IG Research Data Management in Engineering - Data Quality and FAIR metrics in Engineering

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26 Jul 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

The meeting objectives of the session are to present and discuss the concepts, approaches and initial results in data quality assurance and metrics for FAIR data in engineering. Suggestions, joint further development and application of the solutions would be desirable, so international contact and networking is another important aim of this meeting. Approach to engineering metrics will be coordinated with the FAIR data maturity model WG.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvkhVPHZxEdI9_I1p_ND89P9YgjVaNs-cxTG5424drs/edit


Preliminary agenda:

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

  • IG Co-Chair nomination and consideration (5 min)

  • Presentation (40 min) 

    • Ing.grid - Kevin Logan, Peter Pelz | Technical University of Darmstadt

    • Research data management maturity models in engineering - Iryna Mozgova | Leibniz University Hannover 

    • Data management planning in engineering - Daniela Hausen | RWTH Aachen University and Jürgen Windeck | Technical University of Darmstadt 

    • Metrics for FAIR Engineering data - Mario Moser | RWTH Aachen University

  • Discussion (30 min)

    • Reflection and evaluation of the presented approaches (consideration of parallel breakout sessions dependent on participant numbers)

    • Identify regional engineering networks to expand IG focus in these engineering approach areas (metrics, data quality,  and previous metadata discussions) 

  • Closure and next steps (10 min.)

    • IG Activity planning

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

  • RDM support staff working on the topic

  • FAIR data maturity model WG and other RDA IGs and WGs

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The “Research Data Management in Engineering” Interest Group (IG RDMinEng) 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 the WG Discipline-specific Guidance for DMP.  The IG RDMinEng held a working session on Data Provenance and Research Software for Engineers and a Joint Meeting with the Metadata IG at P16.

At VP17 the IG organised a session of Engineering RDM initiatives hosting several engineering domain research areas across the RDA community. A FAIR approach was presented for the Energy and Additive Manufacturing work areas and interest expressed on metrics and data quality in addition to planning of research data infrastructure for engineering sciences. VP18 will further engage these particular topics of interest in Research Data In Engineering through the proposed session.

Short Group Status: 

The IG is established and has 78 members.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Iryna Mozgova, Jens Freund, Daniela Hausen, Mario Moser