Project objectives

The objectives of the project are:

  • To map existing schema vocabulary and taxonomy to inform the current baseline data for the project.
  • To engage stakeholders to establish views on current schema and technology capabilities.
  • To consult academia more widely to establish current practice and consensus for the introduction of guidelines and standards in research equipment and facilities publishing vocabulary.
  • To evaluate current systems used in data management and the publishing of research equipment and facilities to establish the capability of these systems to implement the proposed taxonomy and/or vocabularies, including their capability to interoperate with each other.
  • To publish and promote guidelines, recommendations and tools aimed at assisting the academic community in establishing effective mechanisms for research facility and equipment sharing.  

The project also seeks to establish a network and website that will support the equipment sharing agenda across academia.