Five facts about Research Data Management from Elsevier
Open science can benefit research and society and drive research performance. Did you know Elsevier publishes open access, as well as having an active involvement in Research Data Management (RDM)?
Here are five things you need to know.
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Fact 1: Elsevier’s Mendeley Data platform supports the entire lifecycle of research data
The 5 modules that make up Mendeley Data are specifically designed to utilize data to its fullest potential, simplifying and enhancing current way of working.Read more
Increasingly, researchers are challenged to increase collaboration, improve the quantity and quality of output and ensure institutional compliance with funder mandates.
The Mendeley Data platform was developed with institutional partners as a complete solution for managing and sharing research data.
It is a modular, cloud-based platform to manage the entire lifecycle of research data
Mendeley Data helps your researchers to:
- Discover relevant research data
- Comply with funders' mandates
- Prevent re-work
- Save time searching, collecting and sharing data
- Improve the impact of research and increase data reuse
In turn, Mendeley Data enables your institution to:
- Provide transparency into the research lifecycle
- Help researchers save time, increase collaboration and manage resources effectively
- Increase the exposure of research and showcase research outputs
- Keep track of where data is stored and shared both within and outside an institution
Fact 2: Researchers own and control data, Elsevier does not
Mendeley Data allows researchers to keep data private, or publish it under one of 16 open data licenses.
We know how important it is for your researchers to protect their data. That’s why our cloud hosting environment provides Mendeley Data with industry-standard security certifications, while also integrating seamlessly with local storage infrastructure.
This means that:
- Open data will stay open
- Private data will stay private and secure
- Research data is enhanced, enriched and managed
Mendeley Data holds 16 open data licenses:
- CC BY 4.0
- CC0 1.0
- CC BY 4.0
- CC BY NC 3.0
- BSD 3-clause
- BSD 2-clause
- CERN OHL
- TAPR OHL
Fact 3: Mendeley Data is an open system
It’s a flexible platform – modules are designed to be used together, as standalones, or combined with other RDM solutions.Read more
Mendeley Data's principle for open data closely follows Elsevier’s vision for the information system supporting research, with its emphasis on putting users in control, interoperability and use of multiple sources. Through open APIs the platform integrates with other RDM tools and is part of the Elsevier ecosystem of research intelligence solutions, helping your institution to maximize its investment value.
- Researchers can sync their datasets using Elsevier’s research administration system Pure. Later this year, we’re also planning to include projects, grants and equipment syncing
- Mendeley Data is an integral part of the Mendeley ecosystem, with access granted via a single login
Mendeley Data integrates with other RDM tools via open APIs:
- DANS provides long-term preservation of published datasets
- OpenAIRE indexes Mendeley Data Repository
- Mendeley Data Repository links articles using the Scholix framework
- DataCite provides a mint DOIs for Mendeley Data Repository, and datasets and metadata are indexed in Data Search
- Data Search indexes 35+ repositories including; Zenodo, DRYAD, PANGAEA and ICPSR
Fact 4: Mendeley Data can increase the exposure and impact of research
Mendeley Data search indexes over 10 million datasets from more than 35 repositories.Read more
Unlike other data search engines that only index metadata, Mendeley Data’s powerful Data Search engine deeply indexes data from a growing list of more than 35 repositories, including Zenodo, DRYAD, PANGAEA and ICPSR. This makes it easier for your researchers to accurately find relevant data and increase the number of citations their work receives.
Mendeley Data enables institutions to index their datasets and is integrated with Scopus, meaning that researchers can discover publications and datasets in one place.
Fact 5: Elsevier is an active participant in the open data community
Elsevier partners with the open data community, and is currently working on more than 20 projects globally.Read more
Sharing and using research data can increase the impact, validity, reproducibility, efficiency and transparency of research.
Elsevier contributes to the research data community in many ways, including:
- Feeding the OpenAire Scholexplorer database with more than 290,000 data-article links from ScienceDirect
- Exposing the OpenAire Scholix links next to articles from all publishers and repositories via Scopus
- Helping to write the Force11 Data Citation Principles
- Collaborating with DANS on the preservation of open data
- Partnering with the Opedas GOFAIR implementation network to help people render their data and associated FAIR services
- Working with the US National Institute of Health (NIH) on DataCommons, developing and testing a cloud-based platform where investigators can store, share, access and interact with digital objects
- Collaborating with CWTS and the European Commission to develop the OpenScience Monitor
- Being an active member of the MakeDataCount working group for Research Data Alliance (RDA)
- Co-chairing the DataFitness for Use working group for RDA
- Seeking partners to define a common open source ELN data-exchange standard
- Co-chairing the Scholix working group for World Data System (WDS) and RDA
- EuroCRIS Open Cerif standard development to include data into current research information systems (CRIS)
- Working with Belmont Forum to streamline data sharing between publishers and funding bodies
- Helping run the RDA Business Models and Data Discovery Groups