Richard Grunzke et al. have published "The MASi Repository Service—Comprehensive, Metadata-Driven and Multi-Community Research Data Management" in Future Generation Computer Systems.
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Here, we present the architecture and developments of the Metadata Management for Applied Sciences (MASi) project that is currently building a comprehensive research data management service. MASi extends the existing KIT Data Manager framework by a generic metadata programming interface and a generic graphical web interface. Furthermore, MASi is OAI compliant and supports the OAI-PMH protocol while providing support for provenance information using ProvONE, a well-established and accepted provenance model. To illustrate the practical applicability of the MASi service, we present the adoption of initial use cases within geography, chemistry and digital humanities.