Research data provenance is: information about the inputs, entities, systems, and processes that influence data of interest. It can be recorded and stored and can provide a historical record of the data and its origins.
The Research Data Provenance Interest Group exists to coordinate activities to do with provenance within the RDA.The group has been in existence for a number of years and has many links to many other RDA groups.
Group's work in 2017
In 2017, the major undertaking of the RDP IG is to form a provenance working group with specific objectives and an 18-month lifespan. The intention is for that group to be formed at Plenary 9 in April, 2017. The Case Statement for that WG can be found here:
Other goals for the IG in 2017 are:
- building and maintaining a list of up-coming provenance conferences
- informing IG members of other members' work on provenance matters