OpenResearch: A crowdsourcing platform to provide information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc.

This semantic wiki at OpenResearch aims at making the world of science more visible and accessible. Information about scientific events, research projects, publishers, journals etc. is scattered around on the Web. For researchers (especially young ones without decades of experience) it is often difficult to find the relevant venues, people or tools. Also research is increasingly dynamic and multi-disciplinary, so the boundaries between communities blur and new research directions emerge. With this semantic Wiki, we aim to make information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc. more accessible. OpenResearch is not restricted to any field of science.

Besides conducting their actual research, scholars often need to search for matching, high-profile scientific events to publish their research results, for projects relevant to their research, for potential partners and related research schools, for funding possibilities that support their particular research agenda, or for available tools supporting their research methodology. For lack of better support, they rely a lot on individual experience and informal community wisdom, they do simple Web or mailing list searches and are stuck with simplistic rankings such as calls for papers sorted by deadline. To better support researchers, we propose http://OpenResearch.org, a crowd-sourced collection of structured information related to research. You can think of OpenResearch being yellow pages, event calendar, news wire, project directory of science all together. Everybody can easily participate and all information is freely available (also for download and republication).

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