status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Mingfang Wu, Fotis Psomopoulos, Kathleen Gregory

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


RDA Interest Group Charter

Name of Interest Group:  Data Discovery Paradigms IG


Introduction:

The F.A.I.R. Principles, i.e. that data should be “Findable, Accessible, Interpretable and Reusable”, have become a key theme of Open Science. To comply with the first of these criteria, being Findable, we need a data infrastructure that supports users in discovering research data regardless of its location or the manner in which it is stored, described and exposed. This is a significant and growing challenge, as the number of research data repositories, and the need for cross-disciplinary data discovery, increases. This interest group aims to explore common elements and shared issues that those who search for data, and who build systems that enable data search, share.

Objectives:

The objectives for this interest group are to provide a forum where representatives from across the spectrum of stakeholders and roles pertaining to data search can discuss issues related to improving data discovery. The goal is to deliver guidelines and recommendations that can be adopted by data repositories, infrastructure developers, data producers and data users to improve the discovery and use of research data.

Key questions the IG wishes to address:

At RDAP8, we identified a long list of topics pertaining to data discovery, which were then voted by the group members to a shortlist of 10 topics. The top 5 of these have been selected as the key Task Forces which the group is focusing on (linked to the wiki page for each Task Force). Three of the Task Forces were officially closed at the RDA P11 after producing the corresponding outputs; these were:

The Interest Group currently has two active Task Forces: 

 

For more details on the full list of potential task forces and the process followed in selecting them, please see the page on Task Forces.

 

Timeline:

Related Activities:

  • NASA’s WG on Search Relevancy – focus is on improving search result relevance for EOSDIS data
  • ESIP’s Information Quality Cluster and NASA’s WG on Data Quality are both addressing ways of capturing and conveying quality information
  • ESIP's Semantic Technologies Cluster which is working on guidelines for using schema.org
  • W3C’s Best Practices for Spatial Data on the Web aims to improve discoverability and accessibility of geodata

Other RDA IGs whose activities are of interest and who we will interact with:

  • Metadata
  • Registries
  • Brokering
  • PIDs
  • Research data collections

Participation:

The Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group is open to all members and encourages active participation through the Task Force mechanism. Task Forces have phone conferences on a regular basis. To become active in either the Task Forces or propose other activities for the IG, please contact the Chairs. 

Currently, the group has a monthly call on the third Wednesday, 12pm UTC. Everyone interested in the topic of data discovery is welcome to join the call.

 

 

Posts

23
March
2023

Open call for new co-chairs of the DDPIG

by Kathleen Gregory

Hi everyone, First of all, it was great seeing all of you (both F2F and virtually) at the RDA Plenary session! As announced earlier as well, and following the recommendation by RDA to ensure a rotation of Group chairs, our plan is to step down from co-chairs by the end of this year. It has been an extremely productive and positive experience, and we will continue being active members of this group, but we also feel that we need to provide the space for other members of our Community to grow.
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14
March
2023

Cancel the monthly call on this Wednesday (15th)

by Mingfang Wu

Dear All, We are going to have a group session at the RDA plenary, so we cancel this month's group call on Wednesday (15th).
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14
March
2023

Second Call for papers - DaMaLOS 2023 co-located with ESWC

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all IG and WG at RDA Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the Call for Papers for the 3rd Workshop on Metadata and Research (objects) Management for Linked Open Science - DaMaLOS 2023 , this year co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference ESCW 2023. Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, On behalf of the organizing committee ---- *DaMaLOS 2023 CfPESWC 2023. Hersonissos, Greece, May 29, 2023Conference
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14
February
2023

Reminder: Data Discovery Paradigms meeting 15 February 12pm UTC

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, Our next group call will be this Wednesday 15 February, starting at 12 pm UTC. You can check your local time here.
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06
February
2023

Workshop in Data Findability

by Brigitte Mathiak

Hi everyone, I am organizing a workshop and I thought it might be of interest to some of you. “Data Findability in a Changing Ecosystem” Workshop at Konsort SWD. March 16th, 2023. Experts present their strategy for improving findability and a better ranking, lessons learned, and recommendations to data providers. Featured topics include findability of research data, ecosystem for data discovery, challenges in cross-domain research data and discovery for scholarly information extraction.
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17
January
2023

Reminder: Upcoming Meeting for RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, Our next group call will be this Wednesday 17 January, starting at 12 pm UTC. You can check your local time here.
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16
January
2023

Call for papers - DaMaLOS 2023 co-located with ESWC

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all IG and WG at RDA Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the Call for Papers for the 3rd Workshop on Metadata and Research (objects) Management for Linked Open Science - DaMaLOS 2023 , this year co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference ESCW 2023. Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, on behalf of DaMaLOS Organizing Committee *DaMaLOS 2023 CfPDaMaLOS-2023: 3rd Workshop on Metadata and Research (objects) Management for Linked Open ScienceESWC 2023Hersonissos, Greece,
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05
December
2022

RDA 20th Plenary - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Data Discovery Paradigms IG Your RDA 20th Plenary (P20) session application titled Recommendations for data repositories to improve data discoverability has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. * Draft programme to be published on Friday, 16th December 2022 * Any requests for changes must be made by Friday, 13th January 2023 * The programme will be deemed final by Thursday, 19th January 2023 * Event platforms to be used - Whova and Zoom (details will be provided)
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14
November
2022

DDPIG meeting 16 November 12pm UTC

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, Our next group call will be this Wednesday 16 November, starting at 12 pm UTC. You can check your local time here. Our main agenda items is to work further on the Ten Things document which we have been outlining in the previous meetings. The meeting link and fruther details are copied below. 
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09
November
2022

Invitation to participate in 'A Decade of Data: 10 Years of the RDA' events and activities

by Connie Clare

Good day, The RDA Secretariat would like to invite the Data Discovery Paradigms IG to participate in ‘A Decade of Data’: Celebrating 10 Years of the Research Data Alliance’. 10 months to celebrate 10 years of the RDA
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