Orvium becomes CERN's Spin-Off

Announcements Dec 03, 2020

The collaboration aims to disrupt the research publishing and journal management business

Vitoria, Spain - 3 December 2020 Ver en español

Orvium is pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to promote a faster, fairer, and more transparent publishing model to support researchers worldwide.

Both parties believe that this project will have a strong impact on the scientific community and on the way knowledge will be registered and shared for the benefits of science, innovation, and society. Behind the scenes lies Zenodo, an Open Science repository hosted by CERN, and based on CERN developed INVENIO digital repository management software, which will support Orvium in terms of publications and data storage.

“We are excited to welcome Orvium among the CERN Spin-Offs. Scientific knowledge is meant to be easily shared. Projects such as this one that facilitate the sharing in more equitable terms contribute to the wider understanding and help society move in the right direction” stated Nick Ziogas, responsible for Digital Sciences in CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Office.

Zenodo is a multi-disciplinary open research repository developed by CERN with the support of the European Commission’s OpenAIRE project, and run and supported by CERN. It allows researchers to deposit data sets, research software, reports, and any other research-related digital artifacts. For each submission, a persistent digital object identifier (DOI) is minted, which makes the stored items easily citable.

Manuel Martin, CEO and Co-founder of Orvium, said, “Having such an important collaborator like CERN underlines the credentials of our platform but more importantly represents the necessity to disrupt an old model dominated by outdated technology and assumptions about how science works. This represents another significant milestone for our platform as we move into this next exciting phase of development.”

* Image of the Large Hadron Collider now forms part of a collection of CERN images freely available to use and share under the standardized Creative Commons licence (Image: CERN)

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