Provenance Patterns WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Ramdeen
WGs Getting started (~0-6 months after RDA endorsement)

Tracking provenance for research data is vital to science and scholarship, providing answers to common questions researchers and institutions pose when sharing and exchanging data.

The tasks for this Working Group focus on finding, detailing and recommending best practices for provenance representation and management.

This group will conduct its work in the manner of a business analysis task: identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. Since RDA WGs are not themselves research groups (rather groups of researchers and research agencies), this group will look for existing practice and re-present that for use rather than generate new practice.

Recent Activity

21 May 2018

Meeting in 35 hours' time

Hi all,
Our regular “Europe Friendly” meeting is on in about 35 hours’ time.
At this meeting I’m most keen to place people into groups to address certain types of Use Cases and patterns. So far we have established groups for provenance at:
* Vocabularies
* Spatial
* Enterprise scale
* Project scale
Please come along to this meeting to either join one of those groups or to create a new one.

09 May 2018

Patterns DB in production - almost complete

Dear WG,
I have just transferred the last of our Use Cases, Patterns, Implementations and so on from the Patterns DB from the dev server we’ve been running until now to a production server. The site will not go down again!
I am now working on the RDA logins to the system so that you all, and any other RDA members, can log in to the DB using your RDA credentials. For now, Use Cases etc. that you have contributed are attributed to you but you can’t add new ones or edit them until this logon work is complete.

07 May 2018

Meeting in 46 hours - Minigroups

Dear WG,
Our next meeting is on this week in about 2 days’ time at:
Chicago, USA Tue, 8 May 2018 at 8:00 pm CDT
London, United Kingdom Wed, 9 May 2018 at 2:00 am BST
Berlin, Germany Wed, 9 May 2018 at 3:00 am CEST
Canberra, Australia Wed, 9 May 2018 at 11:00 am AEST
Since we cancelled the last meeting, please could people attend this one to revisit forming mini-groups to address specific sets of Use Cases and Patterns? So far the mini-groups are:
* Enterprise – provenance at the enterprise scale

24 Apr 2018

Next meeting cancelled - call for mini-groups

Hi all,
The meeting for today/tomorrow in 10 hours is cancelled due to the unavailability of co-chairs.
The main item of current consideration in the group is the establishment of small groups around types of Use Cases, Patterns and Implementations. This is in order to think through all the variations and representations of them within an area, say spatial provenance, and to document things well.
From the last meeting we established the following mini-groups:
* Spatial
* Vocabularies
* provenance of and provenance using vocabs

09 Apr 2018

Provenance meeting this week - call for participation

Dear Prov Patterns WG and Australian Research Data Provenance members and additions,
This week we have our teleconference on Wednesday at the Australian Friendly time of 11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (Wednesday 1am UTC) (meeting invitation with details attached).
I would like to invite members of these lists who haven’t participated in many WG teleconferences but are interested in the WG in general to attend this week to engage some specific WG tasks. These are:
1. Specifying some Use Cases you have
2. Establishing provenance Patterns

29 Mar 2018

Materials from Plenary 11 - PPWG

Hi WG and visitors,
This email is to the Working Group mailing list and additionally all those who attended the meeting in Berlin last week. Some of you may get this twice since you've signed up!
Here are links to the presentations and other resources discussed in the meeting.
* The meeting web page -

27 Mar 2018

Meeting this week

Hi all,
This week’s meeting is on at the times below and in it we will discuss the Plenary meeting just held last week in Berlin.
Chicago, USA Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 9:00 am CDT
UTC, Time Zone Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 14:00
Berlin, Germany Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 4:00 pm CEST
Paris, France Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 4:00 pm CEST
Canberra, Australia Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at 1:00 am AEDT

26 Feb 2018

WG meeting in 27 hours

Hi all,
Our next Provenance Patterns WG meeting is on in just over 24 hours at the times listed below. I’d like to discuss recommendations to the W3C’s DataX WG which would be similar to recommendations to other metadata amodel systems like ISO.
* Review last meeting’s minutes:
* These will be completed and uploaded in a few hours still