Input Data: Connections between research data and other scholarly works, formed as a Research Graph database by RD-Switchboard

This graph database is created by the Research Data Alliance DDRI working group as part of the Research Data Switchboard project. The group initiated a collaborative software project that connects researchers, publications, datasets and grants across data repositories and registries such as Dryad, ORCID, and Research data Australia. The goal is to find conceptually related datasets based on the co-authorship or jointly funded grants. The best metaphor us a SEE ALSO service that recommends related datasets, grants and publications. This database captures the footprint of the research life cycle so that peer researchers can trace and follow the path to understanding the research work. The outcome enables researchers and data providers to query related datasets to avoid duplicating efforts in creating research data, as well as stimulating novel ideas when joining the dots.