Organization

Project Director: Mogens Sandfær

Head of Research Analytics,

Technical University of Denmark

mosa@dtu.dk

Project Manager: Karen Sofie Hytteballe Ibanez

Senior Officer,

Technical University of Denmark

kshi@dtu.dk

The Opera project is divided into four workspackages, which are described here.

 

WP1/WP4 Analytics Data & Systems

WP Lead: Christina Steensboe

(Senior Executive Officer, Technical University of Denmark)

This work package, led by DTU, is devoted to finding the best global data sources for research analytics – including its Open Science dimensions – and implementing them in the open source semantic web application VIVO, which will be substantially enhanced to function as an open research analytics platform. Enhancements include support for the network analysis and visualizations from WP3 and the Open Science indicators from WP5.

Key tasks include:

  • Evaluate established data sets (such as Web of Science) as well as emerging ones (such as Dimensions) and open data sets (such as Open Citations). Evaluate the pros and cons of the various data sets and their combination in the analytical context
  • Investigate how supplementary data sets (such as Unpaywall, Publons and DataCite) may complement the classical publication and citation data in order to add new dimensions to the scholarly profile.
  • Convert selected data sets to linked data (RDF) in accordance with best practice ontologies such as the VIVO-ISF ontology and investigate the applicability and utility of taxonomies such as ReAct in this problem space.
  • Build the platform(s) with the maximum reuse of existing high-quality Open Source software and share all code developed within the project as Open Source.

WP Participants

Deputy: Mogens Sandfær, Technical University of Denmark

Karen Sofie Hytteballe Ibanez, Technical University of Denmark

Martin Collin, Technical University of Denmark

Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen, Technical University of Denmark

David Budtz, Aalborg University

Birger Larsen, Aalborg University

Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Aalborg University

Pelle Annfeldt Israelsson, Aalborg University

Marianne Gauffriau, Royal Danish Library

Adrian Price, Royal Danish Library

Jens Ludvigsen, Royal Danish Library

 

WP2 Also Humanities

WP Lead: David Budtz Pedersen

(Professor (MSO), Aalborg University)

The DEFFOPERA “Also humanities” Work Package addresses different dimensions of impact assessment and research analytics in the humanities. With impact becoming the driving force for assessing the relevance and uptake of research in society, the Social Sciences and Humanities are in a unique position to contribute to and shape the concept of impact. This work package explores how the Humanities and Social Sciences can help expand current methodologies and indicators for impact assessment, and shape the future availability of data and metrics. While there are many challenges related to applying indicators from the STEM disciplinesto the SSH field, there is considerable space for re-thinking and experimenting with metrics for publications, citations, co-authorship, co-production as well as other less formalised knowledge dissemination activities.

WP2 is comprised of Pl: David Budtz Pedersen, Co-Pl Birger Larsen, Marianne Lykke, Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Kirsten Krogh Kruuse, Henrik Skadhauge Clausen and Pelle A. Israelsson.

Working with CWTS, Clarivate, Digital Science, Impactstory.

WP Participants

Deputy: Birger Larsen, Aalborg University

Marianne Lykke, Aalborg University

Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Aalborg University

Pelle Annfeldt Israelsson, Aalborg University

Kirsten Krogh Kruuse, Royal Danish Library

Henrik Skadhauge Clausen, Royal Danish Library- Aarhus

 

WP3 Network Analysis & Visualization

WP Lead: Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen

(Information Specialist, Technical University of Denmark)

The DEFF OPERA’s WP on network analysis and visualization (WP3) explores new tools and concepts within the context of open research analytics. The main objective of WP3 is to find the most relevant network analytics and visualizations that may support and complement classical research analytics and facilitate the inclusion of these in analytics platforms like VIVO.

Through experimentation, testing, and evaluating the user experience/usability as well as the technical feasibility of different tools and concepts a prioritized set of innovative analytics and visualizations, well suited for integration in VIVO and/or similar platforms, will be selected.

WP3 takes into account the CWTS VOSviewer and similar tools and draws on the experiences of the TU Delft/CWTS project AIDA: Research Positioning & Trend Identification, as well as it seeks inspiration and feedback from partners from relevant projects also centered on the development of research and innovation indicators. An example of this is the Horizon 2020 project EURITO: EU Relevant,Inclusive, Timely, Trusted, and Open Research Innovation Indicators and the TIB based project ROSI: Reference Implementation for Open Scientometric Indicators.

WP Participants

Deputy: Mette Fjeldhagen, Technical University of Denmark

Karen Sofie Hytteballe Ibanez, Technical University of Denmark

Mogens Sandfær, Technical University of Denmark

Birger Larsen, Aalborg University

Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Aalborg University

Lars Lund Thomsen, Royal Danish Library

Poul Melchiorsen, Aalborg University

Nils Thideman, Aalborg University

 

WP 5 Open Science Support

WP Lead: Birger Larsen

(Professor, Aalborg University)

The DEFF OPERA work package on Open Science Support (WP5) explores Open Science efforts may form part of research analytics, metrics and evaluation. The purpose is to identify and evaluate approaches to document the impact of open science and open data efforts, and to prepare the inclusion of the most promising of these indicators in analytics platforms like VIVO as well to evaluate these approaches.

Through extensive reviews and synthesis of open science manifestos and published experiences from fields with long-standing traditions for open science and opendata WP5 will contribute with practical experience and knowledge building inhandling FAIR principles with respect to research analytics practises in Danish research libraries.

WP5 takes a starting point in Open Science and Open data manifestos and declarations such as the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science and Plan S. With this framework WP5 then investigates experiences from fields that already have experience in handling these (e.g. biodiversity) and prepares promising data and indicators for inclusion in VIVO to be tested with relevant stakeholders. 

WP Participants

Deputy: David Budtz, Aalborg University

Pelle Annfeldt Israelsson, Aalborg University

Mogens Sandfær, Technical University of Denmark

Martin Collin, Technical University of Denmark

Karen Sofie Hytteballe Ibanez, Technical University of Denmark

Karsten Kryger Hansen, Aalborg University

Nils Thideman, Aalborg University

 

WP 6 Conferences and Communication

WP Lead: Poul Melchiorsen
(Specialist, Research Analysis, Aalborg University)

The objective of WP6 is to ensure the sharing and communication of the progress and outcomes of the project, while facilitating that the project stays informed of the development within the wider Danish landscape of research analytics stakeholders. The tasks of WP6 will be based on a communication and dissemination plan. The plan will outline principles to be followed by all WPs in order to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the communication and dissemination activities.

In order to foster the impact of the project activities and developments WP6 depends upon continuous and close dialogue with the project management as well as the WP leaders. Thus, WP6 will engage all WP leaders and key investigators in identifying information and stories to share. WP6 will facilitate communication and dissemination through various means, such as newsletters, websites, email-lists, blogs, videos and social media communication.

In order to raise awareness about the project and its results WP6 will organise workshops, seminars and/or conferences continuously throughout the project lifetime. The target groups for these activities are all project partners, the Danish stakeholders and invited international partners and experts.

WP Participants

Deputy: Nils Thideman, Aalborg University

Karsten Kryger Hansen, Aalborg University

David Budtz, Aalborg University

Marianne Lykke, Aalborg University

Birger Larsen, Aalborg University

Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Aalborg University

Karen Sofie Hytteballe Ibanez, Technical University

Nikoline Dohm Lauridsen, Technical University of Denmark

Jens Ludvigsen, Royal Danish Library