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39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition

Promote the use of semantics for agricultural data for the purpose of enhancing data interoperability in agriculture. High-level recommendations, to encourage researchers and practitioners to extend them according to their area of expertise. 

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Brokering Governance

Sustainable Business Models for Brokering Middleware to support Research Interoperability

Discusses the strengths and weakness of five classes of business models in the context of long-term sustainment of brokering middleware

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  • Danube Data Infrastructure



  • WHOS (WMO Hydrological Observing System)

  • EuroGEO initiative

  • ERA-Planet (The European Network for Observing our Changing PLanet)

  • NextData

Data Citation

Scalable Dynamic-data Citation Methodology 

Supports accurate citation of data subjected to change, for the efficient processing of data and linking from publications.

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Data Description Registry Interoperability

Data Description Registry Interoperability Model

Provides researchers a mechanism to connect datasets in various data repositories based on various models such as co-authorship, joint funding, grants, etc.

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Data Foundation and Terminology

Basic Vocabulary of Foundational Terminology Query Tool

Ensures researchersapply a common core data model when organising their data and thus making data accessible and re-usable

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Term Definition Tool:

 ICT Technical specification

Data Type Registries

Data Type Model and Registry

Ensures data producers classify their data sets in standard data types, allowing data users to automatically identify instruments to process and visualise the data

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 ICT Technical specification

DMP Common Standards

RDA DMP Common Standard for Machine-actionable Data Management Plans

The DMP Common Standards WG has developed an application profile that allows to express information from traditional DMPs in a machine-actionable way. It allows for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs.

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FAIR Data Maturity Model WG

FAIR Data Maturity Model: specification and guidelines

This document describes a maturity model for FAIR assessment with assessment indicators, priorities and evaluation methods. This is useful for the normalisation of assessment approaches to enable comparison of their results.

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DOI: 10.15497/RDA0050

FAIR Sharing

FAIR Sharing

A registry of curated and interlinked records on

standards (for identifying, reporting, and citing data and metadata),
databases, repositories (and knowledge-bases) and
data policies (from journals, publishers, funders and other organizations). 

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Metadata standards directory

Metadata Standards Directory

Enables discovery of metadata standards for documenting research data, regardless of academic discipline, and addresses issues related to coverage, ease of maintenance and sustainability.

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PID Information Types

Persistent Identifier Type Registry

Defines standard core PID information types to enable simplified verification of data identity and integrity

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API docs

 ICT Technical specification

PID Kernel Information WG

RDA Recommendation on PID Kernel Information

A set of guiding principles, architectural considerations, use cases and a fundamental metadata schema to manage information in Persistent Identifier records for scalable middleware infrastructure and automated processes.

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Recommendation package DOI10.15497/rda00031

  • GWDG
  • Indiana University

Practical Policy

Machine Actionable Policy Templates

Can be used to enforce management, automate administrative tasks, validate assessment criteria, and automate scientific analyses

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 ICT Technical specification

RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World 

A curriculum for foundational Research Data Science skills for Early Career Researchers

This recommendation describes the curriculum and example materials to give Early Career Researchers (ECR’s) the foundational skills in Data Science to work with their data. This curriculum combines technical skills, such as Software Carpentry with responsible research practices such as Open and Responsible Research. 

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  • University of Pretoria
  • Instituto de Fisica Teorica, UNESP

RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World 

Framework for Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing

A framework to run a series of Summer Schools in Data Science and data sharing in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

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RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics

Bibliometric Indicators for Data Publishing

Improvement in quality and frequency of data citations, resulting in an increase in availability, quality of data.

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RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services

An open, Universal literature-data cross-linking service

Improving visibility, discoverability, re-use and reproducibility by bringing existing article/data links together, normalize them using a common schema, and expose the full set as an open service

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DLI Service


RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows

Workflows for Research Data Publishing: Models and Key Components

Assists research communities in understanding options for data publishing workflows and increases awareness of emerging standards and best practices. 

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Repository Audit and Certification / DSA–WDS Partnership

Repository Audit and Certification Catalogues

Creates harmonized Common Procedures  for certification of repositories at the basic level, drawing from the procedures already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU­WDS)

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Research Data Collections

Recommendation on Research Data Collections

Provides a comprehensive model for actionable collections and a technical interface specification to enable client-server interaction for research data collections

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  • Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH, Göttingen – GWDG

  • Max Planck Computing and Data Facility

  • German Research Centre for Geosciences

  • German Climate Computing

Research Data Repository Interoperability WG

Research Data Repository Interoperability WG Final Recommendations

Provides recommendations with respect to an interoperable packaging and exchange format for digital content.

Once implemented, compliant packages can be used to migrate or replicate digital content between research data repository platforms or for preservation purposes.

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Wheat Data Interoperability

Wheat Data Interoperability Guidelines, Ontologies and User Cases

Helps researchers create, manage and exchange wheat data.

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Wheat data guidelines

Wheat data vocabularies portal