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ready Research Object Crate

Abbreviation: RO-Crate

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RO-Crate is a community effort to establish a lightweight approach to packaging research data with their metadata. It is based on annotations in JSON-LD, and aims to make best-practice in formal metadata description accessible and practical for use in a wide variety of situations. An RO-Crate is a structured archive of all the items that contributed to the research outcome, including their identifiers, provenance, relations and annotations.


Countries that developed this resource Australia , Belgium , Germany , Netherlands , Poland , Republic of Ireland , Spain , United Kingdom , United States

Created in 2019

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How to cite this record RO-Crate; Research Object Crate; DOI:; Last edited: March 10, 2021, 1:08 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 7:06 a.m.

Publication for citation  A lightweight approach to research object data packaging Eoghan Ó Carragáin; Carole Goble; Peter Sefton; Stian Soiland-Reyes; Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC2019) ; 2019; 10.5281/zenodo.3250687;

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A lightweight approach to research object data packaging

Eoghan Ó Carragáin; Carole Goble; Peter Sefton; Stian Soiland-Reyes
Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC2019) 2019

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