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    Binder

    Binder

    Binder is a web tool, that allows you to create custom computing environments that can be shared and used by many remote users. With Binder, you can open those notebooks in an executable environment, making your code immediately reproducible by anyone, anywhere.
    BitBucket

    BitBucket

    BitBucket is a distributed version control system that makes it easy for you to collaborate with your team. The only collaborative Git solution that massively scales. BitBucket also gives you the possibility to hold discussions right in the source code with inline comments.
    Exec&Share

    Exec&Share

    Exec&Share is a novel cloud-based platform that enables scientists to openly share the code and data that underlie their research publications. The code is run on a computer cloud server and the results are immediately displayed to the user.
    GitHub

    GitHub

    GitHub is a Web-based Git version control repository hosting service. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.
    GitLab.com

    GitLab.com

    GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features, using an open source license. You can visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track your progress your way with GitLab’s flexible project management tools.
    Journal Of Open-Source Software

    Journal Of Open-Source Software

    Journal Of Open-Source Software is a developer friendly journal for research software packages, to enable people who create research software to be credited for it. With a formal peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted.
    RunMyCode

    RunMyCode

    RunMyCode is a novel dissemination and collaboration platform for executing published computational results. Enables scientists to openly share the code and data that underlie their research publications. Journals' editors can invite the authors who publish in their journals to share their code and data on RunMyCode.
    Research Compendia

    Research Compendia

    Research Compendia is a project to allow scientists to comprise all relevant narrative, code, and data to make their research truly reproducible. It provides tools for researchers to connect their data, code and computational methods to their published or soon to be published research in an elegant, convenient, and easily citeable form.

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    1000 Functional Connectomes

    1000 Functional Connectomes Project is a neuroimaging database of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data. There you can find the unrestricted public release of 1200+ ‘resting state’ functional MRI (R-fMRI) datasets independently collected at 33 sites. Age, sex and imaging center information are provided for each of the datasets.

    Academic Torrents

    Academic Torrents is a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.
    Arkivum

    Arkivum

    Arkivum is a leading provider of compliance-driven, long-term data safeguarding and usability solutions serving regulated, data intensive markets worldwide. The Arkivum solution brings archived data to life by enabling users to explore the vast, usually untapped value of their archived repository.
    ASLC

    ASLC

    Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASLC) is a free online registry for source codes of interest to astronomers and astrophysicists and lists codes that have been used in research that has appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publications.
    B2Share

    B2Share

    B2Share is a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers, scientific communities and citizen scientists to store and share small-scale research data from diverse contexts. Free upload and registration of stable research data. Data assigned a permanent identifier, data owner defines access policy.
    BioLINCC

    BioLINCC

    BioLINCC is a website, that serves to coordinate searches across data and biospecimen collections and to provide an electronic means for requests for additional information and the submission of requests for collections. Researchers wishing to apply to submit biospecimen collections for sharing with may also use this website to initiate that process.
    Databrary

    Databrary

    Databrary is a digital data library specialized for storing, managing, preserving, analyzing, and sharing video. Data sharing, archiving, and reuse among researchers who study human development. Databrary also provides a set of tools that enable researchers to upload other materials as they are generated.
    DataHub

    DataHub

    DataHub is the fastest way for individuals and teams to find, share and publish high quality data online. You can publish or register datasets, create and manage groups and communities. You can also share and find data, quickly and easily. Built for data scientists and wranglers.
    Data Hub (MIT)

    Data Hub (MIT)

    DataHub is an experimental hosted platform (GitHub-like) for organizing, managing, sharing, collaborating, and making sense of data. It provides an efficient platform and easy to use tools/interfaces for: publishing of your own data (hosting, sharing, collaboration), using other’s data (querying, linking) and making sense of data (analysis, visualization).
    DataOne

    DataOne

    Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. In addition to scientific data, Member Nodes can provide computing resources, or services such as data replication, to the DataONE community.
    DataOne Dash

    DataOne Dash

    DataOne Dash is an open source, community driven project that takes a unique approach to data publication and digital preservation. It is based on an underlying Ruby-on-Rails data publication platform called Stash. Stash encompasses three main functional components: Store, Harvest, and Share.
    Dataverse

    Dataverse

    Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It provides full control over your data. It also offers web visibility, academic credit, and increased citation counts. A personal dataverse is easy to set up, allows you to display your data on your personal website.
    DDA

    DDA

    DDI is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. Documenting data with DDI facilitates understanding, interpretation, and use -- by people, software systems, and computer networks.
    Dryad

    Dryad

    Dryad is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes.
    Figshare

    Figshare

    Figshare is the repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. You can upload files up to 5GB. Any file format and aim to preview all of them in the browser will be accepted.
    GBIF

