Data Foundation and Terminology WG


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Case Statement: 

The DFT WG task is to describe a basic, abstract data organization model which can be used to derive a reference data terminology that can be used across communities and stakeholders to better synchronize conceptualization, to enable better understanding within and between communities and finally to stimulate tool building, such as for data services, supportive of the basic model’s use. We assume that this abstract data organization model will focus on common building blocks and their characteristics, along with relevant protocols.

The Published Output can be cited this way:

The key document which covers the last version of the core term definitions and the model is attached below as first document.

All other documents that were produced by DFT are added as well.



Recent Activity

20 Aug 2015

Different audiences for RDA and RDC glossaries?

I would like to open a discussion with the RDA folks on the respective aims
of the RDA and RDC glossaries, whether or not they serve the same purposes,
whether or not they are directed at the same audiences, overlap,
divergences, alignment, complementarity, etc.
Please engage in this discussion by contributing to a Gdoc created for this

18 Aug 2015

AW: [rda-dft-wg] Trans-disciplinary Glossary for Research Data Management

Thanks Claire.
I already heard about this enterprise via Herman and I will certainly have a look and compare.
Von: claire.austin=***@***.*** [mailto:***@***.***] Im Auftrag von caustin
Gesendet: Montag, 17. August 2015 21:21

17 Aug 2015

Trans-disciplinary Glossary for Research Data Management

I am very pleased to forward this announcement to you along with an
invitation to participate in this interactive tool. Please feel free in
turn to disseminate the announcement to your contacts.
*From:* Walter Stewart
*Sent:* August 17, 2015 6:49 AM
*Announcing a new transdisciplinary Glossary for research data management*
Research Data Canada (RDC) in partnership with the international Consortia
Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) is

16 Jul 2015

Update from the DFT IG on new term definitions

In preparation for P6 in Paris we have been updating and adding some terms to our list.  You can see them in our Term Tool (TeD-T).  People are invited to comment on this and add to them or see me canidates of interest.

Here is a partial list of new or editied terms from the last few day:


Partial List or Edited Terms 16 July 2015