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The formal, approved definition of the REFEDS Research and Scholarship (R&S) Entity Category is published on the REFEDS website:

(Note that the URI value of the REFEDS entity attribute resolves to the R&S specification.)

What type of resources are considered


R&S services?

The category definition says that: 


  • Services selling products or offering discounts to staff or students based on their affiliation

What are the distinguishing characteristics of an R&S service



Collaboration is a sufficient condition for inclusion in the R&S category. Thus a service that functions as a collaborative tool (at least in part) meets the intent of this category.