Joint session Research Data Management in Engineering IG (RDMinEng) and IG small Unmanned Aircraft data (sUAS data IG)

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04 Dec 2019

Joint session Research Data Management in Engineering IG (RDMinEng) and IG small Unmanned Aircraft data (sUAS data IG)

Group leading the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

Engineering science is a big subject with a lot of subdisciplines. Drone engineering can be seen as one part of the engineering science, but it is also multi-faceted to other disciplines. One, but not the only point both groups have in common is working with tools. Good examples are the data annotation tools. Specifically, members of sUAS data IG are working on tools for the automated semantic annotation of drone data. The RDMinEng IG is working on an annotation tool for engineering which were presented in a 10 minutes talk at P14. A small focus group developed in a next step a lab notebook annotation pilot in the context of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Like the EOSC in Europe, Australia is also pushing research platforms. The Australian investment is going to platforms for different disciplines. One example is the Establishing Australia’s Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC).

Short Group Status: 

Both RDME and sUAS data IG are endorsed.  

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s): 

The sUAS data IG is focused on improving the FAIRness of data captured using sUAS in research via best practices, automation, and community education, and on lowering the barrier to use of sUAS for researchers.


The RDMinEng IG had already three working meetings (P12 to P14) with researchers, representatives from industry, funders and library as well as research data providers. The meetings were well attended with 24 to more than 40 persons which demonstrates the deep interest in the topic. In the last meeting at P 14 four focus groups were coming up on the topics Engineering and Open Science, Engineering-specific DMP, Engineering Data Annotation and Engineering Metadata. All the groups are right in the beginning and everyone is welcome to join the focus groups. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact one of the co-chairs.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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