The Open Science Stakeholder map, is the result of a landscaping study implemented by NI4OS-Europe, which provides insights on the existing Open Science infrastructures, services, policies and stakeholders in NI4OS-Europe partner countries.
The landscaping survey was conducted in autumn 2019. The map data have been collected via direct communication with the organizations that the project partners provided in structured lists, classified into the following categories:
1. Funders and policymakers – FUND: the actors who fund research and, most commonly, shape research-related policies, including:
- Public sector research funders: government’s funding mechanisms supporting national research and innovation strategies and plans;
- Private sector research funders, i.e. individuals or organizations providing financial support for the creation and continuation of research programmes and initiatives;
2. Τhe ones who perform research – CREATE:
- Research performing
- universities and HEIs: public and private sector organizations providing knowledge and education in studies covering all disciplines, from more theoretical to applied and interdisciplinary sciences;
- research institutes / centres: public and private sector organizations producing new knowledge and technologies aimed at improving professionals’ and citizens’ life by providing flexible and innovative solutions to everyday need;
- individuals (in all stages of their career);
- research communities: groups of researchers undertaking research activities in domain-specific disciplines;
- citizen scientists: anyone with direct or indirect participation in citizen science projects/initiatives;
- data and OS enthusiasts: everyone interested in data and open science trends and developments;
3. Τhe ones who perform research – SUPPORT:
- Research infrastructures, i.e. vertical infrastructures, are facilities, resources and services dedicated to domain-specific studies for use by relevant research communities;
- e-Infrastructures, i.e. horizontal infrastructures, are domain-agnostic facilities, resources and services adopted and utilized by a wider range of researchers;
- Service providers;
- Libraries, esp. academic and research libraries;
4. Τhe ones who “consume” research – CONSUME:
- SMEs, i.e. small and medium-sized start-ups and other companies which could benefit from the use of open technologies and open data in creating new products and new technologies;
- Citizens: the public; people who are legally part of countries’ population;
5. OS facilitators (including OS initiatives) – FACILITATE: including international nodes, coordinators and other structures; every beneficiary representing European or national initiatives for OS with an aim to inspire and support OS policies and practices nationally and their alignment with EU.
The collected dataset, which includes information about 979 organizations was further enriched with geographic coordinates and deposited in Zenodo under a free license: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3722929.