Recent Activity: RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG

18 Dec 2019

I-ESA: Smarter Interoperability with Federation and Artificial Intelligence (SIFAI) workshop

Dear colleagues, 

I'm  supporting Prof. Marten van Sinderen (U.Twente) to organize this workshop in I-ESA, a relevant conference in interoperability research. 

Submissions from the group are welcome.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Best regards,



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.

24 Oct 2019

Registry-related GitHub links

Hi folks,
There was a question that came up in our session asking for the links to the GitHub repositories related to the registry work. There are two:
* The registry software:
* Metadata schema:
(the current schema deployed in the current registry is found in the nov17 branch)

23 Oct 2019

Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RE: [imrr-wg][rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig] International Materials Resource Registries WG: Draft Final Report

Hi Gerhard,
We can certainly add a reference to this document. As the document describes and you correctly allude to, the metadata schema used by the MRR was designed with the expectation that there could indeed be multiple overlapping vocabularies that could be expressed in a record, so it helps to point to another real-world and relevant example.
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23 Oct 2019

Materials Data Joint Meeting: Thursday 24th October 2019 Breakout 4  09:00 - 10:30 Undergraduate Center - U149 U6 (Konecranes)

General Agenda:

Brief Introduction: James Warren, National Institute of Standards & Technology •5 minutes

Panel Discussion on Diverse RDA Outputs, FAIR Data, & materials data lifecycle •45 minutes

Zach Trautt, NIST; Asahiko Matsuda, NIMS; Emanuele Ghedini, UNIBO                               

•General Discussion: 20 minutes

International Materials Resource Registries WG

•Ray Plante, NIST : 10 minutes

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.

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.