January 23, 2022

New Feature: OSTI’s Database of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Funded Research Results Adds Related Links From Multiple Data Sources to Increase Discovery

From the Office of Science and Technical Information (OSTI)/U.S. Dept. of Energy:

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded research results discoverable in OSTI.GOV now include links to related research objects, such as journal articles and datasets.  OSTI.GOV is using information from Scholix, a data and literature interoperability initiative of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the World Data System (WDS), and patent references from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to increase the visibility, discovery, and retrieval of related knowledge.

To display related research objects, OSTI.GOV has added an “Other Related Research” tab to individual record pages.  This tab provides the linked research resources under “Related Works”, as well as “Similar Records” that are available in OSTI.GOV.  The related works are organized and can be filtered by resource type (journal article, dataset, figure, patent, etc.).  The precise relationship type between the original record and the related work, such as “Is Supplement To” or “Documents”, is also provided for additional context.  The related works are accessible to users via digital object identifiers (DOIs). Users can easily find journal articles, datasets, and other resource types associated with the original OSTI.GOV record, thereby facilitating the validation of research results, supporting research reproducibility, and increasing the pace of scientific discovery.

Reference information from USPTO and Scholix has also been added to OSTI.GOV and is available on individual record pages on the “References” tab.  References are organized and can be filtered by resource types and are accessible via DOIs or URLs.  Users can search within references for words or phrases and then sort by title or date.  These new OSTI.GOV features help demonstrate the many interrelationships that exist between research objects and contribute to a modern environment of linked research results and more open science.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.