Domain-specific implementation of RDA recommendations and community coordination

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24 Aug 2021

Domain-specific implementation of RDA recommendations and community coordination

Submitted by Dawei Lin

Meeting objectives: 

Although RDA has generated fundamental recommendations to impact the data sharing and data management for open sciences, their potential has not been fully realized. Many barriers are beyond just raising awareness or voicing concerns of individual interest or working groups. Some examples are: how to implement recommendations to address practical issues in the context of a specific scientific domain; how to package relevant recommendations, policy, and best practices together to solve problems involving multiple stakeholders who have diverse perspectives. For example, a use case in biomedical research is implementing NIH Data Sharing and Data management policy. To achieve the optimal efficiency and effectiveness of implementing the policy, it will need to coordinate funders, data repository operators, researchers, journals, and advocacy groups to improve every step of the data life cycle with appropriate recommendations. Another use case is in Geosciences with very similar challenges around implementation of the Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement. Similar scenarios apply to other scientific domains of the RDA community. 


This BoF session discusses common challenges and practices across domains and strategies to navigate the complex landscape of RDA recommendations and communities. The goal is to develop strategies and best practices to integrate outputs from RDA interest groups and working groups or leverage Community of Practice mechanisms to address high-priority challenges in specific scientific domains and accelerate the adoption and implementation of RDA outputs.


Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:


  1. Welcome and logistics (5 minutes)

  2. Problem statements (10 minutes)

  3. Overall of RDA interest/working group (10 minutes) 

  4. Overall of Community of Practice (10 minutes)

  5. Use cases (10 minutes)

  6. Open discussions (40 minutes)

  7. Close and next steps (5 minutes) 

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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