Research institutions in Europe are underequipped with tools to share and disseminate their research effectively, to manage and increase the efficiency of their research communication activities and to track their performance.
New tools such as Polaris (developed by MyScienceWork) can bridge this gap and provide a comprehensive turnkey repository solution allowing research institutions to:
Archive: all project publications are centralized in a repository (open access full text or metadata).
Communicate: a team of scientific journalists from MyScienceWork writes popular science articles, researchers portraits, event promotion campaigns, etc. to deliver a clear and complete image of all project research (inside the H2020 project or outside).
Disseminate: the institution's publications and articles reach out the mysciencework.com international community of 500,000 members in the academic and industrial sectors.
Collaborate: easy-to-use, collaborative and social networking features address the digital research community by creating scientific profiles for researchers so that they can connect to the latest results and help them expand their professional network.
Measure impact: Dashboards help in analysing the project research portfolio, monitor its progress, evaluate its influence and better identify its audience.
Tools like Polaris disrupt existing closed-access scientific publishing systems by giving research institutions their own open access repository. Doing so, they provide the scientific community, industry and general public with better access to research, which has an immediate impact on scientific progress and on society in general.