The purpose of Knowledge Exchange is to develop digital infrastructures and services for the benefit of research and higher education.
The Knowledge Exchange is an international co-operation organization between six national organizations in Europe: CSC, Jisc, SURF, DFG and CNRS. The collaboration was established in 2005.
The area of work for the Knowledge Exchange is Open Science, including Open Access.
DeiC is a Danish member of the Knowledge Exchange and coordinates Danish participants in the organization's activities and projects and disseminates knowledge to Danish universities and other stakeholders.
- The Openness Profile – simply acknowledging scientific contribution
- Preprints – research here and now
Knowledge Exchange strategy and organization
The strategy for 2020 and beyond has three themes:
- Fair data and software supporting reproducibility
- Changing evaluation in the context of Open Scholarship
- Scholarly communication and publication models of the future including plan S principles and implementation
The Knowledge Exchange has affiliated one or more expert groups across Member States. Experts are invited to participate by the partner organizations, which regularly exchange knowledge about the group's focus areas and help to develop best practice and recommendations.
The group also initiates projects, and in this connection publishes, among other things, reports and other material aimed at the public.
Special consultant Anna Mette Morthorst is DeiC's Danish representative in the Knowledge Exchange group.
PID: risk and trust: This project looks at how to run and develop a well-functioning Persistent Identifier (PID) infrastructure. PID is a unique identifier to digital objects, that can support modern research processes and contribute to Open Science and FAIR data management. There are many types of PID’s, DOI’s for publications and datasets or Orcid’s for researchers just to mention a few examples. Planned deliverables are:
- Case studies of the PID infrastructures in the KE countries
- Analysis of risk and trust aspects for PID infrastructures;
- recommendations to stakeholders how to mitigate risk and increase trust towards a well-functioning PID infrastructure
The project is led by Josefine Nordling, CSC and Frank Manista, JISC for Knowledge Exchange. Rene Belsø, DeiC is expert lead.
Read more about PID
- Call for a consultant
- Scoping paper: Risk and trust in pursuit of a well-functioning Persistent Identifier infrastructure for research
- Knowledge Exchange webpage
Openness profile: The project is about improving the evaluation of research and researchers. The Knowledge Exchange wants to create more recognition of contributions to Open Science and has therefore prepared a proposal for a tool called the Openness profile, which can make data management, FAIR data and other Open Science activities visible, and can be included in research evaluations. Lorna E. Wildgaard (The Royal Library) participates as a Danish expert in the project. The project is led by Josefine Nordling (CSC) and Jean-Francois Nominé (CNRS).
Read more about the Openness profile here:
Publishing reproducible research output
The project is about making it easier for researchers to publish reproducible data. In this European project, the Knowledge Exchange explores opportunities to improve social and technical infrastructures in relation to reproducible publishing. Birte Christensen Dalsgaard (Aarhus University) participates as a Danish expert in the project. The project is led by Juliane Kant (DFG) and Anna Mette Morthorst from DeiC.
Read more about Publishing reproducible research output here:
- News article from DeiC
- Connecting the dots between research methods, academic cultures and technical solutions: Three reflections on publishing reproducible research outputs.
- Knowledge Exchange website
Recently completed projects
- Towards a Roadmap for Open Access Monographs
- Accelerating scholarly communication - the transformative role of preprints
- The Economy of Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action
If you want to know more:
If you are interested in knowing more, you are welcome to contact Annamette.Morthorst@deic.dk