During her carreer, probably every scientist comes to the point where an aggregation of potentially diverse resources is required. May it be measurements of the same sample using different instruments, linking a publication to a certain dataset or providing data, source code and analysis results in a citable manner. The RDA Working Group on Research Data Collections (RDC) has identified the need for leveraging such aggregations in a unified, cross-community way as for sure, each research data management platform offers aggregations in a certain way, but without paying too much attention on interoperability and reusability aspects of such resource collections.
In order to overcome this gap, the RDC WG formulated recommendations on how to build up cross-community Research Data Collection Registries taking into account other RDA recommendations like PID Information Types and Type Registries. The final recommendation was published in 2017 together with some first adoptions. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the department „Data Exploitation Methods“ (DEM), which is part of the local computing center „Steinbuch Centre for Computing“, took up the recommendations and implemented a fully featured version of a Collection Registry that is in the meantime available in version 1.1.
The poster describes the adoption and full implementation of the Collection Registry which is based on the output of the RDA Working Group on Research Data Collections. It introduces the current implementation of the recommendation and elaborate adaptions, e.g. ETag support and pagination, made compared to the final output of the WG.
Furthermore, the poster will present possible usage scenarios and future plans involving the use of the Collection Registry. This work has been supported by the research program ‘Engineering Digital Futures’ of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration Platform.