Research Data Provenance


Group details

David Dubin, Nicholas Car
Case Statement: 

Tracking provenance for research data is vital to science and scholarship, providing answers to common questions researchers pose when sharing and exchanging data: Where did it come from? Who modified it? Is this copy the same as the copy I deposited? In what way is it the same? How do I resolve discrepancies or anomalies?

This group focuses on the comparison and evaluation of models for data provenance. It is concerned with questions of data origins, maintenance of identity through the data lifecycle, and how we account for data modification. Objectives of this group include: recommending general and expressive frameworks for documenting research data transactions proposing syntheses of complementary provenance views, and relating data provenance to problems of scientific equivalence and the assessment of data quality.

The Research Data Provenance group anticipates potential intersections with the Data Citation, Data Foundation and Terminology, and Metadata Standards working groups as well as the Data in Context interest group.


Recent Activity

20 Jun 2017

Minutes from meeting 21/06 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi all,
The minutes from the meeting just held are:
Main work is on filling the Use Case DB with some sensible specific as well as generic UCs including some from other RDA groups using their terminology. Once we have some more UCs we can test out how best to model them and change the UC DB accordingly.

20 Jun 2017

Prov Patterns WG meeting in 13 hours [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Prov groups,
The next WG meeting is on in about 13 hours time.
Los Angeles, USA Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at 8:00 am PDT
Chicago, USA Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
London, United Kingdom Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at 4:00 pm BST
Berlin, Germany Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at 5:00 pm CEST
Canberra, Australia Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at 1:00 am AEST
1. Review the minutes from the previous meeting

07 Jun 2017

Meeting in 3 hours [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Provenance Group,
We have our regular meeting today / tonight in about 3 hours time. Here's a quick agenda and teleconference details.
1. Review of past minutes
* I'm not sure we actually have minutes from our last meeting stored yet so Ming may provide these
2. Review progress to date on Prov Patterns WG
3. Member reports
4. Review up-coming provenance events
* eResearch conference
* RDA Plenary 10
* MODSIM conference
* others

31 May 2017

For Action: Plenary 10 Call for Submissions now open

Dear group leads,

as you may know, I am your Technical Advisory Board liaison.

I want to make sure that you are aware that the call for submissions for P10 has gone out: Call for Sessions

I'd also like to offer my help with shaping your session proposal if that would be useful - just let me know.



23 May 2017

RE: [rda-researchdataprov-ig][rda-provenance-patterns-wg] WG meeting begins just under seven hours from now

Just a reminder that we're about 14 hours away from our regular Europe-friendly Provenance WG/IG meeting (3:00 PM UTC).
We've just had the call for session proposals for the Montreal Plenary, and I hope to provoke you with some suggestions on documenting provenance patterns.
Talk to you soon.
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09 May 2017

WG meeting begins just under seven hours from now

Just a reminder that our regular Provenance Working Group/Interest Group meeting will take place at the Australia-friendly time of 11:00 AM AEST (8:00 PM CDT, 1:00 AM UTC).
As requested, I will contrast three approaches to representing agent roles in provenance descriptions, and relate these to a use case that emerged from the RDA/TDWG Metadata Standards for Attribution of Physical and Digital Collections Stewardship WG session at P9 last month.
Our next Europe-friendly meeting will take place two weeks from today.
Talk to you soon.

27 Apr 2017

Minutes from meeting 26/04 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

​Hi all,
Here are the minutes from the IG meeting held last last night/yesterday.
(given in the minutes document too with more details)
5, NC, Create an RDA wiki page for sources of provenance info, In progress (early stages)
6, ?, Plan for an AGU session, Stalled