Published April 27, 2023 | Version v1
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Guidelines to standardise metadata templates and assessment of FAIRness maturity levels

  • 1. Sciensano
  • 2. SAS


deliverable D3.2 is a set of guidelines on best practices for
FAIR-health metadata templates, comprising the use of interoperable
vocabularies and metadata schemes for health-related data, carrying out a
comprehensive study of current metadata standards and quality to make data FAIR
in the health field.
As conclusions, recommendations for FAIRness assessment are gathered, including
tools to carry out an automatic assessment of datasets against the FAIR principles.
Besides, we can conclude the use of a descriptive metadata record template
compatible with the Data Catalog Vocabulary specifying an Application Profile
(DCAT-AP) standard.
The DCAT-AP standard is presented since it allows users to describe their datasets
in a consistent and standardised way, making it easier for others to discover and
reuse the data. Likewise, DCAT-AP is a flexible and extensible vocabulary, allowing
users to define their own terms and properties in addition to the standard terms
and properties defined in the vocabulary



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