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Enabling Interdisciplinary Research in the European Science Cloud through Metadata Standards.

Vaidas Morkevicius; Patricia Anne Nugent

The Lithuanian Data Archive for Social Sciences and Humanities (LiDA) developed a framework for harvesting and delivering rich metadata of social science data (SSD) objects for the EOSC Portal Service Catalogue, with the aim of meeting the FAIR F2 principle of providing rich metadata in a machine-readable format. The project identified and recommended the vocabulary for standardized description of major data types for SSD objects, which allows for more detailed descriptions of data and increases possibilities for secondary analysis on generic data portals. The framework is extensible to other disciplines, which benefits developers of software, infrastructures, and data curation standards in other communities. Scientists and government bodies could benefit from the resources produced during the project, such as the recommendations and milestones, which may help them develop their own data curation software, data repositories, and controlled vocabularies. The project’s impact lies in benefiting the wider research community by enabling better data discovery, reuse, and interoperability in the EOSC Portal Service Catalogue.

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