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OpenAIRE (University of Minho): Pedro Príncipe Andre Vieira Paula Moura ; OpenAIRE (EIFL): Iryna Kuchma Milica Ševkušić ; OpenAIRE (DANS): Louise Bezuidenhout; OpenAIRE AMKE: Shanmugasundaram Venkataraman ;LifeWatch ERIC: Cosimo Vallo Lucia Vaira ; Margareta Hellstrom; GEANT: Sarah Jones ; EGI: Giuseppe La Rocca 


The EOSC Training Resource Profile was developed with the contribution of OPENAIRE AMKE (including University of Minho, DANS and EIFL), LifeWatch ERIC, GEANT, EGI in the framework of EOSC FUTURE project and within WP9 (TASK 9.3). Important contributions from other EOSC Future WP9 project partners, such as CESSADA, GEANT (JISC)  and from the Community based on public discussions and from the RDA "Education and Training on Handling of Research Data" Interest Group. The profile is based on the "Recommendations for a minimal metadata set to aid harmonised discovery of learning resources" (1.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00073.

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An EOSC Training Resource is any resource – including print and non-print materials and online/open-access resources – which supports and enhances, directly or indirectly, learning and teaching. If a learning resource is used in a training environment, for training activities that are part of a training plan and involve instructors, facilitators and students, then we speak of training materials.


By training resource, we mean a persistent resource that has one or more physical or digital representation, and that explicitly involves, specifies or entails a learning activity or learning experience. A learning activity or experience is one that has characteristics that may improve or measure a person's knowledge, skills or abilities.


A training resource could be an activity plan, assessment, assessment item, course/lesson plan, educator curriculum guide, online course, physical learning resource, recorded lesson/course/webinar, supporting document, textbook, unit plan or other resource. 

Since a training resource is persistent it cannot be an event (though it can be a record of an event).

A training resource may reference other supporting materials, creative works, tools, etc. that do not themselves meet the definition of training resource. 

Data Model

Basic Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.BAI.0IDA persistent identifier, a unique reference to the Resource.ResourceID1MandatoryYes
ETRP.BAI.1TitleThe human readable name of the training resource.String (100)1MandatoryYes
ETRP.BAI.2Resource OrganisationThe name of the organisation that manages or delivers the resource, or that coordinates the Resource delivery in a federated scenario.ProviderID1MandatoryYes
ETRP.BAI.3Resource ProvidersThe name(s) of (all) the Provider(s) that manage or deliver the Resource in federated scenarios.ProviderIDMultipleOptionalYes
ETRP.BAI.4AuthorsThe name of entity(ies) authoring the resource.String (40)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.BAI.5URL to resourceThe URL that resolves to the training resource or to a "landing page" for the resource that contains important contextual information including the direct resolvable link to the resource, if applicable.URL1MandatoryYes
ETRP.BAI.6Resource URL typeThe designation of identifier scheme used for the resource URL. It represents the type of the URL of the resource, that is the used scheme (e.g., Web Address URL, DOI, ARK, etc.).Controlled Vocabulary1OptionalYes
ETRP.BAI.7EOSC related ResourceThe name(s) of (all) the EOSC Catalogue/Marketplace registered Resource(s) for which this training resource is referring to (Refer to the EOSC Resource ID when applicable).ResourceIDMultipleOptionalYes

Detailed & access Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.DAI.1DescriptionA brief synopsis about or description of the training resource.String (1000)1RecommendedYes
ETRP.DAI.2KeywordsThe keyword(s) or tag(s) used to describe the resource.String (100)MultipleRecommendedYes
ETRP.DAI.3LicenseA license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.URL1MandatoryYes
ETRP.DAI.4Access RightsThe access status of a resource (open, restricted, paid).Controlled Vocabulary1MandatoryYes
ETRP.DAI.5Version Date(s)The version date for the most recently published or broadcast resource.Date1MandatoryYes

Learning Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.LEI.1Target Group (Audience)The principal users(s) for which the training resource was designedEnumerated (Resource Target Users)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.LEI.2Learning Resource TypeThe predominant type or kind that characterizes the training resource.Controlled VocabularyMultipleRecommendedYes
ETRP.LEI.3Learning Outcome(s)The descriptions of what knowledge, skills or abilities students should acquire on completion of the resource.String (1000)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.LEI.4Expertise LevelTarget skill level in the topic being taught.Controlled Vocabulary1MandatoryYes
ETRP.LEI.5Content resource typeThe predominant content type of the training resource (video, game, diagram, slides, etc.).Controlled VocabularyMultipleRecommendedYes
ETRP.LEI.6QualificationIdentification of certification, accreditation or badge obtained with course or training resource.Controlled VocabularyMultipleRecommendedYes
ETRP.LEI.7DurationApproximate or typical time it takes to work with or through the training resource for the typical intended target audience.String (40)1RecommendedYes

Geographical and Language Availability Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.GLA.1LanguageThe language in which the resource was originally published or made available.Enumerated (Resource Language Availability)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.GLA.2Geographical AvailabilityLocations where the Resource is offered.Enumerated (Resource Geographical Availability)MultipleMandatoryYes

Classification Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.CLI.1Scientific DomainThe branch of science, scientific discipline that is related to the Resource.Enumerated (Resource Scientific Domain)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.CLI.2Scientific SubdomainThe subbranch of science, scientific subdiscipline that is related to the Resource.Enumerated (Resource Scientific Domain)MultipleMandatoryYes
ETRP.CLI.3CategoryA EOSC named group of Resources that offer access to the same type of Resources.Enumerated (Resource Category)MultipleRecommendedYes
ETRP.CLI.4SubcategoryA EOSC named group of Resources that offer access to the same type of Resources, within the defined Resource category.Enumerated (Resource Category)MultipleRecommendedYes

Contact Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
ETRP.COI.1First NameFirst Name of the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager.String (max 20)1MandatoryNo
ETRP.COI.2Last NameLast Name of the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager.String (max 20)1MandatoryNo
ETRP.COI.3EmailEmail of the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager.Email1MandatoryNo
ETRP.COI.4PhoneTelephone of the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager.String (max 20)1OptionalNo
ETRP.COI.5PositionPosition of the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager.String (max 20)1OptionalNo
ETRP.COI.6OrganisationThe organisation to which the Resource's main contact person/Resource manager is affiliated.String (max 50)1OptionalNo

Code Lists, Taxonomies, Classifications

Training catalogue Resource URL type

1ARKArchival Resource Key
2DOIDigital Object Identifier
4URNUniform Resource Name
5URIUniform Resource Identifier
6URLUniform Resource Locator

Training catalogue Resource Access Rights

1Open access

Open access refers to a resource that is immediately and permanently online, and free for all on the Web, without financial and technical barriers.

2Restricted access

Restricted access refers to a resource that is available in a system but with some type of restriction for full open access.

3Metadata only access

Metadata only access refers to a resource in which access is limited to metadata only. The resource itself is described by the metadata, but neither is directly available through the system or platform nor can be referenced to an open access copy in an external source.

4Paid access

Paid access refers to the need to pay a fee to access the resource.

Learning Resource Type (DCMI)

1Activity plan
3Assessment item
4Educator curriculum guide
5Lesson plan
6Physical learning resource
7Recorded lesson
8Supporting document
10Unit plan

Expertise Level


Content resource type



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