[ckan4rdm] catalogue of CKAN research data repositories

John Erickson erickj4 at rpi.edu
Fri Aug 8 12:41:54 UTC 2014

Perhaps if CKAN repositories were to...

* Use http://schema.org/DataCatalog to expose catalog metadata...
* Use http://schema.org/Dataset to expose dataset metadata...
* Adopt appropriate values in the metadata elements, to accurately
identify the data as research data, from particular domains...

...then a stand-alone "catalogue" or "good list" of research data
repositories would not be required; rather, "Big Search" (The Google
et.al.) could be used to locate research data with good fidelity.
Alternatively (or in addition), crawlers could be used to extract and
aggregate such metadata to automagically create such a "good list..."


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:17 AM, Heinrich Widmann <widmann at dkrz.de> wrote:
> Hi Vasily,
> Good wuestion, I only know the official list of CKAN portals at
> http://ckan.org/instances/#
> but of course a list 'limited to research data repos' would be helpful.
> Actually I started to list some interesting CKAN portals at the bottom of
> the communities table in the EUDAT wiki.
> Best,
> Heinrich
> Am 08/08/2014 12:05, schrieb vasily.bunakov at stfc.ac.uk:
>> Hi,
>> Please is there any catalogue or a good list of research data repositories
>> based on CKAN? There was a nice compilation made by St Andrews some time ago
>> http://research-computing.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2013/11/27/using-ckan-for-research-data-management/
>> but it had its own scope (technology evaluation), the list of CKAN research
>> implementers in the UK might have expanded since then, also there may be
>> success stories beyond the UK.
>> With kind regards,
>> Vasily Bunakov
>> STFC Scientific Computing
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