Incrementally building FAIR Digital Objects with Specimen Data Refinery workflows

Oliver Woolland, Paul Brack, Stian Soiland-reyes, Ben Scott, Laurence Livermore

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Specimen Data Refinery (SDR) is a developing platform for automating transcription of specimens from natural history collections. SDR is based on computational workflows and digital twins using FAIR Digital Objects.

We show our recent experiences with building SDR using the Galaxy workflow system and combining two FDO methodologies with open digital specimens (openDS) and RO-Crate data packaging. We suggest FDO improvements for incremental building of digital objects in computational workflows.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere94349
JournalResearch Ideas and Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022
EventFirst International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects: Turning the Internet into a meaningful data space - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Oct 202228 Oct 2022
Conference number: 1


  • FDO
  • research object
  • RO-Crate
  • computational workflow
  • Galax
  • openDS
  • specimen
  • digitization


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