Get involved in Scholix

Specific information on how to participate is available for DataCite data centres, institutional repositories and Crossref publishers:

To become part of the solution

Join the RDA-WDS Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix) Working Group
You can help guide the emerging Scholix information eco-system for data-literature links by sharing your particular needs, expertise, use cases and scenarios. Or simply stay in touch with the latest developments. You can also help to expand and document the Scholix Schema

If you represent a research service with information about data-literature links, you can contribute that information to and also consume such information from other Scholix participants.

To become a contributor
Option 1: Feed your data-literature link information to an existing Scholix hub using your existing community standards
This might include feeding data-literature links through to, for example, DataCite or CrossRef using their existing metadata schemes for describing links between data and literature.  These hubs will exchange with each other and with aggregator services to include your links in the global comprehensive pool of information about data-literature links. 

Option 2:  Become a hub and share your data-literature link information using the Scholix standards
If you don’t have an existing Scholix hub to feed into, then your service can become a Scholix hub.  This entails exposing your data-literature links using the Scholix Schema and getting your service registered with the other Scholix hubs and aggregator service on the Scholix implementers web page.

To become a consumer
Get the Scholix information using the open Scholexplorer API which allows you to retrieve data-literature links related to resources, publishers, and datasources
Some other Scholix hubs are also developing community specific query services.
Enrich your database by adding the links that you found in your query into the metadata records you hold about these research objects.