Data Rescue/Data at Risk
Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:
Data at Risk is related to Data Rescue, but is much broader in scope (including Guerrilla Archiving). While Data Rescue seek to recover older datasets and metadata from the trappings of their existing media or format, Data at Risk seeks to ensure that data are preserved and replicated as a global treasure. Data at Risk looks to preserve old records as well as those at risk by willful neglect (stem cell data, climate data, geophysical data to name a few). Return on the original data gathering investment remains one of the main drivers for this group.
Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc
The minutes of the meeting will be published as soon as one week after the session
as an attachment to the session’s web page and
in the IG Data Fabric wiki at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-fabric-ig.html
The objectives of the Data at Risk meeting are
Reset the Data Rescue Mission and Case Statements as well as develop a framework and policy to insure that data at risk are properly curated and replicated
Creating non-traditional funding models for long term storage and replication
Develop Strategies and “cookbook” procedures for low cost rapid replication
Collaborate/partner across data centers and external organizations to protect biologic, geologic, climate, historic, anthropologic and other at risk data
Develop a page on RDA where people can list data considered to be at risk..
Agenda (moderation: Dave Gallaher/Steve Diggs)
Short introduction of the group’s progress to date and problem description - 15 minutes
Breakout group instruction and assignments - 5 minutes
Working discussion to identify and quantify issues, (all participants) - 30 minutes
Creating the scope of a new IG case statement, (all participants) 30 minutes
Compile results of the meeting, review actions, next steps before P10
Targeted audience and how to prepare for the meeting:
For this open session we invite data practitioners, and policy-makers from a broad spectrum of users and practitioners to share case studies, ideas, solutions. We need to create a tangible process as well as a network to so that significant data are not lost. Bring your ideas and thoughts on the best (low cost and easily implemented) solutions. Immediate action and time to solution will be a focus of what we expect will be a lively session.
Group chairs serving as contacts: David Gallaher
Type of meeting:Working meeting
Group maturity: more than 18 months