    GBIF

    Global biodiversity information facility (GBIF) Data is an open-data research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere access to data about all types of life on Earth. Free and open access to biodiversity data.
    GEO

    GEO

    Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) is a public functional genomics data repository supporting MIAME-compliant data submissions. Array- and sequence-based data are accepted. Tools are provided to help users query and download experiments and curated gene expression profiles.
    ICPSR

    ICPSR

    ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations. Maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
    Knowledge network for Biocomplexity

    Knowledge network for Biocomplexity

    The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) is an international repository intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research. Powered by rich, detailed metadata. ata management software is developed in a free and open source manner. The KNB supports Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), so your data sets can be confidently referenced in any publication.
    LabTube

    LabTube

    LabTube is the home of videos for the scientific community, hosting over 6,100 videos ranging from product demonstrations and company overviews, to lectures and interviews. Its global community is made up of over 250,000 researchers and scientific professionals from the life science, drug discovery and analytical arenas.
    Mendeley data

    Mendeley data

    Mendeley data is a secure cloud-based repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access and cite, wherever you are. It will also provide a unique DOI for each version of your dataset. Privately share your unpublished data with the right people to move your research forward. You have full control over who can see and download your research data.
    MLA CORE

    MLA CORE

    MLA CORE is a full-text, interdisciplinary, non-profit social repository designed to increase the impact of work in the Humanities. You can upload your course materials, white papers, conference papers, code, digital projects and send instant notifications about the work you've shared to members. All items uploaded to CORE get a DOI. Anyone can read and download your work for free (no registration required).
    Morphomuseum

    Morphomuseum

    Morphomuseum is a peer reviewed, online journal that publishes 3D models of vertebrates, including models of type specimens, anatomy atlases, reconstruction of deformed or damaged specimens. IT comes along with a free software, ISE-MeshTools, which contains a set of tools for editing, positioning, deforming, labelling, measuring and rendering sets of 3D surfaces.
    Neurovault

    Neurovault

    Neurovault is a public repository of unthresholded statistical maps, parcellations, and atlases of the human brain. Researchers can publicly store and share unthresholded statistical maps, parcellations, and atlases produced by MRI and PET studies.
    Openfmri

    Openfmri

    OpenfMRI is a neuroimaging data sharing platform that provides curated datasets in a way that maximizes their long term availability and reuse. To this end, OpenfMRI has adopted the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) format as its standard format for shared, curated datasets.
    OpenSNP

    OpenSNP

    OpenSNP is an open source website where users can share their genetic information. Allows customers of direct-to-customer genetic tests to publish their test results, find others with similar genetic variations, learn more about their results by getting the latest primary literature on their variations, and help scientists find new associations.
    Pangaea

    Pangaea

    Pangaea is an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. Each dataset can be identified, shared, published and cited by using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI Name).
    Patientslikeme

    Patientslikeme

    PatientsLikeMe is a patient network and real-time research platform. Its digital health learning system uses the most advanced technologies to help you better understand wellness, aging, and disease. As new understanding emerges, you will gain access to tools, information and connections—to people like you—to find a clearer path forward to your own future health.
    re3data

    re3data

    re3data is a registry of research data repositories. Identifying and listing 1,500 research data repositories, making it the largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web. Supports the retrievial of its content via API.
    repositive.io

    repositive.io

    Repositive is a portal for finding genomic data relevant to your work, collaborating on data projects and simplifying access to data. It offers the opportunity to search over 1,000,000 datasets across 50+ data sources. It is efficient and ethical access to genomic data.
    ScienceMedia

    ScienceMedia

    ScienceMedia is a platform for publishing scientific videos. Find videos, posters, presentations and papers of important work in your field of research. You can share your videos in your work and use QR-codes and DOI references in order to give your audience a quick access to your OpenAcess research.
    World Data System

    World Data System

    World Data System is a data archive for geoscience and space science data. Aims to facilitate scientific research by coordinating and supporting trusted scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets.
    Zenodo

    Zenodo

    Zenodo is a research data repository. All research outputs from across all fields of research are welcome. Uploads gets a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to make them easily and uniquely citeable. Your research output is stored safely for the future in the same cloud infrastructure as CERN's own LHC research data.

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    ePosters

    ePosters

    ePosters is an open-access library that allows you to view the latest scientific and medical posters. Presenters are welcome to upload their posters and reach a new global audience. Conference organisers and scientific companies can partner with us to showcase their posters in dedicated galleries.
    Science Open Posters

    Science Open Posters

    ScienceOpen is a professional networking platform for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it. This Collection comprises all posters published in ScienceOpen Posters.

