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Develop actionable guidelines from the data versioning principles

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    Mingfang Wu

    Collaborative session notes:

    Introduce  the group (5 minutes)

    Review of the data versioning principles and use cases (10 minutes)

    2 – 3 Lightning talks from members: new use cases or has anything changed? (20mins)

    Breakouts (40mins)

    Explore use cases in the FRBR framework

    Explore use cases where the data versioning would help data citation and attribution

    Gather requirements for actionable guidelines

    Report back and Way forward (15 minutes)

    Additional links to informative material
    Klump, J., Wyborn, L., Wu, M., Martin, J., Downs, R.R. and Asmi, A., 2021. Versioning Data Is About More than Revisions: A Conceptual Framework and Proposed Principles. Data Science Journal, 20(1), p.12. DOI:

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The former RDA Data Versioning Working Group (2018-2021) worked on collating and identifying methods that had already been adopted or became ad hoc practices for data versioning. Based on this analysis, the group formulated a set of principles to describe data versioning use cases and practices. At a related BoF at the RDA VP15 in 2020, a community review and discussions showed that the application of the data versioning principles reach further than data management and had implications for attribution, authority, and ethics of data publication and sharing. 
    The new Data Versioning IG was approved in July 2021 and is a combination of taking the principles developed by the former Versioning WG, combined with the issues raised by the VP15  BoF. The proposed activities of the newly formed IG are:

    Forum for group members to discuss issues related to data versioning

    Collecting new use cases and applying the principles to a selection of use cases

    Developing a set of actionable recommendations by applying the published data versioning principles;

    Promoting the adoption of data versioning principles; and 

    Determining how they can be applied to address the increasing number of questions of attribution, authority, and ethics arising from data publication and sharing. 

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Jens Klump

    Meeting objectives
    The former RDA Data Versioning Working Group has delivered the RDA supporting output: Versioning data is about more than revisions: A Conceptual framework and proposed principles in 2021, a concise version of the output has been published to the Data Science Journal consequently. Feedbacks from presentations and communications of the data versioning principles indicate that the research data community desires to have actional guidelines on implementing the principles. 
    The objectives of the session include:

    To develop data versioning guidelines.

    To discuss use cases where the data versioning would help data citation and attribution

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