Research Object for Scholarly Communication Community Group

Publié le 2 mai 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

Research investigations are increasingly collaborative and require ‘‘borrowing strength’’ from the outputs of other research. Conventional digital publications are becoming less sufficient for the scientists to access, share, communicate, and enable the reuse of scientific outputs. The need to have a community-wide container data model to encapsulate the actual research data and methods with all the contextual information essential for interpreting and reusing them is becoming more and more imperative, for the science, publisher, as well as digital library communities.


Research Object for Scholarly Communication (ROSC) Community Group Charter


The primary goal of the Community Group is to provide a platform for scholars, librarians, publishers, archivists and policy makers to exchange requirements and expectations for supporting a new form of scholarly communication, i.e. making the actual research assets available as first-class objects to enable better reuse and reproduce of research results and knowledge. These research assets, including data used and generated in an investigation, methods used for producing the data, as well as people and organisations involved in the study, are what we call Research Objects.

It is within the scope of the Community Group to articulate these requirements, gather use cases, survey related work, and analyse and propose various best practices and guidance towards establishing community-wide practice of facilitating the publishing and sharing of the so-called research objects. This Community Group does NOT intend to produce a new specification to achieve the above goals, but may collaborate on forming requirements for other related specifications and vocabularies produced within or outside W3C groups.