Brokering IG


Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established

In a multidisciplinary and global domain, it is unrealistic to expect that all software components use the same specification to interoperate. Brokers provide the bridge between communities using different specifications -or different (valid) implementations of the same specifications.

Having diverse communities is a strength, each with their own standard.  So while there is a drive to adopt common specifications, e.g., standards, this singularly will unlikely be achieved for complex and global domain -like the multidisciplinary Earth Sciences domain. Brokers and standards are complementary.



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Recent Activity

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


10 Mar 2017

Discussing Brokering Workflows in the Data Fabric in Barcelona

Hello Brokering IG members:

We hope to see you at the joint session of the Brokering and Data Fabric
Interest Groups in Barcelona!

*Breakout 3, 5 April 2017 16:00-17:30**
*Joint Session of IG Brokering, IG Data Fabric: Advancing Data Fabric
with Brokering services*

/Primary meeting objective:/ Develop a set of workflow patterns using
brokers for mediation between the core components of the Data Fabric to
meet the needs of various use cases.

10 Dec 2016

"Brokering Framework" WG ecognized and endorsed

Dear IG Members,

With only positive comments, I am happy to report that the "Brokering Framework" WG has been recognized and endorsed by RDA Council! 

The ‘End Date’ for the WG has been set to July 2018, so we are expecting to present our outputs and adoption work at the P11 and P12 meetings.  





08 Oct 2014

Brokering Governance Statement

Dear Members,

We are happy to announce that RDA approved the statement for the "Brokering Governance" WG !

I attached the final version of the statement: we added few sections to address the valuable comments received from the TAB.

In Amsterdam at the last IG meeting, the IG decided to structure the WG according to three subgoups and 4-5 use cases:

Sub-groups #1: Business Models;

Sub-group #2: Service Agreements;

Sub-group #3: Use Cases.


Use Case #1: ICSU/WDS;