Recommendations for publishing structure metadata on the web

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05 Aug 2021
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 
  • Introduce the group to new RDA members

  • Introduce the group final report:  Guidelines for publishing structured metadata on the web

  • Q/A and demo of some recommendations from the guidelines

Meeting agenda: 


When: Thursday 4th of November 2021 at 14:00 - 15:30 UTC - Breakout 5

Collaborative session notes:

  • Introduction to the group and final report (20 mins)

  • Mapping between ISO19115 and DataCite to (15 mins)

  • Breakout rooms + report (40 + 10 mins)

    • Q/A room. There would be a list of candidate questions to start the discussion, participants can also submit questions ahead or during the session. 

    • Developer room,  use of a SHACL to validate structured data.

  • Closing remarks (5 mins)

Target Audience: 
  • Anyone (especially data repository/catalogue manager/developer/operator) who is interested and would like to know more about how to publish and get their data discoverable via the web architecture.

  • Anyone who is interested in building knowledge graphs or any innovative data discovery applications on aggregated research data resources.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

This working group aims at providing a framework to complement, build on and extend efforts such as, as well as supporting communities in applying and extending the core vocabulary for describing research datasets and related resources. 

The planned outputs include: 

  • Crosswalks collection: a generic ‘conceptual data model’ with essential types and properties for research data discovery over the web. The model will be built on,,, DCAT, DDI-DISCO and SSN schemas from some representative research domains, and data discovery use cases. A research domain can map their schema to the conceptual model when they publish data to the web or exchange metadata between data portals/repositories.

  • Guidelines for publishing metadata landing pages with structured data markup and how to customise the research schemas for targeted domains with examples.

  • Toolings for making the implementation easier if resources are available. This could include collecting and cataloguing tools that generate, validate and parse & DCAT markup, etc.

Short Group Status: 

The group submitted the final report on 15 June 2021, the group became maintenance group since then

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Douglas Fils, Adam Shepherd, Stephen M. Richard, Leyla Jael G. Castro