D2.6 First reference implementation of the data repositories features

Claudia Behnke, Kees Burger, Yann Le Franc, Wim Hugo, Pekka Järveläinen, Jessica Parland-Von Essen, Gerard Peter Coen

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This document is the second report from Task 2.2 of the FAIRsFAIR project. It demonstrates how the
features for FAIR enabling repositories (Behnke et al., 2020) are put into practice by building a FAIR
Data Point (FDP) prototype 1 based on the DCAT2 data model, which is an RDF vocabulary designed
to facilitate interoperability between data catalogues published on the Web.
The root of the FAIRsFAIR reference implementation is a FAIR Data Point. In general, it serves three

It allows a repository or any other holder or editor2 of data to expose metadata in a FAIR manner, with a strong focus on the F, A, and R as described in the FAIR Principles (Wilkinson et al., 2016)
A consumer or viewer of the data can discover information that is stored in it.
It is optimised to interact with humans and machines.
The first chapter gives a recap on the motivation and maps requirements from Behnke et al. (2020)
to the prototype. The second chapter explains the reference implementation’s technical details,
while the third describes the DCAT2 data model. In the fourth chapter, the authors analyse the
community uptake, and in the fifth and last chapter, an outlook is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2021


  • FAIR
  • FAIR Data Point
  • open data


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