EWI FRIS – UGent Library

Giving information about publications back to researchers, and inspire them for their future career.

Short description

EWI – FRIS and Ghent University Library Boekentoren want to leverage the current available metadata from the research publications. We want to explore that metadata, combined and/or enriched with other data sources that are delivering added value to researchers. We will use this to motivate and inspire researchers to keep sharing their publications in a durable, qualitative and sustainable way.


Project template: https://cloud.openknowledge.be/s/LjxNdNiKneWLoLi

Your partner will give you a nice introduction as well on the first partner meeting!

The data

Open data

EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) According to the European Commission, "EOSC is an environment for hosting and processing research data to support EU science."

  • EOSC Marketplace API Documentation (Log in to access your authentication token.)

  • OpenAPI Specification is available here.

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) OpenAIRE is a socio-technical infrastructure for scholarly communication and Open Science.

  • OpenAIRE API Documentation

  • OpenAIRE HTTP API: the APIs are free-to-use (no sign-up needed) by any third-party service. (Up to 7200 requests per hour, but soon to decrease.)

OpenCitations OpenCitations is an independent infrastructure organization for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data.

  • COCI is the first open DOI-to-DOI citations index. It contains almost 450 million citation links coming from both the ‘Open’ and the ‘Limited’ sets of Crossref reference data.

Lens, SCHOLIX, SciHub, Unpaywall, ORKG, S2ORC, OpenSyllabus, ...

Examples of dashboards


Who's talking about your research?

Thousands of conversations about scholarly content happen online every day. Altmetric tracks a range of sources to capture and collate this activity, helping you to monitor and report on the attention surrounding the work you care about.

Example exploration University of Ghent: https://www.altmetric.com/explorer/highlights

Example exploration of Patrick Hochstenbach https://www.altmetric.com/explorer/highlights?author_id%5B%5D=ghent%3Aperson%3A801001101817


Discover scientific knowledge and stay connected to the world of science.

"With 135+ million publication pages, 20+ million researchers and 1+ million questions, this is where everyone can access science."

Example exploration University of Ghent: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Ghent_University

Example exploration of Patrick Hochstenbach https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patrick-Hochstenbach



Discord Channel


File storage

For collaboration & storing files. Add the root folder to your drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Hir5t1JoNtt2zFjNLWO9PzF6zjGBnhCW?usp=sharing




Miet Claes


Pieterjan Dendauw


Fien Goeman Chanel Frederix Lyka Cabatay Ava (Beatrice) Postelnicu Alba Lopez Gonzalez Raman Talwar


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