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.

academy engineering science metadata ontology
Homepage Repository OWL RDF Request Discussion
Dorothea Iglezakis   0000-0002-8524-0569   doigl
Identifier Space Owner
Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur
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 5 mappings to external registries for this resource with 4 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
LOV Linked Open Vocabularies logo lov m4i
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata Q111516803
Zazuko Zazuko Prefix Server logo zazuko m4i

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier Method is used to demonstrate the providers available for Metadata4Ing. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Metadata4Ing m4i
Bioregistry bioregistry