FAIR Metadata Standards for Low Carbon Energy Research-A Review of Practices and How to Advance

August Hubert Wierling, Valeria Jana Schwanitz, Sebnem Altinci, Michael Barber, Christopher Burger-Scheidlin, Manfred Paier, Demet Suna, Astrid Unger

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Abstract

The principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability (FAIR) have been put forward to guide optimal sharing of data. The potential for industrial and social innovation is vast. Domain-specific metadata standards are crucial in this context, but are widely missing in the energy sector. This report provides a collaborative response from the low carbon energy research community for addressing the necessity of advancing FAIR metadata standards. We review and test existing metadata practices in the domain based on a series of community workshops. We reflect the perspectives of energy data stakeholders. The outcome is reported in terms of challenges and elicits recommendations for advancing FAIR metadata standards in the energy domain across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalEnergies
Volume14
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Research Field

  • Innovation Dynamics and Modelling
  • Former Research Field - Integrated Energy Systems

Keywords

  • FAIR data; energy metadata; data standards; energy transition; low carbon energy research

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