IG Data Discovery Paradigms - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

Data Discovery Paradigms IG: Reports from Task Forces and Way Ahead

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

The objective of this IG is to provide a forum where representatives from across the spectrum of stakeholders and roles pertaining to data search can work together to identify, study and make recommendations concerning issues related to improving data discovery. The goal is to produce concrete deliverables that will be recognized and valued by the research community.

This IG has identified 4 topics that will be the focus of the group’s initial efforts: 

  • Best practices for making data findable
  • Relevancy ranking
  • Use cases, prototyping tools and test collections
  • Metadata enrichment

Task forces formed around the first 3 topics started after RDA P8, while the last task force, Metadata Enrichment, began work after RDA P9. All task forces have been actively exploring their topics and will report out at RDA P10.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:

Group web page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/data-discovery-paradigms-ig, where links to pages for each of the Task Forces (including the documents produced in each case) can be found.
Our case statement can be found here: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/new-paradigms-data-discovery-ig/case-s...

Meeting objectives:

The objectives of the meeting are:

  • Inform all members and interested parties of progress made regarding Data Discovery
  • To discuss progress, next steps and potential overlap in activities within the IG and with other IG/WGs 

Meeting agenda:

  1. Short introduction of the group’s goals and progress (AdW to chair), include scope, work done, outputs for each TF
  2. Overview Task Forces Status (chair: AdW)
    • Communicate output of

      • Use Cases / Requirements (FP, backup: AdW)

      • Best Practices Data Repositories (MW)

      • Best Practices for Data Seekers (SJSK)

    • Report on results from survey on relevancy ranking (MW)

    • Report on progress/discuss current activities from the metadata enrichment TF (BH)

  3. Discussion on Task Forces, current/future (facilitator: SJSK)
    • Shall we close off work on some of these Task Forces?

      • Proposal Close: Use Cases and Best Practices;

      • Discuss: Relevancy Ranking; Metadata?

    • Report on proposals for future DDPIG work from survey

    • What new Task Forces can we start? Go back to original list? Other ideas?

  4. Discussion to identify gaps, overlaps and coordinationwith other RDA WG/IGs (facilitator: AdW)
    • Peter McQuilton (BioSharing / FAIR sharing IG)

    • Action plan/ideas for collaborating with other Working/Interest Groups?

  5. Summary of action items and next steps.(facilitator: SJSK)

Target audience:

Members of the DDPIG and those who are interested in joining. 
In particular, Data Repository Managers and Developers; funders, librarians, publishers and researchers interested in improving data discoverability; infrastructure and Big Data developers and researchers interested in discussing and solving issues concerning Findability of data. 

Group chair serving as contact person: Anita de Waard

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Session Room: International 2

Session Time:  Tuesday 19 September, Breakout 1, 11:30 - 13:00

Collaborative session notes:



Session slides and materials:

The Presentation at the P10

Ten Simple Rules for Finding Research Data

Data Discovery Paradigms: User Requirements and REcommendations for Data Repositories

An overview of current practices of data search services (early draft)

Use Cases Spreadsheet

Remote Instructions (Gotomeeting):

Online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314498885


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