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Elsevier's Mendeley Data assumes a leadership role in NIH's GREI

Elsevier's Mendeley Data assumes a leadership role in NIH's GREI

April 2024

NISO Member News

New York, NY | April 3, 2022

Elsevier, a global leader in research information and analytics, announced today its pivotal role through Mendeley Data as a co-chair in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI). This leadership engagement underscores Elsevier’s unwavering commitment to advancing research data sharing and discovery as essential elements of open science and fostering collaboration across the research community.

The Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI), an initiative of the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy now entering its third year, is a coopetition model strategic partnership of seven generalist repositories coordinated by the NIH. GREI serves as a critical hub for advancing research data sharing, accessibility, and transparency by bringing together interested parties from research and libraries, institutions, and repositories. Through collaborative efforts, GREI aims to enhance the discoverability and usability of shared scientific data across disciplines.

As a participating repository, Mendeley Data has already made significant headway in enhancing its platform to meet and exceed the desirable characteristics of a generalist repository and has co-chaired and participated in numerous sub-committees and task groups including but not limited to: Community Engagement Planning, the Metadata and Search Sub-Committee, and the ROR Implementation Recommendations Task Force.

Saad Khan,Vice President of Digital Commons at Elsevier, stated, "We extend our sincere appreciation to the Year 2 Co-Chairs, John Chodacki of the California Digital Library and Ana Van Gulick of Figshare, for their invaluable contributions."

Stepping into this vital joint leadership role are the Year 3 Co-Chairs:

● Traci Snowden, PI/Project Leader, The Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) (Project Number 3OT2DB000002-01S3(opens in new tab/window), awarded to Elsevier, Inc.), and Product Manager, Mendeley Data and Digital Commons Research Data Management, Elsevier

● Sonia Barbosa, The Harvard Dataverse repository: A generalist repository integrated with a Data Commons (Project Number 3OT2DB000004-01S3(opens in new tab/window), awarded to Harvard University), and Associate Director of Dataverse Support, Data Curation, and the Murray Archive, Harvard University

● Kristi Holmes, PI/Project Leader, Zenodo and the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) (Project Number 3OT2DB000013-01S1(opens in new tab/window)), awarded to Northwestern University at Chicago, and Associate Dean for Knowledge Management and Strategy, Director of Galter Health Sciences Library, and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University and Zenodo

Together, they form a dynamic leadership team that will continue to foster collaboration, innovation, and progress within GREI and amongst its critical and ever-expanding partners.

The GREI Co-Chairs play a pivotal role in shaping the initiative’s trajectory in partnership with the NIH, ensuring that repositories remain dynamic, inclusive, and responsive to the evolving needs of funders, researchers, and institutions worldwide. Their responsibilities include:

● Coordination: Providing strategic guidance and governance for the entire Coopetition Working Group (CWG), the formal decision-making body within GREI.

● Workplan Implementation: Facilitating the implementation of the yearly GREI CWG plans, incorporating ongoing input from CWG members.

● Meeting Facilitation: Organizing and leading monthly CWG meetings and the annual in-person gathering.

Theo Pillay, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Academic Information Systems at Elsevier, stated,” Elsevier is pleased to continue our participation in the GREI through Mendeley Data. Our ongoing participation reflects our commitment to open science, where collaboration, transparency, and inclusivity drive progress. Transparent research practices, including open research data sharing, underpin reproducibility and are integral to maintaining trust in science. By actively partnering with the research community, Elsevier aims to empower an open science world, accelerating scientific discovery and societal impact.”

For more information about Elsevier’s open science initiatives, please visit Elsevier Open Science.

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About Mendeley Data

Mendeley Data is Elsevier’s free, generalist repository for researchers and librarians to share and store research datasets, make research data citable, and discover shared research data in support of reuse and reproducibility. Mendeley Data—along with the institutional data repository Digital Commons Data, Data Monitor, Interfolio and Pure—comprises Elsevier's portfolio of Research Data Management (RDM) solutions that support librarians, researchers, and institutions to more easily navigate the full research data lifecycle, from planning and collection to storage and analysis, and publication to archival or disposal.

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.