Tips and Hints: Summary
Horizon Europe has been clear on its policy for Open Data:
-data must be open as soon as possible and closed as necessary
– its mandatory to a project have a Data Management Plan (DMP)
The DMP can be a very difficult challenge to handle, even with tools such as ARGOS.
Sometimes some tips and hints can help you understand and create a proper DMP.
Today’s Tip and hint: Metadata
Metadata can sometimes be confusing and that leads researchers to ask questions.
Metadata? What’s that?
Metadata is data information of data.
Is it really necessary?
Why do you need it?
To describe the data that you’re depositing in a repository.
What? What do you mean with that?
Well, the resulting data of projects funded by Horizon Europe must follow the FAIR principles and metadata is important to comply with the Findable principle.
Filename – BillytheDog.jpg
Filetype – jpg
Name– Billy the Dog
Age- 1 month
Date – November 24th 2023
Ok, then what?
To make the data findable you must use metadata like dates, name of the author of the data, filetypes, etc.
Lets look at an example. See the dog as the data and the info in the text box as metadata. Through the metadata its more easy to find the data dedicated to the dog,which can be his behaviour patterns, his eating habits and sleeping schedule, hence the necessity of metadata to comply with the FAIR principles and to describe the data.
With the metadata, the public can use keywords like dog, Billy and age to find the data related to the dog’s data that they are searching.