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

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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17
October
2022

Cancel this month's call, call for feedback to the group's plenary session proposal

by Mingfang Wu

Greetings everyone, We hope this email finds you well! We are sorry we have to cancel this month's call (was scheduled on 19th), due to our availability this week. We are planning to submit a group session proposal to the RDA Plenary 20. Here is the proposal in draft . Please contact any co-chair if you have any suggestions to improve the proposal before 25th Oct. (regardless time zone), the submission due date is 31 October 2022. In our recent monthly calls, we have been conceptualising and gathering
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14
October
2022

Call for tutorials - SWAT4HCLS 2023

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all, Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the *Call for Tutorials* for the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences Conference 2023 - SWAT4HCLS 2023 Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, on behalf of SWAT4HCLS 2023 Organizing Committee. *SWAT4HCLS Call for TutorialsWe invite tutorial proposals for the 2023 SWAT4HCLS edition to be held in Basel, Switzerland in February 2023. The tutorials will run on the first day on
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20
September
2022

Reminder: DDPIG meeting 21 September

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, Just a reminder that our next group call is on this Wednesday 21 September, 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 started at the last meeting. The meeting link and information is copied below.  Looking forward to speaking soon! Best wishes, Mingfang, Fotis and Kathleen  Zoom link:
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08
September
2022

Call for papers - SWAT4HCLS 2023 (first call)

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all, Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the CfP for the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences Conference 2023 - SWAT4HCLS 2023 Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, on behalf of SWAT4HCLS 2023 Organizing Committee. ----- *CfP - SWAT4HCLS Basel 2023Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences. 2023 edition in Basel, 13 to 16 of February, 2023Website: http://www.swat4ls.org/ CfP:
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16
August
2022

Update: [datadiscovery] Reminder: Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group call on 18 August

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, And here are the details for joining the call - apologies for not including them on my last mail. Zoom link: https://monash.zoom.us/j/92340379348?pwd=ZTNNQlpLZEw3Y2ZQZkY2VEVCbVNqUT09 Meeting ID: 923 4037 9348 Running meeting notes with agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cl8q2GgyWjD4oJll7ivSdKuYVdlh2cZMKdVM... Best wishes, Kathleen
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16
August
2022

Reminder: Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group call on 18 August

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, Our next meeting of the Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group will be this week on Thursday, 18 August at 1 pm UTC. You can check your local time here. Our main agenda point will be to discuss how to move toward an output based on the discussion at the plenary session at P19.  Best wishes, Kathleen, Mingfang, and Fotis --
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10
August
2022

Call for papers - DaMaLOS 2022 (third call)

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all, Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the CfP for the 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open Science DaMaLOS 2022 co-located with ISWC . Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, on behalf of DaMaLOS Organizing Committee. *DaMaLOS 2022: 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open ScienceOnline, October 23 or 24, 2022https://zbmed.github.io/damalos/
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