status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Siri Jodha Khalsa, Mingfang Wu, Fotis Psomopoulos

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: 

A task force in discussion:

  • User study of data search

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. 

 

 

Posts

02
July
2020

Notes: [datadiscovery] RDA Data Granularity TF call this Thursday, Agenda

by Katherine McNeill

Dear all, Please find the notes from today’s call on our Overview, Meeting Agenda/Notes page. Highlights below. Kind regards, Katy Decisions: · After initial greetings, video can be turned on whenever speaking, but off otherwise to assist those with bandwidth issues. · Meeting notes (taken by KM): will be on the thorough side for now (not only decisions/actions but also notes), but can change after we settle on our meeting times.
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30
June
2020

RDA Data Granularity TF call this Thursday, Agenda

by Katherine McNeill

Dear all, Thanks to Fotis for his work so far, and he has now passed to Reyna & I the role of co-chairing the Task Force, so I’m sending the reminder/agenda for this Thursday. We’re both very much looking forward to working with you on this important effort. Following please find: 1. Thursday’s agenda (with any preparation noted), also posted to the Google doc agenda page 2. Connection information. Thanks and speak to you Thursday. Kind regards, Katy McNeill --------------- Agenda, 2020-07-02, 19:00 UTC
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23
June
2020

[DDPIG] RDA Data Granularity TF--indicating interest

by Katherine McNeill

Dear all, For those on the TF, look forward to talking to you all next week (agenda forthcoming). I also have an update on my note below. We’ve discovered that not everyone has edit rights to the pages I created (linked below).
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09
June
2020

RDA DDP IG: Invitation to the call - user studies in data discovery, this Thursday 12pm UTC

by Mingfang Wu

Dear All, Following up on our group session during the RDA Virtual P15, we would like to start a conversation to identify if there are any common interests in user studies in data discovery, and if yes, how we can collaborate. This very first meeting is on this Thursday 11th June, 12pm UTC. Please click this link
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01
June
2020

[DDPIG] RDA Data Granularity TF call this Thursday

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Dear all, this is a kind reminder of our upcoming monthly call. Please take note that the *time of our monthly call has now changed* - our next call will take place this *Thursday, June 4th 2020* at *19:00 UTC* (check your *local time here* ). The key message from our last call
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04
May
2020

[DDPIG] RDA Data Granularity Task Force monthly call

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Dear all, I hope this email finds you well, both physically and mentally, given these stressful times. This is just a gentle reminder of our planned monthly call for the data/metadata granularity Task Force this Thursday May 7th at 21:00 UTC - local time here . Last month, the DDPIG Data Granularity Task Force has a dedicated RDA P15 virtual session (here are the notes and the slides
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07
April
2020

Dynamic Data Citation sessions

by Mark Parsons

Hi all, There was some discussion of the RDA recommendation on citing dynamic data in the data granularity BoF last week. Y’all may therefore be interested that wWe will have not one, but two sessions at this virtual plenary, to accommodate different time zones. If you are interested in sharing your updates, discussing open issues and learning what is currently happening in the area of identification and citation of dynamic data, join us in any of the two slots. Our sessions are scheduled for: - Wed, April 8, 08:00 - 09:30 UTC:
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02
April
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary - Poster Session

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Be sure to check into the RDA VP15 sessions, and as part of the virtual Plenary, look into the virtual poster session through 9 April. Please visit the poster pages, add your comments, engage with the presenters and vote for your top 5 posters!
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02
April
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary - Poster Session

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Be sure to check into the RDA VP15 sessions, and as part of the virtual Plenary, look into the virtual poster session through 9 April. Please visit the poster pages, add your comments, engage with the presenters and vote for your top 5 posters!
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30
March
2020

RDA DDP IG Virtual Session: 12 PM UTC, 7 April

by Mingfang Wu

Dear All, Hope this email finds you all well. As part of the RDA virtual plenary, the Data Discovery Paradigms IG is going to have a virtual session on 7 April, at 12PM UTC. Please use this link
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