The Forschungskompass is an innovative tool aimed at improving networking within mobility and transport research as well as the interdisciplinary exchange. The compass is based on openly available metadata on researchers and on their research output coming from various data sources. Using the compass can be done via the following search options:
The Forschungskompass thus enables cross-database, subject-specific searches for cooperation and network partners in the fields of mobility and transport without requiring additional data input by the researchers.
The Forschungskompass currently includes professionally curated database sections from the following databases as data sources:
If you would like to suggest further data sources for the Forschungskompass, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Forschungskompass is made for the search of persons whose research location is in Europe. It does not aim to catalogue research output or to explicitly present researchers. For this reason, it makes no claim to completeness of the contained information.
The Forschungskompass is based on the open source software VIVO which provides the data as Linked Open Data (LOD) using various globally established ontologies and standardized data formats. On the one hand, this enables the use of an open and community-driven development of the data schema. On the other hand, the information is semantically explained and machine-readable without any further development services.
The Forschungskompass is developed by SLUB Dresden within the context of the Scientific Information Service for Mobility and Transport Research (www.fid-move.de).
Contact: Stefan Wolff