Published October 21, 2022 | Version v2
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Incrementally building FAIR Digital Objects with Specimen Data Refinery workflows

  • 1. The University of Manchester
  • 2. The University of Manchester, University of Amsterdam
  • 3. The Natural History Museum


Specimen Data Refinery (SDR) is a developing platform for automating transcription of specimens from natural history collections (Hardisty et al. 2022). SDR is based on computational workflows and digital twins using FAIR Digital Objects.

We show our recent experiences with building SDR using the Galaxy workflow system and combining two FDO methodologies with open digital specimens (openDS) and RO-Crate data packaging. We suggest FDO improvements for incremental building of digital objects in computational workflows.



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