TRIPLE (Transforming Research through Innovative Practices for Linked interdisciplinary Exploration) was launched on 7 October 2019 as part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) projects. The project is financed under the EU Horizon 2020 framework with approximately Euros 5.6 million for a duration of 42 months.

18 consortium partners from 12 European countries will be taking part in the creation of this project and we at Know-Center are proud to be one of the only two organizations from Austria, along with our spin-off partner – Open Knowledge Maps to join this initiative.

Issues facing the SSH research

Presently, Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research is divided across a wide array of disciplines and languages. While this specialization makes it possible to investigate the extensive variety of SSH topics, it also leads to a fragmentation that prevents SSH research from reaching its full potential. Use and reuse of SSH research is low, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities are often missed, and as a result, the societal impact is limited.

Benefits of the TRIPLE platform

TRIPLE, the open sharing European discovery solution, aims to address these issues: it will enable researchers across disciplines to discover and reuse SSH data. It will provide all necessary means to build interdisciplinary projects and to develop large-scale scientific missions. It will thus increase the economic and societal impacts of SSH resources.

Thanks to a consortium of 18 partners, TRIPLE will develop a full multilingual and multicultural solution for the appropriation of SSH resources. The TRIPLE platform will provide a 360° discovery experience thanks to linked exploration provided by the Isidore search engine developed by CNRS and a coherent solution providing innovative tools to support research (visualization, annotation, trust building system, crowdfunding, social network and recommender system).

TRIPLE will visualize new ways to conduct, connect and discover research; promote cultural diversity inside Europe; support scientific, industrial and societal applications of SSH science; connect researchers and projects with other stakeholders: citizens, policy makers, companies, enabling them to take part in research projects or to answer to some of their issues.

TRIPLE will be a dedicated service of OPERAS RI and become a strong service in the EOSC marketplace.

In conclusion, TRIPLE will help SSH research to gain visibility, become more efficient and effective, to improve its reuse within SSH and beyond and to dramatically increase its societal impact.

Know Center’s role will be twofold: Development and integration of innovative services through the “Recommender System” developed by the Area Social Computing and leading the Innovation, Exploitation and Sustainability model by the Area Data Driven Business. Ultimately, the goal of Know-Center is to create a valuable and viable business model for the TRIPLE platform that will be sustainable beyond project completion.

Know-Center Spin Off Open Knowledge Maps will provide the textual and visual search components of the platform. “We are excited to contribute to a project that will enable better discovery for disciplines that are usually neglected by mainstream discovery tools. TRIPLE will also benefit our users from all disciplines, as features developed in the project will also be included on”