Data Foundations and Terminology IG


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Dimitris Koureas
Case Statement: 
IG Established

Agreed upon terminology, the meaning of terms used in discussion, is an important aspect of all group work. The DFT IG task is to continue the discussion evoked by the RDA DFT WG to support continuing RDA efforts regarding basic data concepts & framework models along with their vocabularies. A key aspect of the work is to support broader model and vocabulary agreements for and across these RDA WGs and IGs along with their representative communities and stakeholders. This will help continue the synchronization of RDA conceptualization and enable better understanding within and between RDA groups

Recent Activity

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

17 May 2019

Open position: Computational Scientist (m/f/d) - Monheim (Germany)

(apologies for cross-posting)
Dear colleague,
We are looking for a 'computational scientist' with the following profile:
* Scientific master degree in bioinformatics or similar
* Experience in building and maintaining (bio-)ontologies as well as in
automatizing ontology maintenance tasks (e.g. using scripts)
* Experience/exposure with master data management (data stewardship and
governance) and with biological data integration as well as algorithms
design and implementation

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.


08 Apr 2019

Draft notes from DFT meeting at P13

Some draft notes have been added to the google doc used at the Plenary.


People who attended should fill in the sheet and add their notes as requested at the meeting.

There were a few action items on adding terms and explaining the intent of the term tool.

We expect to act on these in the next few weeks,

29 Mar 2019

DFT Vocabulary 4.0 "Philadelphia"

Dear all,
Just in time for the next RDA plenary, I created another version of our
DFT vocabulary:
DFT Vocabulary Version 4.0, "Philadelphia"
You can find it here as HTML as well as PDF:
Please note, the PID is already assigned to the data but not registered
in the Handle system, this will happen as soon as possible.
I wish you all a nice plenary,
Dr. Thomas Zastrow