Ref: SEMIN-2022-0007

How virtual observatories facilitates good data management

Delouille, Veronique

Seminar presented at STCE on 2021-06-24

Abstract: Appropriate data management facilitates knowledge discovery by ensuring (meta)data are made as widely available as possible. Funding agencies are therefore increasingly concerned with long term data stewardship, including a.o. data access, preservation, and reliability. In this seminar, we present the FAIR (Find-Access-Interoperate-Reuse) principles that may act as a guide towards good data management. While the FAIR principles were defined precisely in 2016, virtual observatories (VO) along with international standards are being developed since over a decade. We will show how these VOs are inherently designed to meet the FAIR principles, and we will introduce one VO standard for data access, the Table Access Protocol (TAP). This protocol lies at the heart of the VESPA (Virtual European Solar and Planetary Access) VO, which aims at facilitating data access and at connecting science tools from different institutions.

Keyword(s): data-management ; FAIR ; open-science ; Virtual-observatory ; TAP
Note: Slides are available internally at https://gitlab-as.oma.be/SIDC/DepartmentCoordination/datamanagementwg/-/wikis/DaMa-seminars

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
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Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

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