status: Completed

Chair (s): Jane Greenberg, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela, Alex Ball

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Contact Enquiries email


Please note that the Metadata Standards Directory  WG has now finished its term under RDA and has delivered its outputs. A follow-on WG has been created: Metadata Standards Catalog WG.


The RDA Metadata Standards Directory Working Group is supported by individuals and organizations involved in the development, implementation, and use of metadata for scientific data. The overriding goal is to develop a collaborative, open directory of metadata standards applicable to scientific data can help address infrastructure challenges...Metadata Standards Working Group Case Statement.

 

 

Key resources  

Outputs

  • Output Slides presented at  Plenary 6 in Paris
  • Output Slides presented at Plenary 5 in San Diego
  • Metadata Principles - Created and endorsed by all the RDA metadata groups

Outreach and Presentations

  • Summer interns help advance MSDWG agenda:  
    • Yuan Ling, Drexel University, USA-RDA internship, investigates machine-actionable policy linking RDA's MSDWG and Policy working groups.  See Yuan's poster @ RDA-4, Mapping Human-Readable/Machine-Readable Policies for RDA Metadata Standards Directory Development.
    • Kate Alderete, University of Denver, Colorado, DataONE RDA metadata WG:  DataONE summer internship, project no. 7, explores GitHub to make the Metadata Standard Directory more commuity driven.
  • Ball, A., Chen, S., Greenberg, J., Jeffery, K., Koskela, R., and Perze, J.  (2014).  Building a disciplinary metadata standards directory.  IDCC-2014: https://rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/ball-et-al-MSD-idcc14.pdf
  • Chen, S. (2014).  A Prototype Collaborative Directory of Metadata Standards. A Master’s

    Paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. April 2014:  https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/SChen-RDA-Metadata.pdf

  • Perez, C.  (2013).  The RDA’s Metadata Standards Directory: Information Gathering. A Master’s Paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. November, 2013: CPerez-RDA-Metadata.pdf, 
  • CAMP-4-DATA - DCMI Science and Metadata/RDA, 6 Sept. 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, (Proceedings).  Greenberg, 

Selected past events 

WG slides and documents 

(updated: 28 Sept. 2015)

 

Posts

24
July
2020

Register Now: Webinars – Data Description with DDI - Cross Domain Integration (DDI-CDI)

by Joachim Wackerow

The Data Documentation Initiative Alliance has recently announced the public review of their new specification, DDI – Cross Domain Integration (DDI-CDI). In order to introduce potential reviewers to the specification a series of general introductory webinars have been held. Perhaps you already took part in one of them or would like to have a look at them? Please review the slides and recordings. To follow up on this, we are now launching a second series of virtual events 1) for specific audiences, and 2) about specific topics.
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09
October
2019

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

by Gina Pavone

Dear members, I’m writing on behalf of the editorial board of the CODATA Data Science Journal. I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection of CODATA DSJ on RDA Results. Publication fees will be covered by the EC project "RDA Europe 4.0".  
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09
October
2019

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

by Gina Pavone

Dear members, I’m writing on behalf of the editorial board of the CODATA Data Science Journal. I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection of CODATA DSJ on RDA Results. Publication fees will be covered by the EC project "RDA Europe 4.0".  
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15
May
2019

Call for Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

by Alexandra Delipalta

View the Data Science Journal special collection https://datascience.codata.org/collections/special/research-data-alliance-results/ Continuous submission open at https://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/.
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24
October
2016

Aggregating and mapping Metadata - hands-on webinar, 31 October, 15:00 CET

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear members of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group, I am writing to invite you to the *hands-on webinar on "Aggregating and mapping Metadata",* scheduled on*Monday 31st October at 15:00 CET / 13:00 UTC.* The webinar will be held by Dimitris Gavrilis, Athena RC. The purpose of this webinar is to familiarise participants with key aspects of data aggregation, relevant for all projects that include some form of data gathering of metadata capture. A metadata aggregation
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18
April
2016

Collaboration Projects Testing RDA Outputs

by Rebecca Koskela

We'd like to bring your attention to the latest Research Data Alliance Magazine ( https://rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/attachment/RDA_magazine_Fina...) to read about the collaboration projects testing RDA outputs. In particular, check page 9 to read about the integration of the Metadata Standards Directory with the DMPonline. Alex Ball Keith Jeffery Rebecca Koskela Executive Director, DataONE University of New Mexico
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21
January
2016

Transition to the Metadata Standards Catalog WG

by Alex Ball

Dear WG members, We are happy to confirm that the RDA Council has formally Recognized and Endorsed the Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group. Since the Catalog group is a follow-on to this Directory group, our activity and attention will now be directed entirely to the new group. As I result of this, I would urge you to do two things:
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18
January
2016

Request from the Biosharing Initiative

by Keith Jeffery

Dear Colleagues in the Metadata Groups of RDA - I have a request (attached) from Peter Mcquilton of the Biosharing initiative / Biosharing WG of RDA of which many of you will know from presentations at RDA. I know Peter and the rest of the Biosharing team would be very grateful to receive as many responses as possible. With best wishes Keith Keith G Jeffery Consultants Prof Keith G Jeffery E: ***@***.*** T: +44 7768 446088 S: keithgjeffery
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