For the development of therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19, scientists depend on reliable research results. To support them, Open Knowledge Maps and ReFigure have launched CoVis: a curated & constantly evolving knowledge map of seminal works on COVID-19. Try out CoVis

For the development of therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19, scientists depend on reliable research results. To support them, Open Knowledge Maps and ReFigure have launched CoVis: a curated & constantly evolving knowledge map of seminal works on COVID-19.

Supporting Membership for Organizations

Open Knowledge Maps is a charitable non-profit. All of our services are free and open. There are no license fees and no lock-in effects. To provide a sustainable platform for open discovery, we propose to fund Open Knowledge Maps in a collective effort: organizations become supporting members and provide a yearly contribution. In return, our supporting members are invited to co-create the platform with us. Find more details below or download our flyer, which contains a summary of the information displayed on this page.

What is Open Knowledge Maps?

Open Knowledge Maps is community owned

Open Knowledge Maps is discovery for an open science. With more than 2.5 million papers published every year, discovery becomes increasingly difficult. Our revolutionary search engine enables researchers, students, and practitioners to quickly identify relevant resources. Instead of long, unstructured lists of search results, we create rich visual overviews of research topics, so-called knowledge maps. Find out more about our discovery tool here.

Our free and open search engine enables users to create knowledge maps in any discipline based on 150+ million scientific outputs. Our services have been used by more than half a million users from all around the world. In addition, we have had more than 1,500 participants in 80 training events worldwide.

We have a strong partnership with libraries. Librarians are among our most important advisors. We build on library content and we dramatically increase the visibility and discoverability of this content by including sources and languages that many commercial products (including Google Scholar) do not index. Additionally, we collaborate with libraries in innovative open discovery projects.

What does a membership support?

Open Knowledge Maps offer openly licensed services, content, data, and software

With your membership, you support our openly licensed services, content, data, and software. Our offering includes:

  • Innovative search and discovery services
  • Integrations for BASE, PubMed, and OpenAIRE
  • A wide range of training activities and materials
  • Our award-winning visualization software
  • Community support & engagement programs

What does a membership entail?

As a member you have a say in the future of Open Knowledge Maps! Our supporting members are directly involved in the decision-making process by way of the Board of Supporters.

The Board of Supporters provides input on the technical roadmap and has one third of the vote on what features and sources are implemented on Open Knowledge Maps. This is done in a lightweight process via two short web forms. It is up to the members to which extent they choose to engage with this process.

To acknowledge our members' contribution, they are listed on our website and in select materials. For more information on this, please consult the membership categories below.

Download our flyer, which contains a summary of the information displayed on this page.

What our supporting members say

How to become a supporting member

We currently offer supporting memberships in three categories. If your organization is interested in becoming a member, please contact Open Knowledge Maps founder and chairman Dr. Peter Kraker at: pkraker@openknowledgemaps.org.


Supporting Member

With your contribution, you facilitate the maintenance of Open Knowledge Maps. This makes sure that the platform will be available now and in the future*.

  • 1 seat on the Board of Supporters
  • listing on website

starting at EUR 2,800 / year


Sustaining Member

With your contribution, you support the maintenance, but also the development of substantial new features on Open Knowledge Maps. This makes sure that we can improve Open Knowledge Maps going forward*.

  • 2 seats on the Board of Supporters
  • listing on website
  • listing in select materials with logo

starting at EUR 4,800 / year


Sustaining Member PLUS

With your contribution, you support us in achieving our vision of turning discovery into a collaborative process. This makes sure that we can work towards a large-scale collaborative discovery system (see our video for more details)*.

  • 3 seats on the Board of Supporters
  • listing on website
  • listing in select materials with logo

starting at EUR 9,800 / year

* given that we have 100 members in this category

Supporting memberships team

Peter Kraker Founder of Open Knowledge Maps
Scientific Knowledge Services

Our current Sustaining Members PLUS

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Our current Supporting Members

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