IG Disciplinary Collaboration Framework - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

Setting up the disciplinary collaboration platform for RDA

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

As the number of discipline-specific groups in RDA increases, so is the need for improving the level of coordination between them. Today, more than 20 RDA Interest Groups represent their respective scientific communities of practice in the wider RDA ecosystem.

This needs for better coordination of the disciplinary groups was first described at the SciDataCon (RDA P8) and further described in a subsequent publication (Genova, F. et al., (2017). Building a Disciplinary, World‐Wide Data Infrastructure. Data Science Journal. 16, p.16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2017-016). Building on these first steps, a group of disciplinary IGs co-chairs organised a first BoF at P9 in Barcelona. 

At that meeting we identified the vision, mission and potential first tasks of a new group, which aims at becoming a focal point of disciplinary engagement with RDA and provide the space and mechanisms for better interplay between scientific communities and RDA outputs/products.

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

Short report from the BoF session

Short intro presentation of the group

Group page

Meeting objectives:

Following our BoF session, The Montreal meeting will provide the opportunity to 
(i) set out a 2-year action plan; 
(ii) initiate some early tasks; and
(iii) discuss the mode of operation and leadership of the group

The session will continue the successful structure of the P9 BoF, making use of interactive tools to collate and harmonise participants' views. 

Meeting agenda:

draft agenda
[P]: Presentation time, [Q]: Question time, [D]: Discussion time

1. [P/Q] Background information and update (10 min)
2. [P/Q] Reference presentations (10 min)
3. [P] Lightning (and templated) presentations from participating disciplinary groups (15 min) 
4. [D] Task discussion: Coverage of disciplines in RDA (gap analysis) (20 min)
5. [D] Mode of group operation (incl. leadership and name) (30 min)

Target audience:

The following individuals are particularly invited to attend:
- Co-chairs of all the disciplinary groups participate to the meeting (see list below);
- Co-chairs from cross-cutting IGs and WGs attending cross-cutting technical and socio-cultural issues;
- RDA Council/Secretariat/TAB members. 

The session will be open, however, to all RDA members 
Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)
Biodiversity Data Integration IG
Chemistry Research Data IG
Data for Development IG
Digital Practices in History and Ethnography IG
Education and Training on handling of research data IG
Geospatial IG
Global Water Information IG
Health Data
Linguistics Data IG
Marine Data Harmonization IG
Quality of Urban Life IG
RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG
Structural Biology IG
Weather, climate and air quality

Group chair serving as contact person: Dimitrios Koureas

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Session Room: Mansfield 6

Session Time:  Thursday 21 September, Breakout 8, 11:00 - 12:30

Collaborative session notes:



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