The Notify Project
Open Scholar participates in the Notify project, led by COAR and funded by the Arcadia Foundation, to develop a standard, interoperable, and decentralised approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services.
Currently, institutional and disciplinary repositories mostly function as isolated archives of scholarly resources. The vision of a decentralised network of open access digital archives to host and distribute the global knowledge commons requires the development and adoption of a standard protocol that will enable interactions across diverse repositories and external service providers (e.g., overlay journals, peer communities, etc).
On January 28, 2021, COAR launched the The Notify Project. The aim of the project is to develop and accelerate community adoption of a standard, interoperable, and decentralised approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services, using linked data notifications.
In its annual meeting held in Madrid on May 18, 2022, COAR announced that it was awarded a US$4 million grant from the Arcadia Foundation to continue the development of Notify and to advocate its adoption by repositories and external platforms designed to add value to research content.
The Notify Project builds on years of previous work undertaken by Open Scholar (Open Peer Review Module, Next Generation Repositories, Psicológica Journal) and brings together a number of important organisations and communities (e.g., Spanish National Research Council, Harvard Library, Humanities Commons, Peer Community In).