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Published June 14, 2023 | Version v2.0
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The DatabaseApp was developed by the INF project of the collaborative research centre SFB 1280 "Extinction Learning" to improve the accessibility and findability of internally shared metadata and research data.

The app provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for faceted search of available metadata records stored in a connected database (.db): Its core functionality is to provide access to the collected metadata, search for research data of interest in the accessible metadata and retrieve the data associated with the search result. All 16 fields of the SFB 1280 metadata schema as well as logical combinations of these metadata fields can be used to search for matching (meta)data in the connected database. In particular, the DatabaseApp allows to apply single or multiple filters to limit the results according to the aspects and properties of the SFB 1280 metadata. It thus provides researchers with a local and simple interface to a central storage shared in the collaborative research centre thereby fostering collaboration and increasing incentives for good research management.

Detailed information on setting up the app and implemented search functionality can be found on the project's wiki page.

The creation of standardised metadata in json format, which can then be used by databases, is an essential part of good research data management, but can take up a lot of a researcher's time. To simplify the creation process, the INF project of SFB 1280 has developed the MetaDataApp.

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The development of the DatabaseApp was carried out as part of the SFB 1280 INF project, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (German Research Foundation, project number 316803389). CJM received support by the SFB 1280 A09 project and FL by the A10, A12 and F02 projects.


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