Advancing Data Versioning: From Principles to Actionable Recommendations

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25 Jan 2021
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Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14x9OyIp5UcpY_fbI2TjS1YBG_sbU_0p6BBQDHu33QjI/edit?usp=sharing

The group has worked on the principles of data versioning practices and published a set of principles to describe data versioning use cases and practices. The presentation of the data versioning principles, a community review and discussions at the RDA VP16 showed that the application of the data versioning principles reach further than data management but has implications for attribution, authority, and ethics of data publication and sharing.

The objectives of this meeting are to re-form as an Interest Group from where the Working Group ended. At this meeting, the Data Versioning IG will constitute its new leadership and work plan until the next plenary. The proposed activities for the Data Versioning IG are planning activities to develop a set of recommendations from the data versioning principles, promote their adoption, and analyze how they can be applied to questions of attribution, authority, and ethics arising from data publication and sharing.

Meeting agenda: 
  • Report and discuss feedback received during the peer-review process of the publication developed from the WG Final Report;

  • Discuss how to develop actionable recommendations from the data versioning principles of the Data Versioning WG final report;

  • Develop a plan to promote adoption of data versioning principles (e.g. through working with other RDA groups); and

  • Discussion on the relevance and potential applications of the data versioning principles to attribution, authority, and ethics of data (re)publication and sharing.

Target Audience: 
  • Data curators / data publishers
  • Data facility managers / data policy managers
  • data users / researchers
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The group has worked on the principles of data versioning practices by identifying the methods that have been adopted or became ad hoc practices. Based on this analysis, the group formulated a set of principles to describe data versioning use cases and practices. The presentation of the data versioning principles, a community review and discussions at the RDA VP15 showed that the application of the data versioning principles reach further than data management but has implications for attribution, authority, and ethics of data publication and sharing. 

The proposed activity for the Data Versioning IG going forward is to plan activities to develop a set of recommendations from the data versioning principles, promote their adoption, and how they can be applied to questions of attribution, authority, and ethics arising from data publication and sharing. 

Short Group Status: 
  • P8 Denver (Sept 2016): BoF on Data Versioning 

  • P9 Barcelona (April 2017): Constituting the Data Versioning IG 

  • P10 Montreal (Sept 2017): Data Versioning IG 

  • P11 Berlin (March 2018): Data Versioning WG first meeting

  • P12 Gaborone (Nov 2018): Data Versioning WG working meeting

  • P13 Philadelphia (April 2019): Data Versioning WG draft report and recommendations

  • P14 Helsinki (October 2019): Data Versioning WG final report and recommendations, preparation for TAB adoption.

  • VP15 Melbourne (March 2020): Report on TAB adoption, future of WG.

  • VP16 Costa Rica (November 2020): Transition to Data Versioning IG to promote adoption and work on emerging topics in data versioning

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Remote participation availability (only for physical Plenaries): 
Yes
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Meeting presenters: 
Lesley Wyborn, Mingfang Wu, Jens Klump, Kiera McNiece