ERuDIte is the Educational Resource Discovery Index, which is a collection of online training resources focused on data science.
It is a part of the BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC), and it powers the Web Portal at BigDataU.org.
This site documents the metadata standard we use to model the training resources in ERuDIte.
Originally, the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard was a composite of many standards (See Methodology for more details). However, in our collaboration with ELIXIR TeSS and Bioschemas.org, we adapted Schema.org classes and properties to model our metadata, using a similar approach to Bioschemas.org Training Material specification where Schema.org properties are used with range restrictions specific to the TeSS’s domain.
With the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard, we use
- schema:CreativeWork to represent learning and training resources
- schema:Person to represent instructors and creators of the training resources
- schema:Organization to represent the training resources’ providers and the instructors’ affiliations
While the predominance of our properties are from Schema.org, we do have a few ERuDIte specific properties in our vocabulary. See Specifications for more.
Vocabulary Definition Files
In our main repository at https://github.com/bioint/erudite-training-resource-standard, we currently provide two file types that contain the definition of ERuDIte’s standard.
Examples of our metadata standard in action can be found as:
- embedded JSON-LD snippets in the source of each resource webpage. See source of example resource page.
- data exports on Zenodo - https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1214375
Given that the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard has its foundations in Schema.org, our standard is also licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0). The license is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.
Please see Schema.org’s terms for additional details regarding the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0) in their domain.
We’d love to hear from you! File a bug, new feature idea, or question on our Github repository.
More About ERuDIte
To learn more about ERuDIte and its aims to support continuous online learning for data science, visit http://bigdatau.org/about_erudite.