Technology from the
Science Mesh Data Source

Describo is a pair of tools for researchers and support staff to create spec-compliant RO-Crates w/:

  • Linked data for high-precision unambiguous metadata
  • Package level “who, what, where” metadata
  • Individual file-level metadata including provenance

Describo exists as:

  • a desktop tool (electron application) for all major platforms:
  • an online tool that integrates with Microsoft OneDrive:

An RO-Crate is a structured archive of all the items that contributed to the research outcome, including their identifiers, provenance, relations and annotations. It is based on annotations in JSON-LD, and aims to make best-practice in formal metadata description accessible and practical for use in a wide variety of situations.