WP5

Modular/pluggable metadata

The scope of this work package is to decompose the FORSbase data model – which was specifically conceived as a tool for the social sciences – into a generic core data model and domain-specific pluggable metadata elements that will be used for different disciplines (including the social sciences). This work package includes analyses on how to decompose the current solution in order to keep all functionalities in the core application and the best approach for implementing pluggable discipline-specific modules (usage of NoSQL databases, discipline-specific Django app, etc.); software design, implementation and writing automated tests; and writing of user stories and creation of a product backlog.