TIB launches ORKG Curation Grant Competition

Scientists and researchers needed for regular contributions to the ORKG – Applications can be submitted until 31 May 2021

Scholarly work is mainly communicated through publications, in the form of unstructured texts. Considering the continuously increasing number of publications, researchers are finding it increasingly difficult to stay current with the literature that is relevant to them. The Open Research Knowledge Graph aims to address this problem by describing scholarly work in a structured manner, making the actual contents and not only the bibliographic metadata of the papers human-readable as well as machine-actionable and FAIR (i.e., findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).

The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology invites applications for Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG) Curation Grants, to which researchers (advanced PhD students welcome) from various fields can apply. Successful applicants will make regular contributions to the ORKG in their research field, for which they will be personally compensated with 400 EUR per month. Grants initially run for six months, with the possibility of extension, and require you to invest approximately one day per week contributing to the ORKG. We expect you to add key research questions and corresponding research contributions in your research field to the ORKG. You will be part of a joint effort to contribute to one of the biggest challenges in research―better organizing the contents of scholarly publications, and you will gain visibility and reputation in your research field.

Applications can be submitted until 31 May 2021.