JIRA Issue

[#XCI-245] Identify and select tools for creating and sharing metadata to enable discovery

[XCI-245] Identify and select tools for creating and sharing metadata to enable discovery Created: 10/23/2017  Updated: 02/19/2021  Resolved: 02/19/2021

Status: Closed
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: None
Fix Version/s: PY8 (Sep '18 - Aug '19), PY9 (Sep '19 - Aug '20)

Type: XCI Evaluation Priority: Major
Reporter: JP Navarro Assignee: Susan Litzinger
Resolution: Done Votes: 0

XCI-543 Evaluate IRODS Sub-task Proposed  
XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-245
Devel Repository:
Use Cases:
DA-02: Prepare data for analysis, DM-05: Manually create metadata for a data object, DM-06: Run a researcher-supplied tool to generate metadata for data objects, DM-07: Automatically extract metadata from data objects, DM-08: Store metadata for later use, DM-09: Search metadata for specific objects of interest, DM-10: Add metadata search features to an application
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
<Activity Lead Name – Last, First> 6 six weeks of effort to lead and implement the activity (required) none
<User Doc Drafter – Last, First> 0.2 one day of effort to draft user documentation (required ) none
TBD (tester) 1 one week of effort to test the software none
... ... .. none
Due by Activity Deliverable
DSR Design document*
TRR Implemented Software Capability
TRR Other type of deliverable
TRR Deployment plan*
TRR Test plan*
TRR User documentation*
TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Deployment Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Track status in meeting: yes
Planned Complete Date:
Susan Litzinger


Use cases DA-02, DM-05, DM-06, DM-07, DM-08, DM-09, and DM-10 all require XSEDE to provide a metadata management function that can be used by researchers to create, store, and search metadata (descriptions of datasets and data objects) while working with scientific data. XSEDE does not currently offer such a function.

XSEDE prioritized the DA-2 Data Preparation use case which describes how users need tools for creating, sharing, and discovery metadata. This activity will identity metadata management tools, evaluate, select, and recommend the ones with the greatest ROI for XSEDE users. We will separately and independently launch activities to integrate each of the selected tools.


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