Brokering Framework Working Group


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Tobias Weigel
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)

The scope of the WG covers data sources from research and scholarly communication. Within this domain obstacles for wider application of brokering techniques are:

  • Multiple service protocols for data discovery, access, and application or processing;
  • Multiple content standards for data and metadata, augmented by Community profiles and non-standard implementations;
  • Multiple vocabularies and ontologies.
  • Multiple adaptation and mediation modules that are not guaranteed to be compatible.

Research projects and research data infrastructure initiatives often solve problems associated with this diversity as a matter of course, but the knowledge gained and components developed during such a process are not visible and useful to others. Furthermore, project life cycle limitations lead to lack of sustainability, loss of expertise, code, and infrastructure.

View the group case statement 

Recent Activity

10 Jul 2017

Meeting dates and times - Brokering Framework

Hi, All

We have a sizable number of workgroup members now, thanks to those who have
joined in the last week or two!

I would like to arrange for two short meetings - one around end of July and
early August, and another towards the end of August/ early September.

I know that it is holiday season in the Northern hemisphere, but let's
first look at availability of participants.