status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Ruth Duerr, Michael Hildreth, Peter Cornwell

Group Email: [group_email]

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


The Preservation Tools, Techniques, and Policies (PTTP) IG provides a forum to bring together domain researchers, data and informatics experts, and policy specialists to discuss such issues as:

  • What data/software/artifacts/documentation (hereafter referred to as “knowledge products”) should be preserved for sharing, re-use, and reproducibility for a given research domain?For other domains?
  • What tools are available for researchers to preserve these elements in a manner that does not obstruct or hinder their research?
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of these tools?
    • Are there common features that could allow tools from one domain to be re-used elsewhere?
    • Are there tools that archives/repositories could provide that could make preservation much easier for researchers?
    • What are the longer-term development goals of each of these tools?
  • What preservation policies exist, imposed by government agencies, publishers, or other actors? How are they changing? How are they implemented? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • How can preservation policies be implemented in a way that aids research both now and in the future?
    • How does this depend on the tools provided?

Through the course of these discussions, the PTTP IG acts to strengthen the dialogue between domain researchers and the data community by focusing on how researchers are enabled to use previously generated and preserve new results.  This enhanced engagement amplifies the voice of the research community within the fabric of RDA.  The additional focus on policy considerations, by nature nation-, agency-, and organization-specific, serves to illustrate the means by which research preservation can be encouraged (or required) and the implications of these policy decisions.

Given that one must preserve knowledge products before one can (usefully) share them, the mechanisms by which this preservation happens is primarily in the hands of the researcher and should be a critically important element to the mission of the RDA.   The quality of the data and the information relevant to their creation can only be guaranteed by the researcher who produces the data.  Thus, it is in the RDA’s best interest to consider this an integral part of its progress.

This group has obvious synergies with the Reproducibility IG, the Provenance IG, and the Active Data Management Plans IG, among others.  It has no overlap with the existing Preservation e-Infrastructure IG, according to its charter.

Posts

24
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 draft programme now available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Co-Chairs, The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme. Please note that the Plenary dates have been revised to 3-11 November 2021.
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08
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Metadata IG and Preservation, Tools, Techniques and Policies IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) session application titled Metadata Needed for Curation has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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13
August
2021

RDA VP18 Session Proposal Submission

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Metadata IG members and Preservation Tools, Techniques, and Policies IG members, Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 18 titled 'Metadata Needed for Curation'. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 10 September. Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at ***@***.***-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you. Regards,
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10
November
2020

PTTP, Breakout 6 - 12th November 00:00 UTC

by Peter Cornwell

Please join Preservation Tools, Technologies and Policies IG tomorrow if you are interested in repository technology, FAIR, forensics and annotation updates—agenda on poster below. Detailed session description at https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-16th-plenary-meeting-costa-ric... This meeting provides a forum for discussion on Knowledge Preservation—how to make it easy for researchers to preserve their
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08
November
2020

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by Michael Hildreth

Greetings All, This is just a test email to make sure our system is working. best wishes, Mike Hildreth Mike Hildreth University of Notre Dame Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Science Professor of Physics 414 Nieuwland Science Hall [Physics office] 215 Jordan Hall of Science [Associate Dean’s office] ***@***.*** | 574-631-6458 | http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/michael-hildreth/
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17
September
2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Last two seminars of the series!

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

  Hi there, The last two online seminars of the series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” will take place on the 25th of Septmeber and 9th of October. We hope to see you there!  
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02
September
2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Next session on 15. September 2020

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

Dear all,   After the summer break we are ready to continue with the online seminar series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” organized by our IG-RDMinEng.  
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08
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Preservation Tools, Techniques, and Policies IG members,  
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21
July
2020

Joint online seminar IG-RDMinEng and IG Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data: "Lessons from building semantic technologies for drone for scientific IoT"

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

  As part of the online seminar series organized by the IG RDM in Engineering “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data”, we are joining forces with the IG Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data (IG sUAS) in organizing the next session.  
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06
July
2020

IG RDM in Engineering - Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data”

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

    The IG RDM in Engineering is organizing an online seminar series to activate the work of its focus groups ‘Data annotation’ and ‘Metadata’ established at the 14th RDA Plenary. The aim of this online seminar series is to explore initiatives, projects and applications already existing or under development that could be applied or adapted to research data found in engineering disciplines.   
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