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Data sources are EOSC Resources and a subclass of EOSC Services whose specific purpose is to offer deposition, preservation, curation, discovery, access, and usage statistics functionalities to collections of EOSC Research Product Scientific Products from a thematic or cross-discipline perspective.

EOSC Data Sources include Repositories, Catalogues of Research Products, Scientific Databases, Aggregators, Journal sites, Publisher sites, CRIS Systems, and Research Entity Registries. Due to their special role of Research Product “keepers” across or within specific communities, they deserve a special mention in the EOSC resource information model.

Data sources store, preserve, and support discovery and access to metadata, files, and data relative to publications, research data, research software, and other research products; their scope extends also to other types of research entities, as in the case of registries of researchers, organizations, projects, and data sources (see examples below); Data sources can be “hybrid” in terms of content, as they may offer access to a variety of research product or entity types, and in terms of intended users and jurisdiction; Similarly to the EOSC Service Catalogue, the Data Source catalogue should interoperate with thematic RI data source catalogues; Data source onboarding ensures that the quality of the metadata records of the given data sources respect EOSC research product profiles.

The EOSC Portal Data Source Profile is described in detail in the following table.

Code

Attribute Name

Description

Type

Multiplicity

Required

Data Source Policies

DS1.1

Submission policy URL

This policy provides a comprehensive framework for the contribution of research products. Criteria for submitting content to the repository as well as product preparation guidelines can be stated. Concepts for quality assurance may be provided.

URL

0..1

R

DS1.2

Preservation policy URL

This policy provides a comprehensive framework for the long-term preservation of the research products. Principles aims and responsibilities must be clarified. An important aspect is the description of preservation concepts to ensure the technical and conceptual utility of the content

URL

0..1

R

DS1.3

Version control

If data versioning is supported: the data source explicitly allows the deposition of different versions of the same object

Boolean

1

O

DS1.4

Persistent Identity Systems

The persistent identifier systems that are used by the Data Source to identify the EntityType it supports

 

0..n

R

DS1.4.1

Persistent Identity EntityType

Specify the EntityType to which the persistent identifier is referring to.

Vocabulary: Research Entity Type

1

M

DS1.4.2

Persistent Identity EntityType Scheme

Specify the list of persistent identifier schemes used to refer to EntityTypes

Vocabulary: Persistent Identity Scheme

1..n

M

Data Source content

DS2.1

Jurisdiction

The property defines the jurisdiction of the users of the data source, based on the vocabulary for this property

Vocabulary: Jurisdiction

1

M

DS2.2

Data Source Classification

The specific type of the data source based on the vocabulary defined for this property

Vocabulary: DataSourceClassification

1

M

DS2.3

Research Entity Types

The types of OpenAIRE entities managed by the data source, based on the vocabulary for this property

Vocabulary: Research Entity Type

1..n

M

DS2.4

Thematic

Boolean value specifying if the data source is dedicated to a given discipline or is instead discipline agnostic

Boolean

1

M

Research Product policies

DS3.1

Research Product Licensing

Licenses under which the research products contained within the data sources can be made available. Repositories can allow a license to be defined for each research product, while for scientific databases the database is typically provided under a single license.

 

0..n

R

DS3.1.1

Research Product License Name

 

String

1

M

DS3.1.2

Research Product License URL

 

URL

1

M

DS3.2

Research Product Access Policy

 

Vocabulary: COAR Access Rights 1.0

0..n

R

Research Product Metadata

DS4.1

Research Product Metadata Licensing

Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository:
Access and re-use of metadata

 

0..1

R

DS4.1.1

Research Product Metadata License Name

 

String

1

M

DS4.1.2

Research Product Metadata License URL

 

URL

1

M

DS4.2

Research Product Metadata Access Policy

 

Vocabulary: COAR Access Rights 1.0

0..n

R