Effective management of research data is crucial in modern scientific research, and ontologies and vocabularies play a significant role in describing and organizing such data. However, the abundance of available ontologies and vocabularies for various aspects of research data management (RDM) poses challenges in selecting the most suitable ones. This work aims to comprehensively analyze the key ontologies relevant to data stewardship and RDM. By investigating concepts, properties, interlinks, and potential overlaps, we establish and describe the relationships between these selected ontologies. Our analysis not only enhances understanding of existing ontologies and vocabularies used in RDM but also suggests practical applications for the outcomes of this study. For instance, we propose leveraging the findings to develop semantic data management plans in RDF, thereby improving the organization and accessibility of research data. Moreover, we identify potential ontologies for future extensions of this work.
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