Welcome to the Scientific Data Curation at U.Porto project homepage.
This was an experiment developed at U.Porto, which aimed to identify the scientific data curation needs at the university and the main problems in establishing a multi-disciplinary data curation platform.
U.Porto already offers a shared publications repository platform. The Open Repository of U.Porto is designed for depositing and disseminating the scientific production of the academic community.
In June 2011 a presentation at IASSIST by Cristina Ribeiro and Eugénia Matos Fernandes, “Data Curation at U.Porto: Identifying current practices across disciplinary domains”, has referenced the project setup plan.
U.Porto has created an informative video presenting the institutional framework for the data repository. It includes three demonstration videos which highlight the curation process, data exploration and dataset search in the experimental repository. These videos are also shown in the Demonstration Videos section.
- Gather & Catalogue Datasets
- Determine & Specify Use Cases
- Build Prototype Repository Platform
- Represent Datasets in the developed Platform
The following is a set of basic references on data curation, grouped by their parent subjects.
|The Data Curation Continuum||Data Curation Challenges||A. Treolar, D. Groenewegen et al.||2007|
|Data Asset Framework Methodology||Guidelines & Policies||Jones, Ross et al.||2009|
|Scientific Data Application Profile Scoping Study Report||Repository Data Models & Metadata Profiles||Alexander Ball||2009|
|The Conundrum of Sharing Research Data||Overview on the issues related to sharing research data||Christine L. Borgman||2011|
|Os Repositórios da Dados Científicos: Estado da Arte (in Portuguese)||SOTA on Scientific Data Repositories for RCAAP||Cristina Ribeiro, Eloy Rodrigues et al.||2010|
|DSpace Documentation (1.7)||DSpace System Documentation||Tim Donohue||2010|
For the full list of references, please refer to the References page.
A short analysis on this subject is displayed in the About Data Curation section.