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

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

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.

 

Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

09 Oct 2019

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

Dear members,

I’m writing on behalf of the editorial board of the CODATA Data Science Journal. I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection of CODATA DSJ on RDA Results. Publication fees will be covered by the EC project "RDA Europe 4.0".

 

30 Sep 2019

[DDPIG] Data/metadata granularity TF call

Hi all,
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

.
Main point in the agenda will be the discussion on the upcoming *DDPIG
session at P14*

(the
Data Granularity TF will be a primary focus there), as well as the *Data
Granularity Guidance document*

04 Sep 2019

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