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    SlideShare

    SlideShare

    SlideShare is a Web 2.0–based slide hosting service. You can upload files privately or publicly. Share what you know and love through presentations, infographics, documents and more. Build your knowledge quickly from concise, well-presented content from top experts.
    Slideplayer

    Slideplayer

    SlidePlayer is not only an educational resource, but also a social network where you can share your work with a wide range of users. You can view presentations on any device and embed the player to your website. On the website you can view and download thousands of presentations without registration absolutely free.
    Speakerdeck

    Speakerdeck

    Speakerdeck is the best way to share presentations online. You can simply upload your slides as a PDF, and it’ll turn them into a beautiful online experience. Additionally, you can view them or share them on any website with an embed code.
    SciVee

    SciVee

    SciVee is a browser-based synchronization technology (patent-pending), where your video and a document is synchronized directly on the SciVee site. Authors can create and upload videos quickly, easily and cheaply with minimal help. Public website that is open for users to access and researchers to upload videos of interest.

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    ArXiva

    ArXiva

    ArXiva is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface.
    BioRxiv

    BioRxiv

    BioRxiv is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. Once posted on bioRxiv, articles are citable and therefore cannot be removed. Readers may add public comments to articles on bioRxiv.
    CogPrints

    CogPrints

    CogPrints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of cognitive science, including psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science,as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition. For sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition. Search the repository using a full range of fields.
    Cureus

    Cureus

    Cureus is an innovative, more efficient platform for doctors to publish and share research. It's 100% free and you retain the copyright. What's more, the Cureus platform is designed to provide a place for physicians to build a digital CV anchored with their posters and articles.
    Dissem.in

    Dissem.in

    Dissemin is a web service, which detects papers behind pay-walls and invites their authors to upload them in one click to an open repository. Searches for copies of your papers in a large collection of open repositories and tells you which ones cannot be accessed.
    EngrXiv

    EngrXiv

    EngrXiv is a preprint archive for engineering, run on OSF, dedicated to the dissemination of engineering knowledge quickly and efficiently. Archive is dedicated to the dissemination of engineering knowledge quickly and efficiently.
    Europe Pubmed Central

    Europe Pubmed Central

    Europe Pubmed Central is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. It provides links to relevant records in databases. You can search all the content (abstracts and article full text) in a single search.
    HAL

    HAL

    HAL is an open archive where authors can deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. The deposit is subject of a control, HAL reserves the right to refuse items that do not meet the criteria of the archive. No withdrawals will be made after the on-line posting of the publication. Repository is intended to disseminate research papers of economists who want to make their work freely available through the RePEc network but are not affiliated with any institution that provides that furtherance. Pre-publication gives you the copyright to the pre-print version which you would not obtain without pre-publication.
    MPRA

    MPRA

    MPRA is a repository intended to disseminate research papers of economists who want to make their work freely available through the RePEc network but are not affiliated with any institution that provides that furtherance. Pre-publication gives you the copyright to the pre-print version which you would not obtain without pre-publication.
    Open Science Repository

    Open Science Repository

    Open Science Repository is a project to publish original research papers under open access. Researchers from all fields of science can publish original papers and other scholarly communications. All papers remain open to moderated reviews from readers.
    PeerJ preprints

    PeerJ preprints

    PeerJ preprints is an optional and free preprint server covering biology, life, environmental, and computer sciences that lets you rapidly gain credit and feedback from peers. Submissions today can be approved by Editorial Staff and online in 24 hours.
    PhilSci archive

    PhilSci archive

    PhilSci archive is an archive for preprints in philosophy of science. Its goal is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work. Works posted here can be linked to from across the web and freely viewed without the need for a user account.
    PMC

    PMC

    PMC (PubMed Central) is a free digital repository that archives publicly accessible full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature. There are 4.6 MILLION Articles archived in PMC.
    Preprints.org

    Preprints.org

    Preprints is a platform dedicated to making early versions of research outputs available, including original research articles and reviews. Yu can upload multiple versions of your paper. All preprints receive a digital object identifier (doi) to make them immediately citable. Every mention of your article counts, whether on social media, in news outlets or citations.
    PsyArXiv

    PsyArXiv

    PsyArXiv is a free preprint archive for psychology, run on OSF. Allows scholars to post documents such as working papers, unpublished work, and articles under review (preprints), making them accessible to other researchers and to the public.
    PsychFileDrawer

    PsychFileDrawer

    PsychFileDrawer is the website designed to make it quick and convenient to upload reports but also to require enough detail to make the report credible and responsible. Allows users to upload results of serious replication attempts in all research areas of psychology--whether they succeeded or failed. Site also provides a discussion forum for each posting.
    SocArXiv

    SocArXiv

    SocArXiv is an open preprint archive for social sciences, run on OSF. Provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.
    SSRN

    SSRN

    SSRN is a preprint server devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks. It enables research to be shared as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    viXra

    viXra

    viXra is an alternative archive of e-prints in Science and Mathematics serving the whole scientific community. Any paper will be accepted provided it is intended as a work of science or mathematics. Authors retain their copyright and may submit the same work to a journal and other repositories. Any submission can also be updated or withdrawn by the author(s) at any time.





