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FAIRsFAIR Data of Survey on Semantics and interoperability solutions

Lehväslaiho, Heikki; Parland-von Essen, Jessica; Riungu-Kalliosaari, Leah; Behnke, Claudia; Laine, Heidi; Staiger, Christine; Koers, Hylke; LeFranc, Yann

As part of the EOSC project family the FAIRsFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - project aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. The work package "WP2 FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services" will produce three reports on FAIR requirements for persistence and interoperability to identify domain-specific standards and practices in use. These will review and document commonalities and possible gaps regarding semantic interoperability, and the use of metadata and persistent identifiers across infrastructures. They will also look into differences in terms of standards, vocabularies and ontologies. The collected information will be updated during the course of the project in cooperation with other tasks and EOSC projects.

This survey was done to complement and validate the information from desk research for the first of these reports. It was aimed at data managers and data support experts. We hoped to get information about tools and services we might have missed, but also some reflections on the thinking around identifiers and ontologies and other semantic artefacts. The information was also collected to support preparing workshops on semantics and interoperability that are forthcoming in the project, as well as the work on software and services. The survey covers questions about metadata, use of persistent identifiers, use of semantic artefacts and handling research software.

The survey was conducted as a joint effort with WP3, FAIR Policy and Practice and its open consultation, and was disseminated on the web pages, social media channels and via email lists. We received 66 answers during the period the survey was open, that is between 15 July to 2 October 2019.

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