OSF Fedora Integration, Aussie style!

June 26th, 2017, Natalie Meyers

Brisbane Night

The Center for Open Science, DuraSpace, Johns Hopkins University (through the Data Conservancy), and University of Notre Dame have partnered to address several challenges of data management, workflows, and integration with external repository systems. Current work on “OSF and Fedora: Removing the Barriers between Preservation and Active Research” will be presented June 30 at Open Repositories 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. Rick Johnson, David Wilcox, Sayeed Choudhury, and Jeff Spies will show how the Fedora Repository and the Open Science Framework can interoperate to connect two traditionally disjointed activities: preservation and active research. By removing the gap between the two, archiving and preservation can move from being distinct activities following the active research phase to activities that take place continuously as part of researchers’ existing workflows. This work enables the true mission of preservation by facilitating reuse and retrieval of archived data and materials into subsequent research projects. 

Rick Johnson is program co-director for the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program and head of Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions at University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries and a Visiting Program Officer for SHARE.  David Wilcox is Product Manager for the Fedora Project at DuraspaceSayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Jeffrey Spies is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Center for Open Science.


For some context, this Data Conservancy video on “Data curation, archiving, and access with the Data Conservancy, Fedora, and Open Science Framework” illustrates the utility of cross platform interoperability between Fedora and OSF as well as the role of API-X. 

Interoperability between Fedora and OSF can provide actionable preservation for data at risk. Data Conservancy’s video on “Using a Fedora institutional repository to preserve rescued data in OSF projects” shows how a Fedora-based institutional repository can be leveraged to provide preservation services for content stored within an OSF project. JHU has developed tools for exporting the business objects from the OSF as archival packages. When data is ingested into an institutional repository and represented as RDF-linked data, repository services can act on the content within OSF projects in support of preservation, data mining, and other value-added activities.

In addition to this presentation, there will be several other Fedora Repository-related sessions during the week at Open Repositories: 

You can Learn more about  Fedora, who’s using Fedora, and see documentation for developers and view past presentations on the Fedora website.

Researchers inside and outside the OSF benefit from the framework’s interoperability with other repository platforms like Fedora, tools and storage allowing them to access, share, and analyze their data.  Users of the Open Science Framework experience the benefits of its interoperability with 3rd-party services through a variety of integrations and add-ons enabled by the OSF’s open API and services layer. 

Meeting researchers where they are and connecting to services they use today is key to the way the Open Science Framework supports the research lifecycle.  Want to know more or develop an integration or add-on? We have an OSF API public project for sharing examples and receiving feedback for the public OSF API. Developers there can find Quick links to the API Dev Docs, see examples, and a typical workflow

If you are interested in integrating with the OSF, we want to hear from you! Please contact support@osf.io.

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