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StatDCAT application profile for data portals in Europe

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Description

The StatDCAT-AP aims to deliver specifications and tools that enhance interoperability between descriptions of statistical data sets within the statistical domain and between statistical data and open data portals.

 

StatDCAT-AP Version 1.0.0 is now available

Find out more here.

 

The work for the development of the specification started in February 2016, and lasted until December 2016, when the comments from the public review were addressed. The members of the Working Group met remotely five times, and once in person in May 2016.

 

Meetings of the StatDCAT-AP Working Group

The creation of the StatDCAT-AP will be coordinated by an open Working Group, which will meet on a periodic basis. The following meetings took place:

  • February 5, 2016

Kick-off meeting of the working group (Familiarisation webinar)
For more information including the minutes, the agenda and the presentation of the meeting, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/148772.

  • March 11, 2016

1st virtual meeting of the working group

For more information including the minutes, the agenda and the presentation of the meeting, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/149375

  • April 15, 2016

2nd virtual meeting of the working group 

For more information including the minutes, the agenda and the presentation of the meeting, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/150273

  • May 13, 2016

Face to face and 3rd vrtual meeting of the working group

For more information, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/151221

  • June 3, 2016

4th vrtual meeting of the working group

For more information, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/151223

  • November 14, 2016

5th virtual meeting of the working group

For more information, please refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/152408

 

>>The list of people that participated in the WG meeting is available here<<

Working drafts of the StatDCAT-AP

Throughout the development process of the StatDCAT-AP, several drafts will be prepared by the editors. The first draft was reviewed by the Working Group and the final version will be soon made available.

Why is the StatDCAT-AP needed?

The concrete objective of the work is to develop and reach consensus on an Application Profile of the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) to be used for the description of statistical data sets with an initial focus on discovery of those data sets in a wider context.

The StatDCAT-AP will be based on the DCAT Application Profile for Data Portals in Europe (DCAT-AP). In addition, initial guidelines on the extraction of relevant metadata from the existing implementation at Eurostat and possibly others will be elaborated in order to enable the export of metadata conforming to the application profile from existing data.

Based on the contributions of the main stakeholders, extensions to DCAT-AP can be proposed with descriptive elements particularly useful for discovery of statistical data sets beyond the possibilities offered by the generic DCAT-AP.

The work in this phase will concentrate on use cases that improve the discovery of statistical data sets published in open data portals across European institutions and EU Member States and in particular in the European Open Data Portal, as well as use cases that facilitate the integration of statistical data sets with open data from other domains.