OPERAS Design Study
The following report, OPERAS Design Study, has been composed thanks to the OPERAS-D project, in its first stage. The report joins four studies that explore the landscape of OPERAS’ field of activity, establish the technical mapping of the OPERAS Consortium, survey users’ needs regarding scientific communication and academic publishing, and finally look ahead to the development of the governance structure and business model of the future infrastructure within the ESFRI framework.
One word can synthesize what these studies and reports tell us about OPERAS’ field of work: fragmentation. Hence, the OPERAS vision and mission, which arises naturally from this finding: integration.