IG Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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02 July 2018 1840 reads

Meeting title
IG Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions (Remote Access Instructions)

Meeting room: Tsodilo B3

Collaborative session notes 


Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions Interest Group is primarily concerned with technical architectures for managing research data within universities and other multi-disciplinary research institutions. It provides insight into the approaches being taken to the development and operation of such architectures and their success or otherwise in enabling good practice.

The main themes of the IG are

- Exploring how diverse tools, technologies, and services can be integrated to meet the evolving needs of researchers in research institutions.
- Considering interoperability between institutional research data infrastructures and (inter)national or discipline-based infrastructures
- Understanding the different institutional approaches to governance structures and business processes in responding to research ICT demands (e.g. capacity planning/forecasting for storage)
- Sharing case studies of solutions developed by data infrastructure projects in research institutions
- Presenting technical innovations and ideas that can further the development of integrated research data infrastructures
- Agreeing best practice relating to research data architectures in research institutions

This group is also for discussion about nuts and bolts of the research data infrastructures used in the local research infrastructures.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Current version of the IG Charter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bUtcmsYi2BCta4txZzTdTX5r6YTKxJiv/view?u...

Please list the meeting objectives

Meeting objectives
- Share examples of good practices relating to research data architectures via case studies of institutions

- Discuss in particular storage architectures, challenges, and use cases

- Plan governance survey in the future (to determine how institutions are currently set up and who are the people with the authority to decide institutional architectures)

- IG activities; Situation of the IG charter, joint activities worth to other RDA groups

- Identification of additional partners

Meeting agenda

1. Opening the session, co-chairs Ville Tenhunen and James Wilson

2. Brief introduction to the group, co-chairs

3. Discussion about governance survey, James Wilson

4. Case presentations and lighting talks - topic:”Storage architectures, challenges, and use cases

Case presentation:

Research Data Management in Munich - a LMU-LRZ-TUM working group‘s perspective

Stephan Hachinger, Hai Nguyen, Tobias Weber (LRZ)
Ursula Eisold, Manuel Hora, Tomas Mader, Christine Wolter (TUM)
Rainer Gnan, Sonja Kümmet, Volker Schallehn, Julian Schulz, Martin Spenger, Alexander Weiss (LMU)

Lightning talks:

- Australian case
- British case
- Lightning talks from the audience

5. Discussion about current technology trends and future directions, Ville Tenhunen

6. IG activities; situation with the IG Charter, co-chairs


The target audience of this meeting may include all those people who are involved research data infrastructure projects or services as well as users who are interested in the topic of systems, technologies and data flows as a part of the research data infrastructures. For example research data infrastructure project owners or product owners, project managers, IT architects, data engineers, data managers, data scientists, developers and service users who are interested in technology issues are typical target audience of this meeting.

Group chair serving as contact person
Ville Tenhunen

Type of meeting
Working meeting

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