EIFL cooperates with CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base | EIFL
"EIFL and CHAIN-REDS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the adoption of consolidated standards in the e-Infrastructures for Research and Education, with the ultimate aim of widening the opportunities of data sharing across different e-Infrastructures in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. CHAIN-REDS is a FP7 project co-funded by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) aiming at promoting and supporting technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to define a path towards a global e-Infrastructure ecosystem that will allow Virtual Research Communities, research groups and even single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e. computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications). EIFL will encourage integration of open access repositories in EIFL partner countries into the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base, using the OAI-PMH standard and the Dublin Core metadata schema. CHAIN-REDS is also building a semantic search service on top of publication and data repositories – the CHAIN-REDS Semantic Search Engine that will search across the thousands of semantically enriched open access document and data repositories included in the CHAIN Knowledge Base. In June 2013 in the context of the collaboration between CHAIN-REDS and LA Referencia on data infrastructures, all open access repositories from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela that are included in LA Referencia have been harvested using an OAI-PMH standard end-point and integrated in the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base. In order to browse them you can follow this link and write LA Referencia in the Search window. The documents of LA Referencia will also be soon searchable by the CHAIN-REDS Semantic Search Engine. This will make Latin American researchers and their scientific products more visible and semantically correlated with those of the other regions of the world. We hope to achieve similar results in Asia, Africa and Europe.