Workshop „Hands-on Research Data“ Programme

Date of the symposium: 14.05.2024

Location: TUtheSky (Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien, Building BA, 11. Floor)

Target audience: Operational actors in the wider field of research data management, open science & EOSC activities. The workshop will be held in English.

09:00 – 11:00 Open consultation / presentation of services developed by FAIRCORE4EOSC

In a move towards enhancing data interoperability and accessibility, extends a unique invitation to researchers, developers, and institutions to test our cutting-edge components today and shape the future of data management within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). We are interested in both receiving feedback on the features and the usefulness of the use cases we support through the services we are developing, as well as supporting the adoption of our services. 

Brief introduction to FAIRCORE4EOSC (Tommi Suominen, CSC)

In the following sessions the people responsible for service development will demonstrate the services in their current state of development.


RDGraph– EOSC Research Discovery Graph Service (Thanasis Vergoulis, OpenAIRE and Claudio Atzori, CNR)

The EOSC Research Discovery Graph Service (RDGraph) delivers advanced discovery tools across EOSC resources and communities. The toolset includes natural language processing and graph-based cutting-edge solutions for EOSC users to search and discover research entities (publications, data, software) by exploiting their context of creation and reuse. Context includes aspects such as disciplines, regions, institutions, funders, projects, researchers, RAiDs, and EOSC services. The RDGraph will be made accessible via UI/UX tools, regular data dumps and APIs to support third-party service interoperability via EOSC interoperability frameworks and data re-use to service.


RAiD– Research Activity Identifier Service (Clifford Tatum, SURF)

The RAiD provides persistent, unique and resolvable information for research projects. The EOSC RAiD will mint Persistent Identifiers for research projects, which will allow users and services to manage information about project-related participants, services, and outcomes. RAiD also collects related identifies (for, e.g., contributors, organisations, inputs, outputs, etc.) plus descriptive information about the project (e.g., title, description, subject, etc.) and stores them in a metadata record associated with the identifier. The EOSC RAiD implementation will allow authorised EOSC users and services to manage information about project-related participants, inputs, services, and outcomes.

PIDMR– EOSC PID Meta Resolver (Sven Bingert, GDWG and Themis Zamani, GRNET)

The PID Meta Resolver is a generalized resolver for mapping items into records. The PID Meta Resolver will know where to route different types of identifiers – e.g. DOI or URN:NBN. The PID Meta Resolver will improve machine-based data processing and will allow getting digital object information without in-depth knowledge of the resolution mechanism of different PID systems. That enhances the compilation and analysis of data collections originating not only from different sources but also referenced by different PID systems.

CAT– The Compliance Assessment toolkit (Themis Zamani, GRNET)

The Compliance Assessment Toolkit will support the EOSC PID policy with services to encode, record, and query compliance with the policy.


MSCR– Metadata Schema and Crosswalk Registry (Joonas Kesäniemi, CSC)

The MSCR allows registered users and communities to create, register and version schemas and crosswalks with PIDs. The published content can be searched, browsed and downloaded without restrictions. The MSCR also provides an API to facilitate the transformation of data from one schema to another via registered crosswalks. The MSCR provides projects and individual researchers with the possibility to manage their metadata schema and/or relevant metadata schema crosswalks. The schema and crosswalks are shared with the community for reuse and extension supported by a proper versioning mechanism.

DTR– EOSC Data Type Registry (Hans Lienhop, GDWG)

The EOSC Data Type Registry (DTR) allows the registration of many different data types. The goal is to achieve a high degree in machine actionability and interoperability in the management of structured research data. Each data type is assigned a persistent identifier for unambiguous identification, along with a set of provenance information and type specific fields. The DTR component includes an additional service called the TypeAPI, which adds functionalities to further work with the registered types. Using this tool, the JSON schemas for types describing metadata elements can be generated to allow the validation of objects that supposed to are of a certain type.

Vocabulary Service (Joonas Kesäniemi , CSC)

The MSCR Vocabulary Service allows users to create new vocabularies from scratch and import their existing ones. All vocabularies will receive a persistent identifier that should be as the primary method of referring to the content. The content can be versioned in a flexible way and users can subscribe to receive email notification about changes to the vocabularies of their choice. The service supports multi-lingual UI and content (vocabularies) with comprehensive editing capabilities based on SKOS(-XL) model. Although the functionality is currently focused on terminology work, the service will be used in in the FARICORE4EOSC project in conjunction with the MSCR to also maintain simple codelist type of vocabularies. The service comes with a group management functionality, which allows administration of usage rights to be delegated to groups and their group admins.

FAIR IMPACT: Calls for support (Josefine Nordling, CSC)

FAIR Impact presentation on open calls for „Supporting you on your FAIR-enabling journey via cascading grants to enable testing of specific tools, approaches and methods”.

11:00 – 12:00 Marketplace

FAIRCORE4EOSC is promoting FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles, and presents this special opportunity for stakeholders to engage directly with our innovative components‘ developers. Come meet the service developers at individual stands for each service.

·         RDGraph ·         RAiD ·         PID MR ·         MSCR
·         DTR ·         CAT ·         Vocabulary Service ·         FAIR-IMPACT

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Contact: Research Information Systems at TU Wien