WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG

WG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
Case Statement: 
 

WDS/RDA Publishing Data Interest Group

WDS/RDA Certification of Digital Repositories Interest Group

 

WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG


The increasing availability of research data and its evolving role as a first class scientific output in the scholarly communication requires a better understanding of and the possibility to assess data quality, which in turn can be described as conformance of data properties to data usability or fitness for use. These properties are multifaceted and cover various aspects related to data objects, access services, and data management processes such as the level of annotation, curation, peer review, and citability or machine readability of datasets. Moreover, the compliance  of a data repository or data center providing datasets - for example with certification requirements - could serve as a useful proxy. Firstly, a concept of data fitness requires assessment of quality criteria to be included as well as the weighing of each of those criteria. The process should preferably lead to the development  of a corresponding metric. Secondly, we want to find effective ways to expose and communicate this metric, for e.g. by using a labelling or tagging system whereby different usability levels are made explicit.

Recent Activity

31 May 2017

For Action: Plenary 10 Call for Submissions now open

Dear group leads,
as you may know, I am your Technical Advisory Board liaison.
I want to make sure that you are aware that the call for submissions for
P10 has gone out: Call for Sessions

I'd also like to offer my help with shaping your session proposal if that
would be useful - just let me know.
Regards,
--
*Andrew Treloar*
Director of Technology | Australian National Data Service

Technical Advisory Board co-chair | Research Data Alliance

22 May 2017

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
The next call of the Data Fitness group will take place on Friday the 9th of June. Those of you who attended our session at the plenary meeting will remember that DANS is currently working on a FAIR assessment tool. On this call, we will discuss plans to pilot this tool with several repositories.
You can dial in using the Go To Meeting details below.
Best wishes, Helena
RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

01 Mar 2017

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
The next call of the Data Fitness group will take place on Monday the 13th of March. You can dial in using the Go To Meeting details below.
Best wishes, Helena
RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/443964197
You can also dial in using your phone.
Australia: +61 2 8355 1050
Austria: +43 7 2088 3962
Belgium: +32 (0) 28 93 7010

17 Feb 2017

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
The next call of the Data Fitness group will take place on Monday the 27th of February. You can dial in using the Go To Meeting details below.
In this meeting we'll discuss the grouping of the criteria in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NL8EFbxspvt1eT6ZBVxsYYo1SRAtR4lC....
Please take a look to see if there are criteria missing and feel free to make suggestions for clustering.
Best, Helena

18 Jan 2017

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
Thanks to those who joined the call last Monday.
We received feedback from the RDA TAB which is available in the googledoc with the case statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HMb4OtlIL7yWibO66UIUMuyTO4QFcw5JZgHR....
One of the points the TAB raised has already been resolved because Claire Austin has agreed to become the third co-chair of this group!

16 Jan 2017

case statement on Google Drive

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HMb4OtlIL7yWibO66UIUMuyTO4QFcw5JZgHR...
RH4/edit?usp=sharing
including the review from TAB at the end of the doc
Michael Diepenbroek
PANGAEA Data Publisher - www.pangaea.de
_____________________________________________
MARUM - Center for Marine
Environmental Sciences
University Bremen
Hochschulring 18
POP 330 440
28359 Bremen

13 Jan 2017

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

While the case statement (https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/assessment-data-fitness-use) is being reviewed we'd like to start discussing criteria for the assessment of data fitness.
Agenda:
I. Introductions
II. Deliverables Data Fitness group
III. Criteria for Data Fitness
IV. Session at 9th RDA plenary meeting
V. Call schedule
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23 Dec 2016

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
While the case statement (https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/assessment-data-fitness-use) is being reviewed we'd like to start discussing criteria for the assessment of data fitness.
We hope you'll be able to join us for a call on the 16th. You will receive the agenda for this call early next year.
Best wishes, Michael and Helena
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United Kingdom +443300600300
United States +19373536600
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23 Dec 2016

RDA/WDS - Assessment of Data Fitness for Use

Dear all,
While the case statement (https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/assessment-data-fitness-use) is being reviewed we'd like to start discussing criteria for the assessment of data fitness.
We hope you'll be able to join us for a call on the 16th. You will receive the agenda for this call early next year.
Best wishes, Michael and Helena
Join by phone
Netherlands +31202411444
United Kingdom +443300600300
United States +19373536600
Find a local number