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01 Mar 2016
WG

Agrisemantics WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Raphael Cobe

The group started in Jan 2017 and should close shortly. 

The goal of the Agrisemantics WG is to gather community-based requirements and use cases for an infrastructure that supports appropriate use of semantics for data interoperability, with special focus on agriculture.

The outputs of the WG will be:

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03 Jan 2018
WG

Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli

The aim of this Working Group (WG) is to develop synergies between existing education and training activities and agricultural science needs by performing a landscape assessment to identify existing gaps and training requirements within the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) WGs related. A particular focus will be on sharing knowledge about training initiatives and technologies, reducing digital divides so that researchers and practitioners in developing countries can also benefit.

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21 May 2014
WG

CoreTrustSeal Maintenance WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Contact Enquiries email

Develop a Data Seal of Approval (DSA) – WDS partnership towards a common framework for certification and a service of trusted data repositories.
(Note: this WG has finished its term under RDA and delivered its outputs. For those interested in certification, please join our parent Interest Group.)

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24 May 2013
WG

Data Citation WG

Status: 
Completed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers

The RDA Working Group on Data Citation (WG-DC)  brings together experts addressing the issues, requirements, advantages and shortcomings of existing approaches for efficiently identifying and citing arbitrary subsets of (potentially highly dynamic) data. It's recommendations are based upon on (1) timestamping and versioning changes to evolving data and (2) identifying arbitrary subsets by assigning PIDs to the queries selecting the according subsets and are applicable across all types of data, such as e.g. collections of files, relational databases, multidimensional data cubes or regions in images.

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20 Oct 2020
WG

Data Granularity WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Karin Breitman

Welcome to the RDA Data Granularity Working Group

 

Purpose

The efficient and effective reuse of data requires that users, be they humans or machines, be able to find and access data at fine levels of granularity.  The WG will explore key questions and collect and share valuable information for how to best support data granularity, providing guidance to help data professionals to determine the best level of granularity for user discovery, access, interoperability and citability. 

 

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03 Dec 2021
WG

Data Repository Attributes WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Rossella Aversa

The Data Repository Attributes Working Group seeks to produce a list of common attributes that describe a research data repository and to provide examples of the current approaches that different data repositories are taking to express and expose these attributes. The working group will produce two documentary outputs over the course of 18 months and four Research Data Alliance (RDA) plenary meetings; they are: 

1) a list of common descriptive attributes of a data repository with 

     a) a definition of each attribute, 

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19 Oct 2020
WG

Discipline-specific Guidance for Data Management Plans WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves

Many research funding agencies expect DMPs which receive valuable metadata about the project as well as collected and analyzed data. In order to use DMPs profitably for researchers in their everyday life and not to create another bureaucratic hurdle, adjustments are needed on the side of the tool providers as well as in the templates.

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04 Jul 2017
WG

DMP Common Standards WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Isabelle Perseil

This group produced a recommendation on machine-actionable DMPs. 

To get more information on the activites:

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact group chairs. We are always happy to help!

WG Charter

The specific focus of this working group is on developing common data model and specifying access mechanisms that make Data Management Plans (DMPs) machine-actionable

To achieve this vision we will develop a common data model with a core set of elements. Its modular design will allow customisations and extensions using existing standards and vocabularies to follow best practices developed in various research communities. We will provide reference implementations of the data model using popular formats, such as JSON, XML, RDF, etc.  This will enable tools and systems involved in processing research data to read and write information to/from DMPs.

 

The outputs of this working group will help in making systems interoperable and will allow for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs, for example, by checking whether a provided PID links to an existing dataset, if hashes of files match to their provenance traces, or whether a license was specified. The common information models are NOT intended to be prescriptive templates or questionnaires, but to provide re-usable ways of representing machine-actionable information on themes covered by DMPs

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08 Sep 2021
WG

Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Complex Citations Working Group

Status: 
Not endorsed

The ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences Interest Group is forming a working group to examine and make recommendations around complex citations that continue to be challanging.  This working group is preceded by a community-of-practice that began this year building on discussions at the AGU Fall Meeting Data FAIR Town Hall 2020, “Why Is Citing Data Still Hard?”.

