Data set reference and name

Name: Data Lifecycle Ontology dataset

Metadata URI:


Maintainer: Bojan Bozic

Maintainer: Kevin C. Feeney

Data set description

Description: The purpose of the Data Lifecycle Ontology is to provide a set of conceptual entities, agents, activities, and roles to represent the general data engineering process. Furthermore, it is the basis for deriving specific domain ontologies which represent lifecycles of concrete data engineering projects such as DBpedia or Seshat.

Usefulness: The Data Lifecycle Ontology is a useful resource for interlinking data engineering processes. Users profiting from DLO are domain experts, open data developers, SMEs and researchers in data science and data engineering.

Similar data: No known similar datasets found so far.

Re-use and integration:

Standards and metadata

Metadata description is done in Linked Data using DataID, a metadata description vocabulary based on DCAT. DMP reports are automatically generated and maintained up to date using this metadata.

Data sharing

License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

ODRL license description:

Openness: DLO is open and free for use.

Software necessary: DLO needs no additional software to be used. Complementary visualisations and tools will be provided in the scope of the project.


Archiving and preservation

Preservation: Preservation of the data set is guaranteed by archival on a dedicated archive server.

Growth: The DLO will be revised in M11 and M24 of the ALIGNED project.

Archive: TCD internal repositories.