IT Project Manager
Johns Hopkins University
Since its launch in 2018, Johns Hopkins has continued to work with partner institutions on advancing the PASS platform. Working with Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication and Libraries, we are initiating a pilot effort with PASS as a service for Harvard researchers. This pilot has inspired the development of a configurable metadata framework (CMF) that extends PASS to support different institutional repositories and metadata schema. Earlier this year, the National Science Foundation awarded Johns Hopkins a grant to design an approach through which third-party applications such as PASS could deposit articles into multiple federal funder repositories including PudMedCentral and NSF Public Access Repository. For this grant, Arizona State, California Digital Library, Duke, Harvard, Michigan, MIT, and Notre Dame are partner institutions. Finally, Johns Hopkins is updating its institutional data archive to support health sciences data, which has prompted the PASS team to identify ways to connect PASS with data archives so that researchers could deposit cited data through the same workflow and user interface in addition to articles.