OPERAS is currently in its preparation phase, developing a catalog of different scholarly communication services at European level, addressing the specific needs of the research community identified in the previous Horizon 2020 EU OPERAS projects OPERAS-D and HIRMEOS.
Despite their diversity, OPERAS’ services are designed according to the same pattern that originates in its overall mission of federation: they pool, aggregate, or federate existing resources from across Europe to deliver to European researchers a single access point from where they can benefit from the full range of the resources rather than being limited to the local ones. With the development of its services, OPERAS will build a transnational access to scholarly communication resources available to researchers across the European Research Area and integrate its service into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) marketplace as soon as they are ready.
To understand better the OPERAS’ services portfolio, we defined serveral categories for the services:
Quality Assurance Services
Research for Society Services
Other services, such as a platform to support translation, a single access point to book reviews, a support service to publishing tools users, or a federated annotation service, are under consideration. OPERAS’ catalog of services is designed to be evolutive and complemented in the future by new services that will be identified by the research community as essential to them, validated by the OPERAS Core Group, operated by one of OPERAS’ members, and funded for development and operation by OPERAS’ funding stakeholders.
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