SHARE picks developer for notification service

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SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) and the Center for Open Science (COS), a Charlottesville, Virginia–based nonprofit technology start-up, are partnering to build the SHARE Notification Service.

The Notification Service will enable scholars, funders, university research offices, institutional and disciplinary repositories, and the public to identify when a publication, data set, or other research output is available. The open-source service, to be built over the next 18 months, is SHARE’s first project. Its development is being funded by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Notification Service will make use of the Open Science Framework (OSF), COS’s existing, free, open-source platform designed to connect the scholarly workflow.

Andrew Sallans, COS partnerships manager, has participated in SHARE’s Technical Working Group since November 2013. 'We are excited to partner with ARL, AAU, and APLU on this important community effort,' he said. 'This is a great opportunity to collectively build a solution that will serve many stakeholders across the entire research process.'

SHARE is a collaborative initiative of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), created to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research results.