This project will develop an approach and mechanism to address the construction and propagation of linked data in the context of research and academic endeavour. The proposed work will build experiments in previous projects (Claddier, StoreLink) to develop a peer-to-peer protocol to underpin the construction of a web of linked data. This set of semantically annotated links between data resources forms a graph of citation and provenance and the project will build value added services to exploit these features. The project will address the following specific objectives: * To specify and implement the Intercom Protocol so that it can communicate a range of types of semantic links between resources via a secure communication mechanism. * To develop a practical working scenario involving data repositories, publication repositories, open science notebooks and publishers. * To develop aggregation techniques supporting added value services in search and impact analysis. * To evaluate of the approach with the identified stakeholders groups.
SciCrunch is a data sharing and display platform. Anyone can create a custom portal where they can select searchable subsets of hundreds of data sources, brand their web pages and create their community. SciCrunch will push data updates automatically to all portals on a weekly basis. User communities can also add their own data to scicrunch, however this is not currently a free service.