Metadata: Connecting Researchers to Research

This presentation was given at the NISO Plus Conference in late February 2022 by the following knowledge experts:

Jamie Carmichael, Senior Director, Information and Content Solutions, Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
Diane Cogan,
 Vice President, Global Sales, Ringgold Ltd
Georgie Field, Associate Publisher, PLOS
Hannah Heckner, Product Strategist, Silverchair
Christopher Kenneally, Sr. Director, Content Marketing & Host, Velocity of Content/Beyond the Book
Steven Vidovic, Manager, University of Southampton

As Team Science and global collaborations expand, the metadata about the research teams, including affiliation, funder, grant, and specific contribution information, will be a critical part of measuring the socioeconomic impact of open research as well as enabling equity and inclusion in research funding. Although standard identifiers such as DOIs, ORCIDs, OpenFunder IDs, and RORs are widely used, the persistent sharing and accuracy of many identifiers related to research output is still subpar compared to the rapid progress being made in global collaboration and the overall evolution of the research ecosystem.

Who is responsible for collecting and validating researcher information? What is the role of publishers or research and submission platforms vs. research institutions or funders? What organizations or activities will drive dramatic improvements to the accuracy and persistence of this data and how? What parts of open access publishing, open science, and DEI will fail when this researcher data is subpar?

This panel will bring together industry leaders to discuss the infrastructure that exists today, what is still needed, and how it can facilitate global collaboration and the measurement of its impact; efficient and cost-effective OA publishing; and improved research assessment, including credit for and measurement of research contributions.

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