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RDA and ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework for Linking Data and Literature

New framework presents vision and guidelines for linking research data and literature using a common, global approach.

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS) announce a new global framework for linking publications and datasets. The Scholix framework— Scholarly Link Exchange —represents a set of aspirational principles and practical guidelines to support a global information ecosystem around links between scholarly literature and research data.The framework aims for a seamless exchange of information about literature and related data, thereby facilitating re-use, reproducibility, and transparent evaluation of science. The Scholix framework consists of a conceptual and information model, with standards, guidelines and options for encoding and exchange protocols.