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Investigations as Research Objects Within Facilities Science

  • Brian Matthews
  • Vasily Bunakov
  • Catherine Jones
  • Shirley Crompton
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 416)

Abstract

We consider the notion of data publication in the context of large-scale scientific facilities. Dataset publication allows access to and citation of data, but do not provide sufficient context. We propose instead to publish an investigation, a more complete record of the experiment, including details of the context and parameters of the experiment. We relate this investigation to the emerging concept of a research object, and consider how investigation research objects can be constructed to support the more complete publication of facilities science.

Keywords

Research data Research lifecycle Data publication Digital preservation Linked data Research object 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This paper is related to the projects of PaNdata (www.pan-data.eu) collaboration, and SCAPE project supported by the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The authors would like to thank their colleagues for their input for this paper although the views expressed are the views of the authors and not necessarily of the collaboration.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Matthews
    • 1
  • Vasily Bunakov
    • 1
  • Catherine Jones
    • 1
  • Shirley Crompton
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Computing DepartmentScience and Technology Facilities CouncilHarwellUK

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