IG Research Data Management in Engineering - Engineering RDM Initiatives

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26 Jan 2021
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Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GODqH3kqmauEls7bblRsb-HEpL9fPnN0TJfwg7CwNps/edit?usp=sharing

The meeting objectives of the session is to promote current Engineering RDM initiatives like the national research data infrastructure for engineers from Germany or the FAIR Data Collective - FAIR made easy. The initiatives will be introducing themselves. Questions like "How RDA and RDMinEng IG in special could support such initiatives?" and "How will other engineers be involved?" will be discussed.

Meeting agenda: 

Preliminary agenda:

  • Welcome and presentation of the activities and status of the IG (5 min):

  • Presentation of the different Engineering RDM initiatives with discussions (75 min)

    • The German National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering - Rainer Stotzka | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    • FAIR Data Collective - FAIR made easy - Nikola Vasiljevic - Technical University of Denmark (DTU) | RDA ambassador

    • Advancing FAIR and open data practices in energy science - Action items to progress from the status quo - August Wierling | Valeria Jana Schwanitz, University of Applied Sciences Norway | EERA Data project

    • Additive Manufacturing data management and standards development based on the FAIR principles - Yan Lu | US-NIST

  • Closure and next steps (10 min)

Target Audience: 

This meeting is open to all participants and encourages in particular practitioners, researchers and other experts as well as community representatives in engineering disciplines. Particularly, but not exclusively, the meeting welcomes members from the following backgrounds:

  • Scientists involved in engineering science

  • Industrial representatives from major and minor companies representing engineering science and the industry sector

  • Practitioners of software engineering for the industry sector

  • Policy-makers for non-disclosure agreements & legal experts

  • HPC and distributed computing experts

  • RDM support staff working closely with researchers in engineering science

  • Representatives from European and International engineering initiatives and associations

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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The “Research Data Management in Engineering” Interest Group (IG RDM4Eng) seeks to bring together scientific and industrial stakeholders from all relevant sectors. The IG RDMinEng will provide its scientific and industrial members with the opportunity to discuss and improve the legal and technological challenges to the adoption of FAIR data and software management in Engineering, to share knowledge, opinions and experiences, and form or participate in existing Working Groups to address these challenges.

At P12 in Gaborone, Botswana, a first session has been organized to foster the discussion about data sharing and research data management challenges in engineering. With more than 40 persons the meeting room was crowded demonstrating a huge interest in this topic. Since P13 the IG is successfully organising a session each plenary. At P14 the idea of setting up focus groups on “Engineering-specific DMP”, “Metadata for Engineering”, “Data Annotation” and “Engineering and Open Science” was formed. The Joint Session at P15 with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Data IG let the IG moving forward on the topic metadata and annotation. IG was running an online seminar series on “Metadata for Engineering” and
“Data Annotation”
from July to October 2020 which should be continued in spring 2021. 
The focus group on Engineering-specific DMP was integrated into a future WG on “Discipline-specific Guidance for DMP” (under preparation). A BoF session was held at P16.
The IG RDMinEng hold a working session on Data Provenance and Research Software for Engineers and a Joint Meeting with the Metadata IG at P16.

Short Group Status: 

The IG RDMinEng is recognised and endorsed.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Rainer Stotzka, Nikola Vasiljevic, August Wierling, Valeria Jana Schwanitz, Yan Lu