On our last Frictionless Data community call on September 30th we had Daniella Lowenberg from Dryad and developer Cassiano Reinert Novais dos Santos giving a presentation on the Frictionless Data integration into Dryad.
Dryad is a community-led repository that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. To ensure the quality of the submitted data, Dryad needs to curate it. It therefore made total sense to integrate the Frictionless Data validation functionality to its uploading page.
A pilot was started at the beginning of 2021 to add an automatic tabular data validation check to all uploaded files under 25MB, and it went live in June 2021. Since then, more than 11000 research data files have been validated, and around 1000 failed the validation test. 98,4% of the researchers whose files failed, managed to fix their errors easily and resubmit their data.
All the code of the Frictionless Data integration is open source and lives in the Dryad GitHub repository (opens new window), so go and have a look if you want and please let us know if you have any feedback.
You can learn more on the project here (opens new window). If you would like to dive deeper and discover all about the Frictionless Data validation functionality integrated into Dryad, you can watch Daniella Lowenberg’s and Cassiano Reinert Novais dos Santos’ presentation here:
# Other agenda items from our hangout
# Frictionless Hackathon on 7-8 October!
Join the Frictionless Data community for a two-day virtual event to create new project prototypes based on existing Frictionless open source code. It’s going to be fun!
Go and explore the dashboard to know more about all the projects we plan to work on.
For general information, just go to the dedicated page (opens new window).
We are accepting last minute registrations via this form (opens new window), so hurry up if you want to be on board!
# Join us next month!
Our next meeting will be on October 28th. We will hear a presentation from Michael Amadi on Open Data Blend datasets powered by Frictionless Data.
Ahead of our next call, you can learn more about Open Data Blend here (opens new window)
You can sign up here: (opens new window)
Do you want to share something with the community? Let us know when you sign up!
# Call recording:
On a final note, here is the recording of the full call: