As part of our new ANDS initiative (Connecting Data to Services
), the ANDS Development team has proposed functionality to enable advanced users to register metadata about digital assets (effectively item-level collection data) which will be displayed in Research Data Australia under the "Data" heading on the top right of the record view page.
Over the next twelve months ANDS is soliciting input into possible ways of connecting data held in one location (e.g. on an RDSI Node) and described in Research Data Australia to services that may be hosted in a third location (e.g. on a Nectar research cloud) so as to let a user do something with that data simply. This something might be as simple as downloading it or it might be a set of online service orchestrations to integrate or visualise the data. Since we think that connecting services to data will make that data more valuable, ANDS is investigating what we can do from within our registry system and Research Data Australia (RDA) to encourage, enable, and facilitate this connection. It is an opportunity for the eResearch community to help us test some different approaches and offer feedback. This is your chance to connect your data to existing services and help shape future ANDS services or enhancements.
The investigation focuses on how to help users of Research Data Australia to easily find and apply online services (e.g. NeCTAR eResearch tools or Virtual Laboratory components) to data that is described in RDA and accessible on institutional and national storage infrastructure (e.g. RDSI). A first step is to investigate how best to flag that the data is open and accessible online.
The results of the investigation will inform ANDS approaches to interface design, encoding standards, and service interoperability architecture.
We encourage interested parties to please contact ANDS staff, or email email@example.com
to register your interest.This guide is illustrative only and is currently only supported in the development branch of the ANDS Registry code. No warranty is made as to the support of this functionality in Research Data Australia or in future releases of the ANDS software.This thread is locked for comments - please post questions, answers or suggestions in the General Discussion forum