Data Discovery Paradigms IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

RDA Interest Group Charter

Name of Interest Group:  Data Discovery Paradigms IG


Introduction:

The F.A.I.R. Principles, i.e. that data should be “Findable, Accessible, Interpretable and Reusable”, have become a key theme of Open Science. To comply with the first of these criteria, being Findable, we need a data infrastructure that supports users in discovering research data regardless of its location or the manner in which it is stored, described and exposed. This is a significant and growing challenge, as the number of research data repositories, and the need for cross-disciplinary data discovery, increases. This interest group aims to explore common elements and shared issues that those who search for data, and who build systems that enable data search, share.

Objectives:

The objectives for this interest group are to provide a forum where representatives from across the spectrum of stakeholders and roles pertaining to data search can discuss issues related to improving data discovery. The goal is to deliver guidelines and recommendations that can be adopted by data repositories, infrastructure developers, data producers and data users to improve the discovery and use of research data.

Key questions the IG wishes to address:

At RDAP8, we identified a long list of topics pertaining to data discovery, which were then voted by the group members to a shortlist of 10 topics. The top 5 of these have been selected as the key Task Forces which the group is focusing on (linked to the wiki page for each Task Force). Three of the Task Forces were officially closed at the RDA P11 after producing the corresponding outputs; these were:

The Interest Group currently has three active Task Forces: 

For more details on the full list of potential task forces and the process followed in selecting them, please see the page on Task Forces.

Timeline:

Related Activities:

  • NASA’s WG on Search Relevancy – focus is on improving search result relevance for EOSDIS data
  • ESIP’s Information Quality Cluster and NASA’s WG on Data Quality are both addressing ways of capturing and conveying quality information
  • ESIP's Semantic Technologies Cluster which is working on guidelines for using schema.org
  • W3C’s Best Practices for Spatial Data on the Web aims to improve discoverability and accessibility of geodata

Other RDA IGs whose activities are of interest and who we will interact with:

  • Metadata
  • Registries
  • Brokering
  • PIDs
  • Research data collections

Participation:

The Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group is open to all members and encourages active participation through the Task Force mechanism. Task Forces have phone conferences on a regular basis. To become active in either the Task Forces or propose other activities for the IG, please contact the Chairs. 

 

 


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Recent Activity

14 Jan 2020

[DDPIG] 1st Data/metadata granularity TF call for 2020

Hi all,
First of all, my best and warmest wishes for a Happy, Health and Productive
New Year. I hope that everyone had a chance to relax and recharge batteries
over the Holiday period.
This is just a gentle reminder of our planned monthly call for the
data/metadata granularity Task Force this Thursday at 08:00 PM UTC - use this
link to check for your local time

20 Dec 2019

For Info: P15 session accepted

Dear Data Discovery Paradigms IG,

at its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020. 

We are happy to advise you that your session proposal has been accepted. Congratulations!

TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees.

Suggested improvements:

- good to provide timing to the agenda items to make sure that there is enough time for discussion

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/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

06 Dec 2019

P15 Session Proposal Received

Dear RDA Chair,

 

Thank you for your session proposal for Plenary 15 titled “Inferring data searchers' intent and their interaction with data discovery systems”.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance and scheduling details planned to be sent out the first week in January.  

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission.  

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

 

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.

29 Oct 2019

[DDPIG] Data/metadata granularity TF call

Hi all,
it's been great seeing some of you in Helsinki last week! I hope you had a
pleasant trip back home, especially given the intensity of the Plenary.
This is just a gentle reminder of our planned monthly call for the
data/metadata granularity Task Force this *Thursday at 07:00 PM UTC*. *Given
the recent change from the summer time, please use this link to check for
your local time
.
*I've also bcc'd all people that attended the session - in case
you're interested in being part of this conversation and TF, please let me