The FISH.link project website is now online. FISH.link is a collaboration between the University of Manchester School of Computer Science, the Freshwater Biological Association, King’s College London Centre for e-Research and Queen Mary, University of London River Communities Group funded under JISC’s Managing Research Data Programme. The project overview is as follows:
Motivated by the large quantity of diverse data in the freshwater biology community, FISH.Link will provide a demonstrator of the benefits of publishing data by illustrating how data can be combined, repurposed and reused with attribution and provenance information to promote data sharing. The project intends to support the sharing and integration of research data through the application of lightweight vocabularies and vocabulary mapping, facilitating integration of data sets, and moving towards the Web of Data that forms the current Linked Open Data vision.
A case study that addresses a real scientific question will be used to provide motivation, requirements and support evaluation.
FISH.link will produce tools that allow fresh water biologists to publish data in to the Linked Data Cloud. These tools will be integrated into the FISHnet platform that supports the data life cycle in fresh water science and will use SKOS for the representation of vocabularies.
The project will run for 12 months until July 2011.