WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG

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Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
Case Statement: 
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)
 

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

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open 

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 

 

RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 

 

The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members, 

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.   

If you are a chair and submitting for a joint meeting session, all chairs involved in that joint session must be notified of the submission. 

29 Oct 2019

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

Dear members,

I’m writing on behalf of the editors of the CODATA data science journal special collection on RDA results.

I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection. 

17 Sep 2019

New RDA BoF: Curating for FAIR and Reproducible Data and Code

WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use Working Group members,
Find below an announcement for a new RDA Birds of a Feather Group that
should be of interest to you.
If you will be at RDA14 in Helsinki maybe I'll see you there!
Regards,
Jon
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Jonathan Petters Ph.D.
Data Management Consultant and Curation Services Coordinator
Data Services, University Libraries
Virginia Tech
(540) 232-8682

04 Sep 2019

RDA website unavailable due to maintenance on 4 and 5 September 2019

Dear RDA members,

 

The following message is to inform you that RDA website is scheduled for a technical maintenance from today 4 September at 10:00 UTC until tomorrow 5 September at 10:00 UTC.

Messages sent to RDA Group mailing lists will not be delivered during the maintenance period.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

RDA Team

08 Nov 2018

Slides from RDA12 Plenary in Gaborone

Thanks to everyone who attended our thought-provoking RDA12 plenary session!

You can find the slides from our three presentations here. They include:

  • An introduction to the working group's approach and work so far (by Jonathan Petters and Marina Soares e Silva, WG co-Chairs),
  • Wade Bishop's presentation on the data user perspective,
  • and Luiz Bonino's presentation on GOFAIR's approach and efforts.

Also attached is a PDF version of the working groups "Checklist for Evaluation of Dataset Fitness for Use" (still in draft)