eLife, Flockademic, and the Center for Open Science are collaborating on the development of an open-source, not-for-profit research-recommendation tool.
Plaudit is designed to assign value to research independent of publisher. Academics will be able to log into the tool with their ORCID iD and then provide their endorsement, which will be displayed next to the research. The collaborating group says the tool will allow readers to gain insight into the value of the research, and the author will benefit from the endorsement.
The code for Plaudit can be accessed on GitLab, and more details about the tool are available.