Outils d'aide à la description de jeux de données

Le site Web du Digital Curation Center (DCC) et celui du Research Data Alliance (RDA) recensent, en plus des standards de métadonnées, des outils d'aide à la description des métadonnées. Il s’agit de logiciels permettant d’obtenir ou de stocker des métadonnées selon un standard donné.

Le répertoire du RDA propose une classification de ces outils par discipline, dont les sciences de la vie :

  • Darwin Core Archive Assistant
    A web application that offers data publishers wishing to serve to the GBIF network an easy interface for describing data elements as basic text files, composing an appropriate XML Darwin Core descriptor file to accompany them.
  • Darwin Core Archive Validator
    A tool to validate XML metadata against the Darwin Core Text Guidelines.
  • Integrated Publishing Toolkit
    A software platform using Darwin Core and EML to facilitate the efficient publishing of biodiversity data on the Internet, using the GBIF network.
  • ISA Software Suite
    The open source ISA metadata tracking tools facilitate ISA-TAB-compliant collection, curation, local management and reuse of datasets in an increasingly diverse set of life science domains.
  • Morpho
    An application for accessing and manipulating metadata and data (both locally and on the network), with wizards creating metadata files using a subset of Ecological Metadata Language (EML).

Références

1.  Eynden, V. van den, Corti, L., Woollard, M., Bishop, L., Horton, & UK Data Archive. (2011). Managing and sharing data: best practice for researchers (Third edition.). Colchester: UK Data Archive.

2.  Green, T. (2009). We Need Publishing Standards for Datasets and Data Tables. OECD Publishing White Papers. OECD Publishing.

3. White, E., Baldridge, E., Brym, Z., Locey, K., McGlinn, D., & Supp, S. (2013). Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 6(2). doi: 10.4033/iee.2013.6b.6.f