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Revising the Versioning Principles: The Road to Actionable Recommendations

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    Mingfang Wu

    Introduce  the group (10 minutes)

    Review of the data versioning principles – FRBR model versus BiBFRAME model ?  (10 minutes)

    Update from participants about new use cases or has anything changed? (20mins) (Please read the data versioning use cases collection before the session.)

    Data versioning stories from the long tail (Kirsten Elger)

    Using the BIBFRAME 2.0 model to show relationships between source data versions and derivative data products: an example from the 2030 Geophysics Project (Lesley Wyborn)

     Group discussion how the  guidelines should be framed to better support the Principles, e.g. by introducing personas representing different communities interacting with the data. (45 mins)

    Wrap up (5 mins)

    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:
    Klump, J., Wyborn, L., Downs, R., Asmi, A., Wu, M., Ryder, G., & Martin, J. (2020). Compilation of Data Versioning Use cases from the RDA Data Versioning Working Group. Version 1.1. Research Data Alliance. DOI: 10.15497/RDA00041
    Slides from previou plenary sessions: 


    P8 Denver (Sept 2016): BOF Data Versioning: Is there a need to develop agreed best practice for versioning of Dynamic Data Sets?  

    P9 Barcelona (April 2017): Constituting the Data Versioning IG 

    P10 Montreal (Sept 2017): Data Versioning IG 

    P11 Berlin (March 2018): Data Versioning WG first meeting

    P12 Gaborone (Nov 2018): Data Versioning WG working meeting

    P13 Philadelphia (April 2019): Data Versioning WG draft report and recommendations

    P14 Helsinki (October 2019): Data Versioning WG final report and recommendations, preparation for TAB adoption.

    VP15 Melbourne (March 2020): Data Versioning WG: Final Report and Next Steps

    VP16 Costa Rica (November 2020): Transition to Data Versioning IG to promote adoption and work on emerging topics in data versioning

    VP17 Edinburgh (April 2021): Advancing Data Versioning: From Principles to Actionable Recommendations

    VP18 Virtual (October 2021: Advancing Data Versioning: From Principles to Actionable Recommendations

    VP19 Seoul (June 2022): Roadmap to develop actionable guidelines from the data versioning principles

    P20 (Hybrid, March, 2023): Develop actionable guidelines from the data versioning principles

    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.

    Estimate of the required room capacity

    I Understand a Chair Must be Present at the Event to Hold the Breakout Session

    Meeting objectives
    Click here for the collaborative session notes
    The former RDA Data Versioning Working Group has delivered this RDA supporting output: Versioning data is about more than revisions: A Conceptual framework and proposed principles in 2021, and  a concise version of the output was published to the Data Science Journal. Feedbacks from presentations and communications of the data versioning principles indicate that the research data community desires to have actionable recommendations for different stakeholders on implementing the principles, and constructive feedback from a very engagement session at P20 raised the need to revisit the data versioning principles. 
    The objectives of the session include:

    To revisit the data versioning principles

    To discuss and collect more use cases focussing on where the data versioning would help data citation and attribution

    To develop a concrete plan for actionable recommendations

    Please indicate at least (3) three breakout slots that would suit your meeting.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 4

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