded for a maximum period of 6 months, while access to underlying storage resources may be provided for up to 8 months. The call enables researchers from Europe to obtain access to the advanced services, which have been on-boarded on the European Open Science Cloud with the support of NI4OS-Europe. Throughout the open call, all research teams participating in the call are expected to harmonize the management of their data according to the FAIR principles hroughout the whole lifetime of their work, thus, engaging with the rules of Open Science.

Research Update: COIs, Defining Infrastructure, and Exploring Utility Financing as a Useful Model

The following is a brief summary of our current plans for Catalog of Infrastructures, our work understanding the nature of infrastructure, and our initial working models for understanding the funding and operation of infrastructure services.

 

Open Access, Open Data Increase Demand for STM Online Services

“Scientific, technical and medical publishers face upheaval from open access and open data, but this transition represents opportunity in online services, particularly for competitors that can develop broader discovery tools and dynamic content capabilities to win users’ loyalty—this according to the most recent report from Simba Information, a leader in media and publishing intelligence.

The report STM Online Services 2019-2023 focuses on the databases that offer online content or abstracting and indexing and are sold to academic, government and commercial customers. It found that between 2016 and 2018, online services revenue grew at a compound annual rate of 5.1% after elimination of trade between competitors — faster than STM journals or books. Growth was boosted somewhat by currency exchange in the period. Simba estimates the currency impact at roughly 1% over the two years.

Many of the products and services are already considered “must have” information sold in multi-year, multi-million-dollar bundles. As the corpus of data made open by research funder mandates grows, the value publishers provide will shift back toward discovery and integration….

STM Online Services 2019-2023 provides detailed market information for STM online services, segmented by: sci-tech standards, patents and online content, drug databases, clinical reference, training and certification, reference management and analytical tools, sci-tech abstracting and indexing, medical abstracting and indexing. It analyzes trends impacting the industry and forecasts market growth to 2023….”