IG Data Rescue RDA 9th Plenary meeting

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11 January 2017 1213 reads

Meeting title

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

Meeting objectives

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..

Meeting agenda

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