The ontology Metadata4Ing is developed within the NFDI Consortium NFDI4Ing with the aim of providing a thorough framework for the semantic description of research data, with a particular focus on engineering sciences and neighbouring disciplines. This ontology allows a description of the whole data generation process (experiment, observation, simulation), embracing the object of investigation, all sample and data manipulation procedures, a summary of the data files and the information contained, and all personal and institutional roles. The subordinate classes and relations can be built according to the two principles of inheritance and modularity. "Inheritance" means that a subclass inherits all properties of its superordinate class, possibly adding some new ones. Modularity means that all expansions are independent of each other; this makes possible for instance to generate expanded ontologies for any possible combinations of method × object of research.

engineering science ontology
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Giacomo Lanza   0000-0002-2239-3955   Zack-83
Identifier Space Owner
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Metadata4Ing should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
Method   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Metadata4Ing should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Charles Tapley Hoyt   0000-0003-4423-4370   cthoyt
Metaregistry Metadata4Ing

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for this resource with 3 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BARTOC Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications logo bartoc 20402
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.f8b3ec
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata Q111516803

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE m4i:Method is used to demonstrate the provides available for this resource. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Metadata4Ing m4i
Bioregistry bioregistry