Provision of specifically curated/edited data
The creation and deployment of RIs that produce or provide research data enables the research community, public and private entities to exploit these (digital) resources for their R&D or other purposes. As RIs across all fields of research provide curated, pre-processed data – often organised in databases – these become a valuable resource to further develop products, innovations, studies, policies, etc. This pathway branches out into several different directions depending on how data is provided and by whom. It becomes especially relevant where virtual infrastructures pool information from different sources. Through such central provision and standardisation, relevant data becomes not only more visible but also much easier to use productively.