Open Data Systems

The users will be able to add metadata and publish datasets with persistent identifiers directly on the Science Mesh sites or to external data repositories.

Technology Readiness Level by M1


Technology Readiness Level by M36


Technologies used

  • Describo
  • InvenioRDM
  • ScieboRDS

Unique Selling Points (USPs)

Repository-quality FAIRness on a live data system.

Target users

  • Researchers
  • Data librarians
  • Policy makers

Use cases

Cultural Heritage Studies (PARADISEC)

Business / Market sectors

  • Academia
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Archives

Specific needs

Ability to perform collections-level (transcending the bare file level) manipulation on data assets held in an EFSS.

Specific benefits

Adding this feature allows users to retain metadata (produced by, e.g., instruments) as they ingest their files into the Mesh, and later on to connect their data collections to 3rd party systems (e.g., archives) enriched by metadata.

Examples real users


Exploitation drivers

PARADISEC hosts files that aren't meaningfully searchable by filename; they rely on metadata to search and serve out files. Therefore if ScienceMesh users want access to PARADISEC data through a share/ocm type approach, Mesh nodes need to be able to understand collections and ro-crates and let user manipulate them (search, inspect)

Current stage

Merging Describo-online with EFSS systems through cs3api; letting ScieboRDS invoke describo to generate RO-crates and then hand off the crate back to ScieboRDS