News from the Work Packages – October 2018

WP 3 – Network analytics and visualization

WP3 had a successful start-up meeting in the beginning of September. Prospectively WP3 is making a distinction between visualizations and network analysis; the visualization part of the WP will focus on the development of visualizations to integrate in the OPERA VIVO platforms; whereas the network analysis part of the WP is more complex and will be a skill developing part of the OPERA project. In the coming quarter, we are looking forward to work on identifying possible visualizations to complement data, in close collaboration with WP1, for the VIVO platforms. Additionally all of the WP3 participants will participate in a network analysis masterclass in end-October organized in collaboration by DEFF and our international project partners from CWTS. The masterclass centers around lessons learned- and cases made in the AIDA-project – a TU Delft based project that aims at providing easy-to-use tools for visualization and analysis of research areas and research trends. Read more at

OPERA Workshop March 28 2019

The OPERA project will hold a workshop on 28 March 2019 at Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark.

We are proud to announce, that Christian Herzog, CEO of Digital Science Discovery & Analytics and one of the people who came up with the idea to build Dimensions, will give a keynote about research analytics in an open science perspective.

There are four areas of work in the project, and these are also on the agenda of the workshop:

  • Analytics data & systems
  • Documentation and analysis of humanities and social sciences scholarship
  • Network analysis and visualization
  • Open Science support

Please tick the calendar on March 28, 2019.

Detailed program and registration information is provided later.

News from the Work Packages – September 2018

WP2 and WP5 will have their kick off meetings in September

OPERA’s WP1 Analytics data & systems held its first meeting right before the summer holiday. The goals and deliverables for WP1 were reviewed, and a detailed development plan for the VIVO platforms to be built in WP1 was presented.

Three of the project members participated in the VIVO conference at Duke University in June, during which we also had productive meetings with Clarivate, Digital Science, Cornell, and TIB. The conference and meetings were a source of inspiration, and we came back with ideas and advice that we can build on in OPERA.

WP1 has a number of exciting tasks coming up in the second half of 2018, but most imminent is the study of Dimensions data. We will start by exploring data on publications, citations, patents, open access, funding. etc. for each of the three universities participating in OPERA i.e. AAU, DTU, and KU.

In OPERA’s WP3 – Network analytics and visualization we are looking forward to our start up meeting in the beginning of September. Here we will start the process of creating a visualization catalogue that will form basis for WP3’s work of exploring and evaluating relevant network and visualization tools. During the following months we will be seeking out inspiration, both from the other OPERA WPs and relevant conferences for example the DEFF sponsored 1-day-conference Visuals and Analytics that Matter – a conference that we encourage everyone interested in OPERA’s WP3 to join!