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Configuration and Metadata

In Coscine you can view the project configuration and metadata at any time by appending the postfix "/config-metadata" to the project URL or by selecting the "Configuration & Metadata" entry in the menu. There you will also find the slug of the project as well as its Persistent Identifier (PID).

Editing Configuration and Metadata

As a project owner, you can change the variable fields of the project input mask at any time. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory fields that are necessary for creating a project. Fields with a gray background are automatically assigned by Coscine and cannot be edited. Here is a short overview of the properties and their meaning:

Property Description
Project Name* Full name of the Project
Display Name* Shortened name of the project (limit: 25 characters)
Project Description* Short and informative description of the project
Slug Coscine internal project ID (not editable)
Persistent Identifier (PID) Persistent identifier for unambiguous referencing of the project (not editable)
Principal Investigators* (PIs) Project supervisors
Project Start* Start date of the project
Project End* (estimated) end date of the project
Discipline* Scientific discipline(s) of the project according to the DFG classification
Participating Organizations* Organizations involved with the project - the organizations available for selection are based on ROR IDs and regularly updated by Coscine. The list contains well-known (primarily universities) institutions. In case your organization is not listed, its name can just be entered into the search box.*
Project Keywords List of keywords to tag the project with and improve findability.
Visibility of Metadata If the visibility of metadata of a project and a resource is set to "public", your (meta)data might be listed as a result of a Coscine-wide search query. The files however are only visible to other Coscine users, not accessible. This enables you to make your data findable to other users who could then contact you in case they are interested.
GrantID Unique Grant/identifier of the project

* If no matching organization appears, the respective organization has probably not yet registered an ID with ROR. This can only be initiated by the organization itself.

Delete a project

As a project owner, you can delete the project at any time by clicking the "Delete" button at the bottom left of the Configuration & Metadata page.