Data Granularity

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03 Aug 2020

Data Granularity

Submitted by Katherine McNeill

Meeting objectives: 
  • Welcome additional participants interested in working on this topic

  • Update on the DDPIG task force progress

  • Review and obtain feedback on a draft case statement for a WG

  • Identify intersections with other RDA groups so that the proposed WG can:

    • Build on other groups’ work

    • Coordinate with other groups as part of its work


Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative Notes Link:

  • Introduction: why we need to study data granularity from the user perspective

    • Presenting the current work of the Data Discovery Paradigms IG Granularity TF which considers factors such as access, discovery, interoperability, citation/credit. This will include some illustrative use cases to articulate the concepts.

  • Introductions among participants

  • Presenting the case statement for a WG (we encourage participants to review ahead of time and bring their feedback and questions)

  • Discussion/Breakout activities

    • Feedback on the case statement

    • What resources would be required for WG activities (e.g., a study such as a survey)

    • Additional needs or use cases

    • With whom (e.g., research groups, data repositories) we should partner

    • Connections with other RDA WGs/IGs (such as the Data Versioning WG, etc)

  • Wrap-up, next actions for the group


Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Short introduction describing any previous activities: 


A BoF was conducted at P15 (see session notes). Since then, the Data Granularity Task Force, a TF of the Data Discovery Paradigms IG, has been meeting regularly on a monthly basis to refine the directions for a case statement, and to better understand the existing needs and landscape for data granularity practices.


BoF chair serving as contact person: 
Are you willing to host a live second session to accommodate a different time zone? : 
Meeting presenters: 
Main presenters: Reyna Jenkyns, Katherine McNeill, Fotis Psompouous. Other members of the task force may be invited to present particular use cases.
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