status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Wim HUGO, Michael Diepenbroek, Jay Pearlman, Stefano Nativi, Tommi Suominen

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: [field_secretariat_liaison]

The scope of the WG covers data sources from research and scholarly communication. Within this domain obstacles for wider application of brokering techniques are:

  • Multiple service protocols for data discovery, access, and application or processing;
  • Multiple content standards for data and metadata, augmented by Community profiles and non-standard implementations;
  • Multiple vocabularies and ontologies.
  • Multiple adaptation and mediation modules that are not guaranteed to be compatible.

Research projects and research data infrastructure initiatives often solve problems associated with this diversity as a matter of course, but the knowledge gained and components developed during such a process are not visible and useful to others. Furthermore, project life cycle limitations lead to lack of sustainability, loss of expertise, code, and infrastructure.

View the group case statement 

Plenary participation


Brokering Framework: Progress and Confirmation

  1. Welcome and Introduction (Karen Payne) (5 min)
  2. Introduction and confirmation of new WG co-chairs (Karen Payne) (5 min)