Open Annotation Model

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The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, annotations, using a methodology that conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open Annotations can easily be shared between platforms, with sufficient richness of expression to satisfy complex requirements while remaining simple enough to also allow for… Read more »

JATS – Journal Article Tag Suite

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The Journal Article Tag Suite provides a common XML format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content. The JATS provides a set of XML elements and attributes for describing the textual and graphical content of journal articles as well as some non-article material such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews.

taverna-prov: Taverna Workflow Engine Prov Export

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Taverna-prov is a plugin for the Taverna Workbench and Taverna Command Line – a scientific workflow engine. The plugin allows the export of the provenance of a workflow run according to the W3C PROV-O standard. The provenance is exported as a .bundle.zip file  which species a structured ZIP file with a manifest (.ro/manifest.json) that corresponds to the RO bundle specification. The following… Read more »

myExperiment.org

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myExperiment provides an early example of the use of Research Objects through the use of “packs”. myExperiment packs are represented using OAI-ORE and available as linked data and hence semantically-described for ease of discovery and reuse. They typically contain computational workflows, although this is not essential – the bundles are useful anyway, and this is… Read more »

OKF Data Packages

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A Data Package (or DataPackage) is a simple way of “packaging” up data. To create a Data Package, all you need to do is place a “descriptor” file named datapackage.json in the top-level directory of your set of data files. Why Data Packages? How Can They Help? Imagine a situation such as the following: You have a… Read more »

Latex2RO

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Latex2RO is a simple tool designed to help creating Research Objects (ROs) from LaTeX papers. Given a LaTeX file, the RO creator will extract its title and metadata and fill partially a structured HTML page annotated in RDF-a with these metadata, using the Research Object Model. Examples of the HTML output can be seen at http://rohub.linkeddata.es/

ISA – Investigation, Study, Assay Framework

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From isacommons.org: At the heart of this open source framework is the general-purpose ISA-Tab file format, built on the ‘Investigation’ (the project context), ‘Study’ (a unit of research) and ‘Assay’ (analytical measurement) metadata categories. The extensible, hierarchical structure of this format enables the representation of studies employing one or a combination of technologies, focusing on the… Read more »

SEEK

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The SEEK platform is a web-based resource for sharing heterogeneous scientific research datasets,models or simulations, processes and research outcomes. It preserves associations between them, along with information about the people and organisations involved. Underpinning SEEK is the ISA infrastructure, a standard format for describing how individual experiments are aggregated into wider studies and investigations. Within… Read more »

Dataset Descriptions: HCLS Community Profile

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Access to consistent, high-quality metadata is critical to finding, understanding, and reusing scientific data. The Dataset Descriptions specification describes a consensus among participating stakeholders in health care and the life sciences domain on the description of datasets using the Resource Description Framework (RDF). The reuses existing vocabularies to that extent that it is possible, and… Read more »

RO Bundle (Zip)

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The RO Bundle specification defines a file format for storage and distribution of Research Objects as a ZIP archive; called a Research Object Bundle (RO Bundle). RO Bundles allow capturing a Research Object to a single file or byte-stream by including its manifest, annotations and some or all of its aggregated resources for the purposes of exporting, archiving, publishing and… Read more »