Adoption of Recommendations


Recommendation - Short description & Impact

Recommendation details


Brokering Governance

Sustainable Business Models for Brokering Middleware to support Research Interoperability

Discusses the strengths and weakness of five classes of business models in the context of long-term sustainment of brokering middleware

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  • Danube Data Infrastructure



Data Citation

Scalable Dynamic-data Citation Methodology 

Supports accurate citation of data subjected to change, for the efficient processing of data and linking from publications.

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Data Description Registry Interoperability

Data Description Registry Interoperability Model

Provides researchers a mechanism to connect datasets in various data repositories based on various models such as co-authorship, joint funding, grants, etc.

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Data Foundation and Terminology

Basic Vocabulary of Foundational Terminology Query Tool

Ensures researchersapply a common core data model when organising their data and thus making data accessible and re-usable

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Data Type Registries

Data Type Model and Registry

Ensures data producers classify their data sets in standard data types, allowing data users to automatically identify instruments to process and visualise the data

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Metadata standards directory

Metadata Standards Directory

Enables discovery of metadata standards for documenting research data, regardless of academic discipline, and addresses issues related to coverage, ease of maintenance and sustainability.

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PID Information Types

Persistent Identifier Type Registry

Defines standard core PID information types to enable simplified verification of data identity and integrity

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API docs

Practical Policy

Machine Actionable Policy Templates

Can be used to enforce management, automate administrative tasks, validate assessment criteria, and automate scientific analyses

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RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World 

Framework for Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing

A framework to run a series of Summer Schools in Data Science and data sharing in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

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RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics

Bibliometric Indicators for Data Publishing

Improvement in quality and frequency of data citations, resulting in an increase in availability, quality of data.

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RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services

An open, Universal literature-data cross-linking service

Improving visibility, discoverability, re-use and reproducibility by bringing existing article/data links together, normalize them using a common schema, and expose the full set as an open service

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DLI Service


RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows

Workflows for Research Data Publishing: Models and Key Components

Assists research communities in understanding options for data publishing workflows and increases awareness of emerging standards and best practices. 

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Repository Audit and Certification / DSA–WDS Partnership

Repository Audit and Certification Catalogues

Creates harmonized Common Procedures  for certification of repositories at the basic level, drawing from the procedures already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU­WDS)

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Wheat Data Interoperability

Wheat Data Interoperability Guidelines, Ontologies and User Cases

Helps researchers create, manage and exchange wheat data.

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Wheat data guidelines

Wheat data vocabularies portal