GRO.publications is a modern publication data management system and aims to bundle and increase the visibility of research output and publications produced at the University of Göttingen. It offers researchers an optimal infrastructure and platform for the presentation of their scientific publications.
Publication data are compiled and recorded again and again in different systems and for different purposes. They can be found in FACTScience, on university websites, in individual lists, on ORCID or Research Gate. GRO.publications enables researchers at the University of Göttingen to bring their data together in one place. They can export tailor-made publication lists and embed their publications with up-to-date data into other websites via a link. Ideally, the publication data will also contain links so that researchers can access the full text.
GRO.publications is a component of Göttingen Research Online (GRO). Under this name, various services are set up and operated to support Göttingen researchers. The individual services are coordinated by the eResearch Alliance (eRA). Responsible for the operation of GRO.publications is the Göttingen State and University Library. The Göttingen State and University Library has many years of experience in handling publication data and running various services, so GRO.publications is a suitable addition to the portfolio.
Target Group(s) of GRO.publications
Members of the university:
Members of the university, who are scientifically active, need publication lists in many situations. The maintenance and compilation of these data is a task that often requires a lot of time and resources. GRO.publications offers the possibility to collect this information in one system and output it in various forms. The creation of individual publication lists in different citation styles is possible as well as the integration of the collected data on private or institutional websites. Non-scientific university members are relieved by GRO.publications and receive for their part an information system that provides information about the activities of their scientists.
University and university administration:
GRO.publications supports the Göttingen University with university internal analyses for strategic management and the fulfilment of administrative reporting obligations. The created database enables evaluations that were previously not possible or only possible with considerable effort. GRO.publications gives the Göttingen State and University Library the opportunity to provide references to Göttingen publications and to link them to other library services. Furthermore, the database can be used for bibliometric analyses.
Contents of GRO.publications
The aim is to record the publications that have been produced during the employment of a person at the Göttingen University as completely as possible. In addition, it is also possible to record publications that were published before the person was employed in Göttingen. Publication data of former members of the Göttingen University remain in the university bibliography. Because GRO.publications focuses on Göttingen publications, only publication data with Göttingen affiliation are imported during automated data imports. Data from other university systems (e. g. FACTScience) are - if possible and reasonable - imported and reused by GRO.publications. In addition, data from non-university databases will be imported and enriched if necessary. The export of publication data to other systems is also possible.
GRO.publications benefits from the influence and support of various cooperations and memberships:
- DINI AG Elektronisches Publizieren
Aim of the working group "Elektronisches Publizieren" of the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation e.V. (DINI) is the support and conceptual development of electronic publishing at scientific institutions in Germany. The focus of the working group is, among other things, on infrastructures for electronic publishing in open access such as repositories. The Göttingen State and University Library is a member of the DINI and is active in this working group with its staff.
- DINI AG Forschungsinformationssysteme
The aim of the working group "Forschungsinformationssysteme" at DINI is to develop recommendations for the implementation and operation of research information systems. In addition, the working group networks national activities in the field. The Göttingen State and University Library is a member of DINI and is active in this working group with one member.
- Lyrasis Membership
Lyrasis supports sustainable access to our common academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. Lyrasis also supports the sustainability of services such as DSpace, Fedora and VIVO. The Göttingen State and University Library is member of Lyrasis and is represented in the Board of Trustees by the director Prof. Dr. Horstmann.
- euroCRIS Membership
EuroCRIS is an international, non-profit association that unites experts in the field of research information systems and promotes cooperation and knowledge exchange. They also promote interoperability through the CERIF standard (see below). The Göttingen State and University Library is a member of euroCRIS.
- eResearch Alliance (eRA)
The Göttingen eResearch Alliance is a service of the Göttingen University and is operated by the Göttingen State and University Library and the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen. The service offers researchers support in research data management, the development of data strategies for funding applications, the publication of research results and other topics.
- ORCID Membership
ORCID is a non-profit organization, which is financed by membership fees. It provides an identifier that can be used by scientists to identify their activities so that they can be clearly assigned to the creator of a research achievement. The Göttingen State and University Library is a founding member of the German ORCID consortium.
GRO.publications is based on the repository software DSpace-CRIS, which is an extended module of DSpace. DSpace is an open source project and is supported by the organization Lyrasis. The module is a research information system, which is expandable and supports the CERIF model (Common European Research Information Format). The technical release took place in August 2019.
GRO.publications will be established as a publication data management system at the University of Göttingen and continuously developed and expanded. Some of the further developments planned for the future include the following
- Offer publication lists for organisations, projects and working groups
- Exchange of data with the FACTScience system of the Göttingen University
- Integration of GoeScholar and therefore the provision of full texts via the GRO.publications interface
- Support of research data management through closer cooperation with the eResearch Alliance (eRA)
- More active marketing of ORCID at the Göttingen University to improve the identification of contributors in the publication data