From Observational Data to Information IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir
IG Established
 

Our aim is to advance shared understanding of the relationship between data and information, primarily in the context of environmental research infrastructures for observational data and semantic information about observed environments. While commonly used, the terms data and information are poorly understood. Typically understood as the values organized in rows and columns, in reality there are observational data, experimental data, simulation data. There are feature, trend, geospatial data sets. There are primary data, secondary data, derivative data, operational data, metadata. Furthermore, we increasingly speak of mining information from data and transferring information into knowledge. However, what mined information is and how information is represented and recorded in research infrastructures remains obscure. Knowledge is even more complex. There is a need to clarify what data, information and possibly knowledge are, and how these concepts relate in the research infrastructure context. We provide a platform to advance this subject matter.



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.

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.

15 Mar 2019

Lightning talks at upcoming Plenary Joint Session with VRE IG

Dear all,
At the upcoming plenary in Philadelphia, VRE IG [1] and OD2I IG [2]
organize a joint session to explore the role of VREs in implementing
and executing data to knowledge value chains in research.
We are seeking lightning talks (approx. 5 minutes) that provide
theoretical or practical insights into this subject. If such a talk is
of interest to you, please contact Markus Stocker
(***@***.***) with a very short abstract. Speakers will
also be invited for a panel discussion.