Interoperability Standards - Digital Objects in Their Own Right

Octobre 2016

Publié le 8 novembre 2016, par Thérèse Hameau

Executive summary

Interoperability standards enable the operational processes underlying exchange and sharing of information between different systems to ensure all digital research outputs are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, according to the FAIR principles1. Among the interoperability standards, one category focuses on the descriptions (or metadata) of digital objects. Within this category there are content standards, which opens datasets to transparent interpretation, verification and exchange.


Providing an introduction to the landscape of standards, this report focuses on the wealth of content standards available in the life and biomedical sciences, introducing their life cycle and the ecosystem of stakeholders and initiatives. The report also highlights a number of technical, social a financial pain points, which must be addressed if we are to realize a vision of integrable content standards that seamlessly become part of the research and data management enterprise of the future.


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