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Research Object Crate (RO-Crate)

RO-Crate has been established as a community effort to practically achieve FAIR packaging of research objects (digital objects like data, methods, software, etc.) with their structured metadata. RO-Crate is based on well-established Web standards and FAIR principles. For its common metadata representations, RO-Crate builds on schema.org, a mature and general mark-up vocabulary used by search engines including Google Dataset Search. RO-Crate libraries are available for Javascript, Python, Ruby and Java, and in addition any RDF tooling supporting JSON-LD can be used (e.g. for knowledge graphs).

Who is the service for

Level at which the tool/solution/approach is intended to be used

Data service provider, Repository developer, Researchers, FAIR tooling

Main users: Research Software Engineer

Expertise needed: No specific expertise needed.

Contact information

FAIR Impact FAIR Implementation team