Skip to main content


The new RDA web platform is still being rolled out. Existing RDA members PLEASE REACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT using this link: Please report bugs, broken links and provide your feedback using the UserSnap tool on the bottom right corner of each page. Stay updated about the web site milestones at

Roadmap to develop actionable guidelines from the data versioning principles

  • Creator
  • #134035

    Jens Klump

    Collaborative session notes:…

    Introduce the group (10 minutes)
    Review of the data versioning use cases (10 minutes)
    3 – 4 Lightning talks from members: new use cases or has anything changed? (20mins)

    new use cases and any changes with previous use cases,

    feedback about the data versioning principles (either the principles themselves or any requirement for actionable guidelines),

    describe a use case with the FRBR model.

    Breakouts (40mins)

    Explore use cases in the FRBR framework

    Gather requirements for actionable guidelines

    Way forward (10 minutes)

    Collect additional data versioning cases

    Establish task force to work on actionable guidelines


    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:

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

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

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    PID IG

    Contact for group (email)

    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. Presentations and communications of the data versioning principles showed that the research data community desires to have actional guidelines on implementing the principles.
    The objectives of the session include:

    To update on the latest group’s activities.
    To develop a roadmap for the group to advance the development of data versioning guidelines.


    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 4

    Please select breakout slot (s) for your (optional) second live session.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 4

    Short Group Status

    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

Log in to reply.