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Data exchange with RO-Crates and Knowledge Graphs

Digital Objects (e.g., data, software) and formal knowledge representations (e.g., structured metadata) form the two sides of the Linked Open Science coin: scientists want to exchange their data as Open Science material, possibly embedding it into RO-Crates, while they also want to share their findings and knowledge in a formalised representation, possibly deploying Knowledge Graph representations. What is the meeting point between data distributed via RO-Crates and that one part of a Knowledge Graph? Do RO-Crates and Knowledge Graphs serve different types of data or do they complement each other? What would be the dis/advantages of having Knowledge Graphs in RO-Crates or RO-Crates as nodes in Knowledge Graphs? In this workshop, we will first introduce RO-Crates and then have a round table open discussion to compare the potentials of the different approaches for capturing the data and the knowledge of the scientific world.

RO-Crate is a community effort to practically achieve FAIR packaging of research objects (digital objects like data, methods, software) with structured metadata. RO-Crate uses well-established Web standards and FAIR principles. For common metadata representations, RO-Crate builds on, a mature and general mark-up vocabulary used by search engines including Google Dataset Search. RO-Crate is adapted by many EU/EOSC projects as a pragmatic implementation of the FAIR Digital Objects vision.

Info at a glance:

  • Format: Introduction to RO-Crates followed by an open discussion
  • Date: Wednesday, July 5th at 09.30-12.30 
  • Room: Room John Nash (CECAD Lecture Hall)
  • Workshop language: English
  • Workshop level: Researchers, PostDocs, PhD Students, RSEs, Data Stewards
  • Workshop team: 
    M.Sc. Stian Soiland-Reyes, Technical Architect and Research Associate eScience Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester ORCID 0000-0001-9842-9718
    Dr. Leyla Jael Castro, Team Leader Semantic Technologies ZB MED ORCID 0000-0003-3986-0510
    Prof. Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, Scientific Director ZB MED ORCID 0000-0002-1018-0370