Happy Fall Everyone!
Specifically, with this post, I would like to propose the formation of a community working group to discuss the METADATA CAPTURE and REPRESENTATION aspects of #ome-ngff.
As you know considerable effort has been recently dedicated by different initiatives (i.e., 4DN, BINA, and QUAREP-LiMi, etc.) for the definition of OME-derived COMMUNITY MICROSCOPY METADATA GUIDELINES and MODEL EXTENSIONS (i.e., 4DN-BINA-OME extension).
A KEY RELATED TOPIC is how microscopy metadata (and any other relevant metadata) should be represented in the NGFF.
Currently, the model (https://github.com/WU-BIMAC/MicroscopyMetadata4DNGuidelines ) we are working on is represented as:
- xls spreadsheet
- an Entity Relationship graphical representation of the schema (using .graphml)
The problem is that all of these formats have to be kept in alignment and there is for example the need for shared converters.
Is there any interest in discussing these topics and working together to find a solution and develop BEST PRACTICES?
Thanks for your attention.