IG Long tail of research data - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

Developing coherent policies for collecting long-tail data

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

Research data are extremely diverse - as diverse as the international network of experts that perform research. Datasets may be small or large, simple or complex. Data may stem from hundreds of different subjects, may be produced by numerous methodologies, and exist in a plethora of different formats. The diversity of data is also characterized by a variety of data management practices, of varying quality and comprehensiveness. In general, larger datasets are more likely to adopt unified and standardized formats that are disciplinarily-defined and accepted. Long-tail datasets, on the other hand, which vary radically in source, discipline, size, subject, provenance, funding, format, longevity, location and complexity, are less likely to adhere to common standards. This diversity means that long tail data can take much more time and resources to curate and have historically received less attention in the community.

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

Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/long-tail-research-data-ig.html

Meeting objectives:

To share with participants final version of the publication, Supporting Long-Tail-Data in Research
To initiate a discussion about collection policies for long-tail data, share practices with the aim of evenutually developing helpful guidelines or recommendations

Meeting agenda:

Welcome
Overview of group
Sharing of final publication, Supporting Long-Tail-Data in Research, and dissemination strategies
Collection policies (lightning talks)
Wrap up

Target audience:

Data managers, researchers in the long tail, librarians, policy makers

Group chair serving as contact person: Kathleen Shearer

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Session Room: Cartier 2

Session Time:  Wednesday 20 September, Breakout 6, 15:30 - 17:00

Collaborative session notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10JiQoBK2CIyYxsF7XFgz_wLmqTBJagXFkZ-f...

 

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