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24 Jul 2017
WG

Exposing Data Management Plans WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Jones

A variety of stakeholders are showing growing interest in exposing data management plans (*) to other actors (human/machine) in the research lifecycle, beyond their creator and the funder or institution that mandates their production.

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28 Apr 2020
WG

FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Rob Quick

News:

May 24th, 2022. The RDA Council have endorsed the FAIR4RS Principles as an official output!

Citation and download: Chue Hong, N. P., Katz, D. S., Barker, M., Lamprecht, A-L, Martinez, C., Psomopoulos, F. E., Harrow, J., Castro, L. J., Gruenpeter, M., Martinez, P. A., Honeyman, T., et al. (2022). FAIR Principles for Research Software version 1.0. (FAIR4RS Principles v1.0). Research Data Alliance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00068

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08 Jan 2021
WG

GORC International Model WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Mingfang Wu

The Global Open Research Commons (GORC) International Model WG works under the umbrella of the GORC IG. NOTE: Earlier versions of the charter refer to Benchmarking - name was changed after discussion with Council.

 

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19 Feb 2016
WG

International Materials Resource Registries WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Jones

Status and Current Activities

  • This WG's term has finished; a summary of our output was presented at P11 (Berlin)
  • We are finalizing the final Working Group Report, and we are requesting comments from the WG in advance of submission to the secretariat.

About this Working Group

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13 Apr 2015
WG

Metadata Standards Catalog WG

Status: 
Completed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Gretchen Greene

The Metadata Standards Catalog (MSC) Working Group will produce a machine-actionable catalog of metadata standards submitted by all RDA WGs. The catalog system will have an end-user input form and an API for submission from other software. Similarly it will have a user interface for query/reporting and an API for software to query and retrieve suitable standards information. The MSC is a fundamental tool in any autonomic e-research fabric. This work builds on the outputs of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group: both the Metadata Standards Directory (MSD) itself and the set of attendant use cases.

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05 Aug 2021
WG

National PID Strategies WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Jeremy Geelen

The existing RDA WGs and IGs linked to PIDs tend to focus on technical challenges, updates from specific PID providers on their activities and the state of the art, or on discipline-specific needs or challenges. The National PID Strategies WG is exploring how PIDs form part of national policy implementation frameworks.

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27 Jun 2022
WG

Neuroimaging WG

Status: 
In Council review
Chair (s): 
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org

e-ReproNim fulfils the RDA’s mission to build the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing and re-use of data in the domain of neuroimaging. The CoP envisions a neuroimaging research landscape in which knowledge is generated in a reproducible fashion (in terms of data, analysis and computation) and coupled with the ability to reuse and extend these studies by others in the community.

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01 Jun 2020
WG

Raising FAIRness in health data and health research performing organisations (HRPOs) WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Isabelle Perseil

Adoption and application of the FAIR principles to research data has grown significantly in the few years that they have existed. They have been embraced in many quarters and have paved the way to creating a level playing field for data reuse. Nevertheless, they also pose challenges in some areas of research where reuse may not be an automatic right due to issues of confidentiality, privacy, commercial interests and sensitivities in general.

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20 Mar 2020
WG

RDA COVID-19

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Mary Uhlmansiek
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick, Devika Madalli, Rob Quick

 

I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

II.  Group & Website Navigation

III.  Weekly Webinar RDA COVID-19 Updates - Completed

 


I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

The overarching objectives of this Working Group (WG) are:

  1.  To clearly define detailed guidelines on data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximize the efficiency of their work,

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IG

Biodiversity Data Integration IG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed

The group aims to steer discussion and coordinate efforts that create synergies among infrastructure developments around biodiversity data, and to connect these with RDA developments in the wider inter-disciplinary research infrastructure landscape. Infrastructures cannot operate in isolation but need to be part of the same value chain to deliver scientific outputs.

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21 Sep 2015
IG

Chemistry Research Data IG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Raphael Cobe

Introduction: We are proposing a Chemistry Research Data Interest Group under the auspices of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), to foster diverse professional exchange on issues particular to data originating from the field of chemistry. Chemistry, as one of the central sciences, has fundamental impact on the fields of health, pharmaceuticals, materials, energy and many other applied sciences.

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