This case study presents possible fields of applications for alternative science measures on grant-supported research publications. The study is basedon plosOpenR, a set of functions for the statistical computing environment R.plosOpenR facilitates access to the application programming interfaces (API) provided by Open Acces publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) and OpenAIRE, an Open Access infrastructure for European funded research. These functions can be furthermore used to visually explore PLOS-Article Level metrics, a collection of alternative science impact measure. 1,166 publications acknowledging funding within the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU are reported. Distributed over 624 projects, alternative metrics based on this sample and corresponding collaboration networks are presented. Findings reveal the potential of reusing data, that are made openly and automatically available by publishers, funders and repository community.