"CiNii Research Pre-version" is released (6 Nov. 2020)
"CiNii Research Pre-version" has been released as the pre-release version of an integrated platform that allows you to search for research resources in a wide range of fields. It has been developed by the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform (RCOS) of the National Institute of Informatics (NII).
The service offers cross-sectional search for "research resources" such as research data published by universities and research institutes on their institutional repositories, data on academic papers, bibliographic information, and information on research projects. It employs informatics methods and integrates internal data using identifiers such as DOIs, creating an environment where users can quickly and seamlessly access various resources.
The "pre-version" released in advance realized "easy access" that allows users to intuitively access to more than 20 million research resources, its main content, from a simple interface. In this service, related research resources are linked together using the unit of search data "entity", making it possible to perform "deep search" that collects research data one after another. The system also searches for research data, which is increasingly made open and utilized in recent years, regardless of the field; therefore, it is expected that it will contribute to the field of data-driven science and interdisciplinary research. We aim to provide a service that can be used by many people, including researchers searching for information on research, librarians handling bibliography and academic information, and persons in charge of institutions conducting academic research.
This service is still under development for production release; thus, it is a preliminary release to test the operations for actual operation. We are planning to add more functions and data and upgrade internal data, and then release it into production after next year.