OPERAS is the European research infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to address the needs of European researchers in the field of SSH.
The OPERAS-P projects started in July 2019, aiming to support OPERAS to develop the research infrastructure in view of achieving scientific, technical and community maturity. One of the key tasks is to produce the necessary documentation defining OPERAS’ strategy and implementation to support the ESFRI application. EGI closely supports this SSH community and participates in OPERAS-P project, with the following activities: support of ESFRI application; integration of OPERAS’s services in the EOSC portal, and leading the user authentication implementation task.
Gladly, EGI is also involved in a second OPERAS project, TRIPLE (Targeting Researchers through Innovative Practices and Linked Exploration), aiming at designing and developing the European discovery platform dedicated to social sciences and humanities resources, providing SSH researchers a single point of access for easily finding data, publications, profiles and projects related to the SSH domain, all in at least 9 languages. This H2020 project started in October 2019, will last for 42 months and counts 19 partners from 13 countries. TRIPLE will become one of the core services of OPERAS, and serves as a complement to OPERAS-P development.
Reviewing EGI’s engagement activities with OPERAS in the first project year, the achievements include: