At the heart of the project is the development of the GOTRIPLE platform, an innovative multilingual and multicultural discovery solution for the social sciences and humanities. It will be one of the dedicated services of OPERAS, the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area.

A first prototype of GOTRIPLE is planned to be released in autumn 2021. 

Based on the Isidore search engine developed by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the GOTRIPLE will provide a single access point for users (researchers, institutions such as universities and libraries, but also enterprises and the media)

  • to discover and reuse open scholarly SSH resources in nine European languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Croatian, Polish, Italian), i.e. research data and publications, which are currently scattered across local repositories;
  • to find and connect with other researchers and projects across disciplinary and language boundaries;
  • to make use of innovative tools to support research (e.g. visualisation, annotation, trust building and recommender system);
  • to discover new ways of funding research (e.g. crowdfunding).

The core of the GOTRIPLE platform will be mainly a “pipeline” where data are ingested, classified, enriched and categorised so they can be easily found and retrieved by the users. 

After a year of preparatory work, we have started the actual development of the platform in early 2021.