What is RD-Switchboard?
Research Data Switchboard (RD-Switchboard) allows cross platform discovery by connecting data sets from multiple registries. It is an open, collaborative project administered by Research Data Alliance's (RD-A) DDRI WorkGroup. The way RD-Switchboard operates is analogous to the discovery functions featured on online bookstores such as Amazon. These sites link items based on similar publishers, authors and related topics. In the case of RD-Switchboard, items are linked through co-authorship, joint funding, and research grants. The system aggregates these links from national and international registries utilising graph modeling technology to identify missing links between data sets.