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Openness Profile: mobilizing PIDs to increase visibility of open scholarship

Tatum, Clifford; McCafferty, Siobhann; Brown, Josh

Implementation of open scholarship is increasingly confronted by a misalignment between contemporary research evaluation protocols and the expectations of new research policies that privilege broad opening of all stages of research. In this presentation we introduce the openness profile concept[1], a bottom-up approach that draws on PID infrastructure to make visible a diverse range of contributions to openness. More concretely, the openness profile is conceived as a collection of documented contributions with a DOI (or a collection DOI’s with a RAiD[2]), which is linked to the contributor’s ORCID iD[3]. By intervening at the level of infrastructure, the openness profile is situated to provide resources that are useful to those presently contributing to open scholarship while also being available for and adaptable to future changes enacted by top-down research policy initiatives. The main content of this presentation is concerned with sketching out the details of a pilot program.

[1] the Openness Profile is presently under development by the Knowledge Exchange working group on Open Scholarship and Research Evaluation:

[2] Research Activity identifier (RAiD):

[3] Open Researcher and Creator Identifier (ORCID):

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