Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

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From Wikipedia: ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors. This addresses the problem that a particular author’s contributions to the scientific literature can be hard to electronically recognize as most personal names are not unique, they can change (such as with marriage), have cultural differences in name order, contain inconsistent use of first-name abbreviations… 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 »

Minimum Information Model

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Minimum Information Checklists (MICs) exist primarily in the Life Sciences as a means of describing a required set of data and metadata in the reporting of a particular class of experiment or type of data. The Biosharing initiative for example currently lists 60+ checklists detailing the report requirements for wide array of Biological experimental data. The motivation… Read more »