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At 4Science we believe in collaboration and sharing.

We contribute to many open source projects working with their communities to continuously enhance existing solutions and develop new functionalities.

We collaborate at various levels with several international organizations to promote the adoption of open technological standards.

DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data.

DuraSpace-supported open technology projects to provide long-term, durable access to and discovery of digital assets. They put together global, strategic collaborations to sustain DSpace and Fedora, two of the most widely-used repository solutions in the world and VIVO, a semantic web platform that enables research discovery.

4Science is strongly involved in DuraSpace with 2 DSpace Committers, 1 Member of the Steering Committee, several developers in the technical team for the next release of DSpace.

euroCRIS is a not-for-profit association that brings together experts on research information in general and research information systems (CRIS) in particular. The organisation has 300+ members, mainly coming from Europe, but also from some countries outside of Europe.

Its main activities are: the development and curation of the international standard data model for research information, CERIF; and the promotion of cooperation and exchange of expertise between stakeholders in the research information domain.

4Science supports euroCRIS and its mission and has 1 Executive Board Member and 1 Deputy Leader of the CERIF Task Group.

ORCID is a non-profit organization helping create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time.

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

4Science believes in the ORCiD mission and has made all of its solutions integrated with the unique identifier.

COAR is an international association with over 100 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together the repository community and major repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community.

4Science participates in the “Next Generation Repository” Working Group with the aim of defining the solution for the future.

The ANAI (Italian National Archiving Association) promotes analysis to support the cultural activities of archivists and to strengthen, preserve and add value to the archival heritage.

AISA is a non-profit organization that undertakes to advance open access to knowledge.

The mission of AISA is to:

  1. disseminate a culture of Open Science;
  2. publish studies on the implementation of Open Science principles
  3. provide staff training programs to promote Open Science practices in research performing organizations (universities and research centres) which have embraced the OA principles;
  4. engage international cooperation through networking with legal entities involved in the promotion of Open Science;
  5. promote participation in international research projects and grant applications linked to the association’s mission;
  6. raise awareness among decision makers, and in particular Italian and European legislators, to further the promotion of Open Science in research assessment and intellectual property policies.