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Altmetrics are provided by platforms, called Altmetrics providers/aggregators. Here we present a categorisation of these providers to better understand how Altmetrics are generated.

 

Altmetrics providers collect data from different sources and offer services that go beyond optimization of individual scholarly visibility and very often influence the channels for dissemination in Altmetrics . Altmetrics providers provide an application programmable interface (API) through which data collected by the platform can be publicly accessed. Data collection strategies among the Altmetrics aggregators differ. While some of the Altmetrics aggregators collect their own data, others reuse previously collected data. Therefore, we can divide them into primary, secondary, and tertiary aggregators

The main Altmetrics providers: 

 

  • ALM

    ALM

    Article Level Metrics (ALM) emerged from an initiative of the PLoS to provide an alternative category for the classification of articles as citable or non-citable items. Launched in 2009, ALM now provides different impact and performance indicators, collecting data of different sources: views, saves, discussions, recommendations, and citations. PLoS collected data are accessible through APIs and widgets for free download. However, these measures and data are restricted to those articles published in PLoS.

    Altmetric.com

    Altmetric.com

    Altmetric.com has been set up in 2011 as a commercial enterprise providing social media outreach for individual researchers and publishers. Its goal is to provide its customers information about the attention a single article receives. Altmetric.com has established a composite indicator that combines different sources of data (news, videos, policy documents, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest), resulting in a single indicator visualized by different colours which is often termed ‘altmetric donut’. The altmetric donut aims to inform about both ‘the quantity and quality of attention received by each item, applying some kind of control for gaming’.

  • Impact story

    Impact story

    Impact story launched in 2011 under the label ‘Total Impact’ is a non-profit organization emerged from a hackathon. Impact story now is an open source, web based tool that aims at providing individual scientists with instruments to ‘sell their science’. The goal of its founding fathers J. Priem and H. Piwowar, who also revolutionized the community with their terminologies and concepts, is to change the reputation structures of science by widening the scope of scientific products. Impact story provides its users 5 categories for social outreach: cited, saved, discussed, viewed, and recommended. Since 2014, Impactstory is paid service.

    Plum Analytics

    Plum Analytics

    Plum Analytics was launched in the same year (2011) as a ‘for profit start up’ and has been set up to provide new scholarly measures. Data and measures are collected at the group level of organizations such as departments, museums, and labs. PlumAnalytics uses data of PloS ALM and is hence regarded to be a ‘secondary aggregator’. Since 2014, PlumAnalytics is part of EBSCO Information Services, a large provider of scientific information in the net. Similar to Impact Story and ALM, PlumAnalytics covers four categories of data: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations.

    Kudos

    Kudos

    Kudos is a web-based service that helps researchers increase the visibility and impact of their publications since 2013. It aggregates all the most relevant metrics in one place, and maps outreach activities against those metrics. It provides a number of publication views, full-text downloads on publisher site, share referrals and Kudos views (i.e. the total number of visits to your publication page on the Kudos site). Kudos is free for individual researchers.

    Webometric Analyst

    Webometric Analyst

    Webometric Analyst is free software designed to conduct automatic web analyses of various types for social science research purposes. It gathers data from the web from different sources and processes it in many ways. One of its sources is a commercial search engine: it can submit thousands of queries per day and save the results or process them. It can create network diagrams of collections of web sites, estimate the online impact of collections of web sites or ideas, and retrieve information on a large scale about blogs and YouTube videos.

  • Snowball Metrics

    Snowball Metrics

    Snowball Metrics is an academia-industry collaboration. The universities involved are following the recommendations outlined by the sector in the 2010 report on research information management, and collaborating with an industry supplier of research information, Elsevier, to ensure that the methodologies are technically feasible before they are shared with the sector.

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Dora the Brave

Authors

Bernd Pulverer

Short Description

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) points out that using the Journal Impact Factor as a proxy measure for the value or quality of specific research and individual scientists leads to biased research assessment. How can we resist misusing metrics?

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