Advancing Data Versioning: From Principles to Actionable Recommendations

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02 Aug 2021
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The former RDA Data Versioning Working Group has published a set of principles to describe existing data versioning use cases and practices. The presentation of the data versioning principles, a community review and discussions at the RDA VP1 in November 2020 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 activities for the Data Versioning IG are planning activities to:

  1. Develop a set of recommendations from the data versioning principles;
  2. Promote their adoption; and
  3. Analyze how they can be applied to questions of attribution, authority, and ethics arising from data publication and sharing.

The objectives of this meeting are to introduce the IG charter (endorsed in July 2021) and to develop a plan to execute the proposed activities.

 

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l2j7mx5m8ed1honZk-9FoJCXOapsby1_pDSZR8fN5Tk/edit?usp=sharing

 

  • Introduction to the group

  • Introduction to the data versioning principles of the Data Versioning WG final report

  • Discussion on a plan to develop actionable recommendations from the data versioning principles; (parallel breakout sessions)

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

  • Discussion of connections with other RDA groups

  • Wrap up with actions

Target Audience: 
  • Data curators
  • Data facility managers / data policy managers
  • data developers
  • data publishers
  • researchers  / data users
Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The former RDA Data Versioning Working Group (2018-2021) worked on collating and identifying methods that had already been adopted or became ad hoc practices for data versioning. Based on this analysis, the group formulated a set of principles to describe data versioning use cases and practices. At a related BoF at the RDA VP15 in 2020, a community review and discussions showed that the application of the data versioning principles reach further than data management and had implications for attribution, authority, and ethics of data publication and sharing. 

The new Data Versioning IG was approved in July 2021 and is a combination of taking the principles developed by the former Versioning WG, combined with the issues raised by the VP15  BoF. The proposed activities of the newly formed IG are:

  1. Developing a set of actionable recommendations from the published data versioning principles;

  2. Promoting their adoption; and 

  3. Determining how they can be applied to address the increasing number of questions of attribution, authority, and ethics arising from data publication and sharing. 

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
n/a
Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (3): 
Meeting presenters: 
Jens Klump, Mingfang Wu, Kirsten Elger, Lesley Wyborn