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White Paper on Research Data Service Discoverability

Institute of Information Science and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2-4, 07743 Jena, Germany
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology—Hellas (FORTH), N. Plastira 100, Vasilika Voytwn, GR-700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Publications 2017, 5(1), 1;
Received: 12 December 2016 / Accepted: 19 December 2016 / Published: 23 December 2016
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This White Paper reports the outcome of a Workshop on “Research Data Service Discoverability” held in the island of Santorini (GR) on 21–22 April 2016 and organized in the context of the EU funded Project “RDA-E3”. The Workshop addressed the main technical problems that hamper an efficient and effective discovery of Research Data Services (RDSs) based on appropriate semantic descriptions of their functional and non-functional aspects. In the context of this White Paper, by RDSs are meant those data services that manipulate/transform research datasets for the purpose of gaining insight into complicated issues. In this White Paper, the main concepts involved in the discovery process of RDSs are defined; the RDS discovery process is illustrated; the main technologies that enable the discovery of RDSs are described; and a number of recommendations are formulated for indicating future research directions and making an automatic RDS discovery feasible. View Full-Text
Keywords: Research Data; Research Data Service (RDS); RDS Metadata; RDS Publication; RDS Catalogue; Service-Level Agreement (SLA) Research Data; Research Data Service (RDS); RDS Metadata; RDS Publication; RDS Catalogue; Service-Level Agreement (SLA)

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