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THOR – Technical and Human Infrastructure for Open Research

Objective

Five years ago, a global infrastructure to uniquely attribute to researchers their scientific artefacts (articles, data, software…) appeared technically and socially infeasible. Since then, DataCite has minted over 3.5m unique identifiers for data. ORCID has deployed an open solution for identification of contributors with over 850,000 registrants in less than 2 years.

THOR will leverage these emerging global infrastructures to support the H2020 goal to make every researcher ‘digital’ and increase creativity and efficiency of research, while bridging the R&D divide between developed and less-developed regions. We will establish interoperability between existing resources, linking digital identifiers across platforms and propagating attribution information.

We will integrate PID services across the research lifecycle and data publishing workflows in four advanced research communities, and then roll-out core services and service building blocks for the wider community. These open resources will foster an open and sustainable e-infrastructure across stakeholders to avoid duplications, give economies of scale, richness of services and the ability to respond rapidly to opportunities for innovation.

THOR is not just relevant to the EINFRA-7-1024 Call, but will become a pervasive element of the EINFRA family of e-Infrastructure resources over the next 3 years. It will allow data-management and curation services to exploit knowledge of data location and attribution; provide robust and persistent mechanism for linking literature and data; enable search and resolving services and generate incentives for Open Science; deliver provenance and attribution mechanisms to underpin data exchange; and provide minting and resolving services for data citation workflows.

Its impact will enable third-party services, no-profit and commercial, to leverage the scholarly record.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EINFRA-2014-2

Coordinator

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
Net EU contribution
€ 556 000,00
Address
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 000,00

Participants (9)

MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 854 500,00
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DATACITE-INTERNATIONAL DATA CITATION INITIATIVE EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 441 000,00
Address
Welfengarten 1 B Technische Informationsbibliothek
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
"Airport Drive 104 Suite 2200 Cb #1350"
27599 Chapel Hill

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 587 000,00
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELSEVIER BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Radarweg 29
1043NX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORCID EU
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 739 875,00
Address
Rue Dupre 15
1090 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 277 875,00
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00