The biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem (bioCADDIE) consortium solicits Pilot Project proposals for developing a metadata harvester for the data discovery index (DDI). bioCADDIE is part of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, and is committed to building a prototype DDI to facilitate dataset search and provide location, association, and access condition information.
The proposals are expected to demonstrate the feasibility of using embedded metadata (e.g., using microdata on html pages that follows schema.org specifications) to describe datasets residing in data repositories and data bases or described in data papers. Projects may:
- evaluate structured data schemas for embedding metadata on websites (e.g., schema.org, DCAT, etc.),
- partner with existing repositories to expose their metadata utilizing an appropriate data schema via Microdata, RDFa, JSON-LD, or other suitable micro-formats,
- explore mechanisms for extracting metadata,
- provide mechanisms for validation of dataset metadata exposed in microformats.
Applications are welcome from any organization where a subcontract to the University of California can be executed and are due by August 31, 2015 at midnight (PDT). The anticipated start date is October 1, 2015.
For more information on project guidelines and the application process, visit https://biocaddie.org/participate/request-application-pilot-project-harvester.