THe Onion Router vs Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research. Despite of the terrible confusing acronyms used in EU projects, I do sympathise with the important initiative linking the world’s body of scientific artifacts.
My current THOR-like activities involve Research Data Management training for PhD’s at TU Delft and University of Twente, where I tell them about using ORCID and connecting their research artifacts; data and publications using DOI’s.
Also I do have high hopes the data and publication repositories in the Netherlands will incorporate ORCID, if the Dutch universities get to sync their DAI’s to ISNI’s and the ISNI’s to ORCID’s.
THOR builds on the lessons and recommendations from the ODIN (ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network) project, and will:
Leverage two community-driven global PID initiatives for contributors (ORCID) and scientific artefacts (DataCite) to build tools to serve the evolving needs of the research community.
Deliver PID-based services to submit, identify, attribute, and cite artefacts, starting with four disciplinary communities: Biological and Medical sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences and the Humanities
Create PID integration and interoperability solutions for research institutions, libraries, data centres, publishers, and research funders
Enhance the expertise of the European research community by running an intensive training programme, and creating a knowledge base for practitioners integrating PIDs into research information systems.