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Sources and methodology

The Knowmad Research Gateway combines several trusted sources curated by the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut through OpenAIRE and Zenodo, among others. This gateway seeks to facilitate the discovery of research inputs on human rights, sustainable development, drug policy, new technologies, ethnobotany, and special populations.

This platform, developed by OpenAIRE, connects different research products, such as publications, datasets, software, and others, with projects, organizations, and funding. The platform uses a network of trusted providers to collect information and algorithms to detect duplicates and identify relevant information in publications. All relevant research material available in open access is included in the platform according to specific criteria.

  • Suggestions for research contributions with bibliographic information can be sent through the form provided here.


OpenAIRE builds an open scholarly graph of research products (publications, datasets, software and other types of research products), linked to each other and to fundings, projects and organizations. The information used to build the graph is collected from the OpenAIRE network of trusted content providers and is inferred by OpenAIRE algorithms.

The trusted content providers of OpenAIRE include a network of more than 1K institutional and thematic repositories, national and regional aggregators, research data archives, journals and publishers (Crossref and DOAJ included), Microsoft Academic Graph, Unpaywall, ORCID. Information about projects, organisations and data sources are collected from trusted registries of the open scholarly communication landscape: re3data, OpenDOAR, DOAJ, grid.ac, national and international funders.

OpenAIRE algorithms are capable of detecting duplicates and mining information from the full-texts of Open Access publications, like links to funding projects, affiliations, links to datasets and much more.

For more details about the construction of the graph, please check here.