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Metadata for Researchers and Lego for Reproducibility

Metadata for Researchers and Lego for Reproducibility In-Person

Metadata is data about data, and it is a key enabler of FAIR and Open Data. For data to be FAIR the associated metadata must be unambiguous and well described to facilitate the discovery, interoperability and reuse of data. Metadata can be human and machine readable and come in a variety of types depending on the object they are identifying or describing.  Metadata can take the form of ontologies, controlled vocabularies and schema but can also include things like file formats, persistent identifiers, licensing and documentation. During this workshop we will hear about the value of metadata to a FAIR data ecosystem, different types of metadata and some examples of metadata standards. We will use Lego to look at the difference between structured and unstructured metadata and how you can use metadata to ensure your data outputs are reproducible. Using the Lego we will look at how metadata is capture, recorded and disseminated and how you can incorporate metadata capture into your own work.  

Lego for Reproducibility game based on Donaldson, M.  and Mahon, M.  (2019) LEGO® Metadata for Reproducibility game pack. University of Glasgow. (doi:10.36399/gla.pubs.196477).

Related LibGuide: Research Data Service by Aoife Coffey

Thursday, November 23, 2023
10:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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Deborah Thorpe

Research Services,
Boole Library,
University College Cork


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Aoife Coffey

Research Services
Q+2 Boole Library,
University College Cork