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    RADAR: Building a FAIR and Community Tailored Research Data Repository
    (Hannover : TIB Open Publishing, 2023) Bach, Felix; Soltau, Kerstin; Göller, Sandra; Bonatto Minella, Christian; Hofmann, Stefan
    The research data repository RADAR is designed to support the secure management, archiving, publication and dissemination of digital research data from completed scientific studies and projects. Developed as a collaborative project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) (2013-2016), the system is operated by FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure - and currently serves as a generic cloud service for about 20 universities and non-university research institutions. Since its launch, RADAR has witnessed significant changes in the landscape of research data repositories and the evolving needs of researchers, research communities and institutions. In our presentation within the “Enabling RDM” Track, we will show how RADAR is responding to these dynamic changes. In order to create a sufficiently large user base for the sustainable operation of the system, we have moved RADAR away from its previous single focus on a discipline-agnostic cloud service and towards a demand-driven functional optimisation. In 2021, we introduced an additional operating model for institutions (RADAR Local), where we operate a separate RADAR instance locally at the institution site exclusively using the institutional IT-infrastructure. In 2022 we opened up RADAR to new target groups with community-specific service offerings, in particular in the context of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). Beside the expansion of the functional scope, our ongoing development work focuses also on strengthening the system's support for the FAIR principles [1] and the concepts of FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) [2] and Schema.org. Our presentation will outline recent RADAR developments and achievements as well as future plans thus providing solutions and synergy potential for the scientific community and for other service providers.
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    Digitalizing the Chemical Landscape: A Comprehensive Overview and Progress Report of NFDI4Chem
    (Hannover : TIB Open Publishing, 2023) Koepler, Oliver; Steinbeck, Christoph; Bach, Felix; Herres-Pawlis, Sonja; Jung, Nicole; Liermann, Johannes; Neumann, Steffen; Razum, Matthias
    The Chemistry consortium NFDI4Chem aims to digitalise key steps in chemical research, supporting scientists in managing research data throughout its life cycle. The SmartLab, embedded in a federation of services, integrates various tools such as electronic lab notebooks, data repositories, and search services, to create a smart lab environment for structured data gathering. Utilizing terminology services and adhering to data format standards, NFDI4Chem promotes secure and FAIR data sharing, fostering collaboration and expediting scientific discoveries. This development is supported by community building measures, workshops, and training initiatives, along with collaboration on international minimum information standards.
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    Harmonising, Harvesting, and Searching Metadata Across a Repository Federation
    (Hannover : TIB Open Publishing, 2023) Neumann, Steffen; Bach, Felix; Castro, Leyla Jael; Fischer, Tillmann; Hofmann, Stefan; Huang, Pei-Chi; Jung, Nicole; Katabathuni, Bhavin; Mauz, Fabian; Meier, René; Nainala, Venkata Chandra Sekhar; Rayya, Noura; Steinbeck, Christoph; Koepler, Oliver
    The collection of metadata for research data is an important aspect in the FAIR principles. The schema.org and Bioschemas initiatives created a vocabulary to embed markup for many different types, including BioChemEntity, ChemicalSubstance, Gene, MolecularEntity, Protein, and others relevant in the Natural and Life Sciences with immediate benefits for findability of data packages. To bridge the gap between the worlds of semantic-web-driven JSON+LD metadata on the one hand, and established but separately developed interface services in libraries, we have designed an architecture for harmonising, federating and harvesting metadata from several resources. Our approach is to serve JSON+LD embedded in an XML container through a central OAI-Provider. Several resources in NFDI4Chem provide such domain-specific metadata. The CKAN-based NFDI4Chem search service can harvest this metadata using an OAI-PMH harvester extension that can extract the XML-encapsulated JSON+LD metadata, and has search capabilities relevant in the chemistry domain. We invite the community to collaborate and reach a critical mass of providers and consumers in the NFDI.