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Data and Research Objects Planning and Management for Linked Open Science

Edited by: 

Dr. Leyla Jael Castro
ZB Med Informationa Centre for Life Sciences, Germany

Dr. Nuria Queralt-Rosinach
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Data-driven research follows a cycle involving data as well as other research/digital objects such as publications, tools (e.g. software and workflows) or knowledge transfer (e.g. training materials, tutorials, guidelines) together with metadata enrichment and FAIRification processes. To succesfully follow this cycle, we need research objects management plans supporting the findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) principles, i.e., rather than static documents, we need machine-actionable plans enriched with metadata as well as meaningful links other relevant research objects and their corresponding management plans (including FAIRification). Additional elements should be taken into account to also support Data Spaces/Ecosystems as well as Open Science. This collection welcomes contributions on data and research objects management plans, FAIRification supporting Open Science, and research supporting open and transparent digital research ecosystems.


  1. Open Science Graphs (OSGs) are scientific knowledge graphs representing different entities of the research lifecycle (e.g. projects, people, research outcomes, institutions) and the relationships among them. T...

    Authors: Elli Papadopoulou, Alessia Bardi, George Kakaletris, Diamadis Tziotzios, Paolo Manghi and Natalia Manola
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2023 14:17
  2. The majority of available datasets in open government data are statistical. They are widely published by various governments to be used by the public and data consumers. However, most open government data port...

    Authors: Enayat Rajabi, Rishi Midha and Jairo Francisco de Souza
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2023 14:4
  3. The concept of Data Management Plan (DMP) has emerged as a fundamental tool to help researchers through the systematical management of data. The Research Data Alliance DMP Common Standard (DCS) working group d...

    Authors: João Cardoso, Leyla J. Castro, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Marie C. Jacquemot, Marek Suchánek, Tomasz Miksa and José Borbinha
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2022 13:21
  4. The European Platform on Rare Disease Registration (EU RD Platform) aims to address the fragmentation of European rare disease (RD) patient data, scattered among hundreds of independent and non-coordinating re...

    Authors: Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, Mark D. Wilkinson, Pablo Alarcón Moreno, Nirupama Benis, Ronald Cornet, Bruna dos Santos Vieira, Michel Dumontier, César Henrique Bernabé, Annika Jacobsen, Clémence M. A. Le Cornec, Mario Prieto Godoy, Núria Queralt-Rosinach, Leo J. Schultze Kool, Morris A. Swertz, Philip van Damme, K. Joeri van der Velde…
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2022 13:9
  5. Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are used to document experiments and investigations in the wet-lab. Protocols in ELNs contain a detailed description of the conducted steps including the necessary inform...

    Authors: Max Schröder, Susanne Staehlke, Paul Groth, J. Barbara Nebe, Sascha Spors and Frank Krüger
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2022 13:4