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

Structuring Semantic Information with Respect to Conventional Metadata (Syntactic) Structures

  • Creator
  • #133912

    Rebecca Koskela

    Welcome  (Rebecca) [1 min]
    Meeting Objectives, (Alex) [5 min]
    Review definitions of metadata elements (Keith) [10 min]
    Metadata and Vocabulary Services (John) [12 min]
    Metadata for effective Scientific Knowledge Graphs (Andrea) [12 min]
    Metadata required for FAIR Digital Objects (Rainer) [12 min]
    Discussion [30 min]
    New Co-chair Introductions & Next steps [8 min]

    Additional links to informative material

    Metadata Interest Group:

    Metadata Elements:

    Scientific Knowledge Graphs – Interoperability Framework (SKG-IF) WG

    FAIR Digital Objects:

    Vocabulary Services IG (VSSIG): Vocabulary Services IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Vocabulary Services IG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The Metadata Interest Group(MIG) is supported by individuals and organizations involved in the development, implementation, and use of metadata for scientific data.  MIG’s chief objective is to identify and endorse metadata solutions for addressing data management challenges. Metadata is crucial for the discovery, access, preservation, exchange, manipulation, and use/reuse of research data.  Metadata discussions frequently focus on community-specific issues such as discipline-specific standards; however, there are dimensions of metadata that are of general interest, cross disciplines and are amenable to broad community input.  MIG endorses metadata solutions that balance domain-specific and interdisciplinary needs.
    MIG has proposed metadata ‘packages’ for the commonly required purposes; a ‘package’ consists of elements (attributes or data structures) the values of which relate to the unique identity of the dataset or record (instance).  To assure machine processing a formal syntax and declared semantics are required, and the packages must exhibit referential and functional integrity as well as human readability.
    At previous plenaries, MIG has reached out to other RDA Interest Groups and Working Groups where metadata is important to the goals of their group. The element set has been shared with and reviewed by many of the RDA domain groups.

    Estimate of the required room capacity

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

    Meeting objectives
    Collaborative session notes:
    Metadata with formal syntax and declared semantics are even more necessary now, to ensure FAIRness but also with the range of application areas requiring such metadata, and primarily to ensure that systems increasingly utilizing AI have a basis in formal logic (not just the currently popular large language models but more for data management, analytics, simulation, and visualization). The meeting objectives include the metadata required for effective Scientific Knowledge Graphs covering the entities of interest in the scientific domain, the relationship of metadata to vocabularies, and the metadata required for the Kernel Information Record in the FAIR Digital Object.

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

    Privacy Policy

Log in to reply.