A Lightweight Method of Metadata and Data Management with DataNet

  • Daniel Harężlak
  • Marek Kasztelnik
  • Maciej Pawlik
  • Bartosz Wilk
  • Marian Bubak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8500)


Scientific computation is a source of many large data sets, which are often structured in a non-interoperable manner. Data and metadata are stored on computing infrastructures or local computers in databases or in files. The discoverability and verifiability of published results represented by such data are poorly established. It is also difficult to manage access to data by applying permission granting mechanisms in the available file systems or databases. Moreover, accessibility of data from external systems is limited by security restrictions imposed by storage facilities. In this paper we present a novel method for managing scientific data, addressing the aforementioned issues by providing a web-based data model management interface, which supports design of metadata structures and their relation to data stored in files, exposing REST-based repositories for data recording and providing easy access level configuration to limit data visibility during the publication process. The method implemented by DataNet tools exploits one of the available PaaS platforms. We present a typical use case scenario and provide an evaluation of DataNet deployment in the PL-Grid Infrastructure.


data management metadata recording storage infrastructures data sharing discoverability reproducibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Harężlak
    • 1
  • Marek Kasztelnik
    • 1
  • Maciej Pawlik
    • 1
  • Bartosz Wilk
    • 1
  • Marian Bubak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ACC Cyfronet AGHAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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