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Creating a Categorisation Schema of Digital Research Tools Mapped to the Research Data Lifecycle

Collaborative session notes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dPwrJlp23tuhXWoHViUTjGZzXpWvC2dCst9EO0BlLCc/edit?usp=drive_link

Group(s) submitting the applicationRDA-OfR Mapping the landscape of digital research tools WG

Meeting objectives

The RDA-OfR Mapping the landscape of digital research WG, supported by Oracle for Research (OfR), aimed to address the challenge of navigating the diverse and overwhelming digital research tool landscape and by creating a categorisation schema of digital research tools mapped to the research data lifecycle. 

The aim of this meeting is to present and solicit feedback from the global RDA community on the final deliverables that are currently in RDA ‘Community Review’ prior to endorsement:

  1. A harmonised research data lifecycle model and crosswalk to existing models (Deliverable 1). 
  2. A categorisation schema of digital research tools mapped to the harmonised research data lifecycle model (Deliverable 2)
  3. An online tool to facilitate and explore mapping the digital research data infrastructure landscape (Deliverable 3) 
  4. A report and recommendations for future work

In addition to the deliverables, during the meeting the WG chairs will also provide an overview of the group’s aims, objectives, methodologies and recommendations for future work, as well as identify possible opportunities for the widespread adoption of the deliverables by target stakeholders.

Meeting agenda: 

Time (min)Agenda itemLead

Welcome and introduction Facilitator
5 Presentation:
Introduction to the RDA-OfR Mapping the Digital Research Data Infrastructure WGBackground and descriptionAims and objectives
Facilitator
15Presentation: Deliverable 1 & Methodology
Presentation: Deliverable 2 & Methodology
Presentation: Deliverable 3 & Methodology
Adam Vials Moore,
Co-chair
Rory Macneil,
Co-chair
20Q&AAll
5Proposed next stepsRory Macneil
35General discussion Facilitator
5Closure of sessionFacilitator 

Target Audience: 

AdoptersValue/Impact 
Researchers (e.g., data creators and users)To understand, navigate, and select suitable research tools for managing and sharing data by providing information about their functionalities, relevance, and applicability to the various stages of the research data lifecycle. 
Data support professionals (e.g., data managers) To gain improved understanding of the digital research data infrastructure landscape, and become better equipped with essential knowledge of different types of research tools to provide relevant support, training and education.
Open Science/Research/Data Commons professionals     To understand the features, functionalities and interoperability of different types of research tools that can be used within diverse marketplaces or ‘commons’ for data and services.
Tool developers/providersTo: (i) understand the different research tools operating within the digital research data landscape; and, (ii) improve tool features, functionalities, harmonisation and interoperability to enhance data management and sharing practice.
Research performing organisationsTo make informed recommendations at the organisational policy level to staff regarding appropriate types of research tools for the management and sharing of research data.
PublishersTo make informed recommendations to authors and journal editors regarding appropriate types of research tools for the management, publication and sharing of data associated with journal manuscripts. 
FundersTo make informed recommendations to researchers and project managers based on data management plans for funded research.

Group chair serving as contact person: Rory Macneil


Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group:

This RDA Working Group (WG), supported by Oracle for Research (OfR), has categorised different types of research tools and mapped them to the research data lifecycle based on their features, functionalities and how they interoperate. During 12 months of operation, the WG has created a harmonised research data lifecycle and crosswalk to existing models, a categorisation schema of digital research tools, and an online tool to facilitate and explore mapping the digital research data infrastructure landscape.

Short Group Status:
WGs Producing deliverables (~6-12 months after RDA endorsement). By the time of the RDA’s 22nd Plenary, the group will have completed all three deliverables and will use this meeting to solicit feedback from the global RDA community on these deliverables, and identify potential adopters.

Type of Meeting: Working meeting

Additional links to informative material: 

Avoid conflict with the following group (1)Global Open Research Commons IG

Avoid conflict with the following group (2): Working with PIDs in Tools IG

Meeting presenters: Connie Clare, RDA, Francis P. Crawley, Good Clinical Practice A, Rory Macneil, Research Space, Richard Pitts, Oracle

Are you willing to host a second, repeat, session at a different time zone?: Yes