Recent Activity: PID Kernel Information Profile Management WG

19 Oct 2020

Closing the group

Dear all,
for various reasons, there has been no activity in the Kernel
Information group over the past months. Among other obvious ones, one
major reason for this is that all co-chairs are long-term busy with
other projects in other fields and interests have shifted considerably.
We have discussed what this means for the group and us as co-chairs of
it and concluded that it would do the group no justice to continue with
a state of overall inactivity; RDA does not need inactive groups lying

17 Dec 2019

Initial EOSC PID policy available for consultation

Dear all,
the EOSC FAIR and EOSC Architecture Working Groups have released a first
draft of a PID Policy for EOSC. The official announcement is here [1]
and the draft policy is here:
The policy refers to PID Kernel Information in multiple areas and I
would like to encourage you to review it and see how it affects or

06 Dec 2019

Gathering use cases for PID Kernel Information profile management

Dear all,
following the kick-off at RDA P14, the next actions include to gather
disciplinary use cases that show how KI profiles are used and then
derive a set of exemplary workflows for interaction with profiles from them.
I would like to encourage you to contribute your use cases to the github
repo here:
A use case should describe
- a general 'set of the scene' explaining the application case that

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members, 

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.   

If you are a chair and submitting for a joint meeting session, all chairs involved in that joint session must be notified of the submission. 

29 Oct 2019

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

Dear members,

I’m writing on behalf of the editors of the CODATA data science journal special collection on RDA results.

I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection. 

21 Oct 2019

RDA P14: PID Kernel Information Profile Management WG session - please contribute!

Dear all,
at RDA P14 in Helsinki we will hold the kick-off meeting of the PID
Kernel Information Profile Management WG (Wed, Oct 23, Breakout 1,
The draft agenda is as follows:
1. Introduction to Kernel Information and existing recommendation (10 min.)
2. Introduction to new group charge, case statement, brief Q&A ( 15 min.)
3. Discussion: planning the group work, challenges, use cases, adoption, ...
I would like to invite everyone to attend and contribute. If you have a

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

04 Sep 2019

RDA website unavailable due to maintenance on 4 and 5 September 2019

Dear RDA members,


The following message is to inform you that RDA website is scheduled for a technical maintenance from today 4 September at 10:00 UTC until tomorrow 5 September at 10:00 UTC.

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14 Jun 2019

Follow-up WG on Data Type Registries

Dear colleagues,
governance and interoperability between DTRs  is a still open issue in a
digital object ecosystem and in the DTR session at RDA P13 there was an
agreement that these topics should be the main concern of a third round
of the DTR WG in RDA.
Larry Lannom and myself have drafted therefore a case statement, which
we would like to submit to RDA to establish a follow-up WG.
We would like to encourage you to comment on the case statement and join
as supporter.

11 Jun 2019

Fwd: Mark A. Parsons - new related research

We talk mostly about Handles, but our Kernel should work for ARKs just as well. As such this is an interesting article about the growth of ARKs in the French library community and concomitant governance issues that may inform some of our discussion.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Google Scholar Alerts <***@***.***>
Subject: Mark A. Parsons - new related research
Date: 11 June 2019 at 02:19:21 MDT

05 Jun 2019

Follow-up WG on PID Kernel Information Profiles

Dear colleagues,
the discussions at the PID Kernel Information session at the RDA P13
indicated that there is more work to be done to further define PID
Kernel Information profiles, mechanisms to manage and govern them, and
further build the technical connections to related essential components,
notably a profile registry that can be built potentially on top of the
Data Type Registry.
Therefore, we (myself, Beth Plale and Jens Klump) have drafted a new
case statement, which we would like to submit to RDA to establish a

24 Jan 2019

RDA P13 Session Accepted - PID Kernel Information WG: Recommendation and Outlook

Dear group,
Congratulations! Your session application - PID Kernel Information WG:
Recommendation and Outlook - has been approved and will appear in the
RDA Plenary 13 Programme.  Please consider this your official
notification of acceptance.
The detailed Plenary 13 programme will be published online by 11
February, 2019, and your scheduled session time will be published in the
programme. The programme will also include the link to your meeting web
page – please keep that page up to date with any changes to your agenda

27 Apr 2018

Re: [pid-kernel-info-wg] Updates to the PID KI recommendation draft: Digital Object...

I made a single comment on the Dublin Core / PID Kernel connection.
Otherwise, nothing to contribute. Its a substantive and well thought out document and I think will form the basis for future discussion, trials, and probable revision once we get enough real world experience.