AGORA has added SHARE to its database. SHARE is a collection of open-access data and enriches AGORA with data from 125 additional data providers.
SHARE is one of six databases on AGORA that are freely accessible and that do not require authentication.
The SHARE initiative was founded in 2013 and it is a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS). The initiative is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
SHARE develops services to support free sharing of information about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. It aims to increase innovation and enhance research impact through free and open available research in all areas.
The initiative addresses individuals and groups who work in a scholarly environment. SHARE takes over the gathering, cleaning, linking and enhancing of metadata from all kinds of research activities and outputs like i.e. data management plans, grant proposals, presentations, journal articles or research data.
Most data providers from SHARE are from North America however the initiative is open for international researchers and wants to support international interoperability. SHARE is looking for opportunities to strengthen international scholarly collaboration.
AGORA users are invited to check out and use the SHARE data set through the AGORA collection of databases.