THOR is a 30 month project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It will establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle. This will create a wealth of open resources and foster a sustainable international e-infrastructure. The result will be reduced duplication, economies of scale, richer research services, and opportunities for innovation.
THOR follows on from the successful ODIN (ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network) project. The project has four concrete aims:
- Establishing interoperability
- Integrating services
- Building capacity
- Achieving sustainability
The project will meet these aims by defining relations between contributors, research artefacts (including data), and organizations. We will incorporate these relationships into the ORCID and DataCite systems. We will also expand existing linkages between different types of identifiers and versions of artefacts to improve interoperability across platforms and integrate ORCID iDs into production systems for article and data submission services in pilot communities and beyond.