The main goal of OpenScienceLink is to introduce and pilot a holistic approach to the publication, sharing, linking, review and evaluation of research results (including articles and data journals), based on the open access to scientific information. The project’s holistic approach will empower a novel eco-system for open access to scientific information, which will provide a range of added-value services for all stakeholders. These added-value services will be empowered by leading edge ICT infrastructures, notably infrastructures based on semantic search, data mining and social networking technologies. In particular, the project will adapt and integrate leading edge semantic search and social networking infrastructures, which will be accordingly used to pilot added-value applications and services for open access to scientific information. These added value services will alleviate the fragmentation of existing approaches, while also remedy issues associated with the lack of structured data journals and associated data models, the weaknesses of review processes, the poor linking of scientific information, as well as with the limitations of research evaluation metrics and indicators. Based on the pilot operation and the relevant evaluation of its services, OpenScienceLink will manifest the business potential of open access paradigms. This will be facilitated by the fact that the pilot operations will involve multiple stakeholders in the value chain of publication and use of scientific results. As part of its holistic approach, OpenScienceLink will also devise and validate a legal framework for regulating and reusing open scientific data, while at the same time facilitating IPR management.