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Ricgraph can answer questions like:

  • Which researcher has contributed to which publication, dataset, software package, project, etc.?
  • Given e.g. a dataset, software package, or project, who has contributed to it?
  • What identifiers does a researcher have (e.g. ORCID, ISNI, organization employee ID, email address)?
  • What skills does a researcher have?
  • Show a network of researchers who have worked together?
  • Which organizations have worked together?

Also, more elaborate information can be found using Ricgraph and Ricgraph Explorer, the exploration tool for Ricgraph:

  • You can find information about persons or their results in a (sub-)organization (unit, department, faculty, university). For example, you can find out what data sets or software are produced in your faculty. Or the skills of all persons in your department. Of course this is only possible in case you have harvested them.
  • You can find out with whom a person shares research output types. For example, you can find out with whom someone shares software or data sets.
  • You can get tables showing how you can enrich a source system based on other systems you have harvested. For example, suppose you have harvested both the Research Information System Pure and OpenAlex, using this feature you can find out which publications in OpenAlex are not in Pure. You might want to add those to Pure.
  • You can get a table that shows the overlap in harvests from different source systems. For example, after a query to show all ORCID nodes, the table summarizes the number of ORCID nodes which were only found in one source, and which were found in multiple sources. Another table gives a detailed overview how many nodes originate from which different source systems. Then, you can drill down by clicking on a number in one of these two tables to find the nodes corresponding to that number.

With Ricgraph, you can get metadata from objects from any source system you’d like. You run the harvest script for that system, and data will be imported in Ricgraph and will be combined automatically with data which is already there. Ricgraph provides harvest scripts for the systems mentioned above. Scripts for other sources can be written easily.

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You might want to continue reading at Read more, or to Get Ricgraph.