The HMC Hubs build a metadata community in their respective research area. They serve and support Helmholtz centers, projects and researchers by providing knowledge about metadata, especially about vocabularies, standards, ontologies, and repositories.
In collaboration with FAIR Data Commons the Energy Hub is engaged in the development of a metadata concept taking into account specific prerequisites of the research area Energy. This is based upon:
The FAIR principles, which provide guidance for Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of data
FAIR Digital Objects (FDO), linking FAIR principles with the concept of Digital Objects
The design and development of interfaces for data access
The use of existing standards, vocabularies, and ontologies
The use of ontologies for the description of research data with metadata support
Providing provenance data together with research data
The use of tools throughout the research data and metadata life cycle
Use cases provide a framework for testing existing concepts and developing new ones. They also contribute significantly to enhancing the expertise available in the Hub. Thus, use cases are also a basis for the creation of training material and the development of corresponding courses for the energy research community.