Use Cases

Use cases are an exercise for testing and refining the general approach towards FAIRification and opening of databases as well as to testing and refining the community platform. Use cases constitute practical commitments for implementation (PCI), i.e. the FAIRification and opening of data. Through exercises, the status quo of FAIR/O data principles in each use case is advanced by:

  • Identifying taxonometric elements and metadata common among different domains of the energy system. Proper metadata will enable separating expert knowledge (and expert interest) from general knowledge and general interest, allowing coarse-grained and fine-grained navigation.
  • Linking these metadata standards to existing metadata standards in other domains. Example: Weather-related data are integral to the efficient operation of PV, wind technology, or district heating. The assignment of geo-tagged information to low carbon energy technology data is thus the way forward. EERAdata will link energy domain metadata with metadata defined by ISO 19115 Geographic Metadata Information
  • Exploring a variety of challenges towards FAIRification and Opening of data. Use cases provide a means to test the EERAdata concept towards FAIRification and the opening of data. Therefore, use cases are chosen to cover, on the one hand, low hanging fruits to demonstrate do-ability, promote the FAIR/O data principle implementation and showing associated benefits for the low carbon energy research community. On the other hand, EERAdata also includes use cases where the concept is challenged, because FAIRification and opening activities are still in their infancy
  • Broad testing and application to enable trans-disciplinary research combining data from different domains and at different scales. Use cases are at the same time selected to cover wider aspects of the low carbon energy transformation, exploring different sub-domains. This ensures a broad testing and application of the FAIR/O ecosystem as well as the community platform

For MetaData Assessment, the following structure was selected.

For a more detailled implementation, please see the following Use Cases.

Name of database Type of metadata provided Extend of metadata provided Level of implementation of FAIR/O principles Frameworks for metadata used Frameworks for metadata used
Which types of metadata are covered? Administrative, descriptive, structural, provenance of data, etc.? Frameworks for metadata Summarize: Is it rich or basic metadata provided for each of the types? Check the Wilkinson criteria for metadata and summarize here. Check the Wilkinson criteria for metadata and summarize here. What framework is used, e.g., controlled vocabulary, taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology? How are metadata implemented? As xml, plain text, RDF, etc.