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ready Open Data for Access and Mining Structural Metadata

Abbreviation: ODAM Structural Metadata

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Open Data for Access and Mining (ODAM) Structural Metadata is a format describing how the metadata should be formatted and what should be included to ensure ODAM compliance for a data set. To comply with this format, two metadata files in TSV format are required in addition to the data file(s). These two files describe the metadata of the dataset, which includes descriptions of measures and structural metadata like references between tables. It is this latter format that is described in this record. The metadata lets non-expert users explore and visualize your data. By making data interoperable and reusable by both humans and machines, it also encourages data dissemination according to FAIR principles. The structural metadata is specified in section three of the listed homepage.

How to cite this record ODAM Structural Metadata; Open Data for Access and Mining Structural Metadata; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 8, 2021, 1:22 p.m.; Last accessed: Jul 29 2021 8:58 a.m.

Publication for citation  Making experimental data tables in the life sciences more FAIR: a pragmatic approach Daniel Jacob , Romain David, Sophie Aubin, Yves Gibon; Gigascience ; 2020; 10.1093/gigascience/giaa144;

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Record added: July 2, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
Record updated: Feb. 8, 2021, 1:10 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Making experimental data tables in the life sciences more FAIR: a pragmatic approach

Daniel Jacob , Romain David, Sophie Aubin, Yves Gibon
Gigascience 2020

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Portail Data INRAE
Portail Data INRAE is offered by INRAE as part of its mission to open the results of its research. INRAE is Europe’s top agricultural research institute and the world’s number two centre for the agricultural sciences. Data INRAE will share research data in relation to food, nutrition, agriculture and environment. It includes experimental, simulation and observation data, omics data, survey and text data. Only data produced by or in collaboration with INRAE will be hosted in the repository, but anyone can access the metadata and the open data. Data INRAE is built on software from the Dataverse Project.

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