RDA Eighth Plenary Programme

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  Day 1 - Thursday 15th September 2016
07:15 - 08:45 RDA for Newcomers (Room: Windows)

Chairs: Candice Lanius, Co-Chair, Ethics and Social Aspects of Data IG and Stefanie Kethers, Australian National Data Service & RDA Secretariat

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09:00 - 11:00 Opening Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)

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  • Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General
  • Francine Berman, RDA Council Co-chair and RDA/US Chair

RDA Sustainability Panel: transitioning to sustainability

Many public and private funders are hesitant to commit to funding resources in perpetuity, and ask for sustainability plans that could range from distributed community support, institutional commitments, or various sorts of fee-for-service business models. However, all too often the most difficult challenges are not in the sustainability model itself, but in a successful transition from the initial R&D phase that is conventionally fundable. This panel will explore various ways that research funders are trying to support transitions to sustainability, and open a conversation about how that might be more effectively achieved.

Panel Moderators: Jennie Larkin, NIH and Josh Greenberg, Sloan Foundation

  • Dan Lynn, CEO, AgilData | Scaling Data and Services 
  • Meredith Morovati, Executive Director, Dryad
  • Rachel Bruce, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, JISC

Data Sharing in Africa Keynote Address:

  • Kay Raseroka, University of Botswana & RDA Council
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00

  Breakout Session 1

 BOF on Data publishing: data usability certification services (Room: Tower Court A)

 IG Agricultural Data: Agricultural Data and Semantics -  state of the art in North America (Room: Vail)

 IG Biodiversity Data Integration: Developing a Global Research Infrastructure framework for bio-collections (Room: Tower Court B)

 IG Data Fabric: Joint Meeting with WG Chairs on Guidelines/Recommendations (Room: Silver)

 IG New Paradigms for Data Discovery: Kickoff (Room: Tower Court C)

 Joint meeting of IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography, WG Empirical Humanities Metadata (Room: Tower Court D)

 Joint meeting of IG Domain Repositories, IG Marine Data Harmonization, WG Research Data Collections: Adapting and Adopting RDA Outputs in Domain Sciences (Room: Windows)

 Joint meeting of IG RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability,  WG International Materials Resource Registries (Room: Columbine)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30

  Breakout Session 2

 IG Big Data: Where Do We Stand? (Room: Tower Court D)

 IG Brokering: Matching Interoperability Requests and Offers (Room: Tower Court B)

 IG Data Fabric: Data Fabric Configuration Building (Room: Silver)

 IG Global Water Information (Room: Tower Court C)

 IG Libraries for Research Data (Room: Vail)

 IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community: Container in scientific workflows and data preservation (Room: Gold)

  WG RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets (Room: Tower Court A)

 Joint meeting of IG Agricultural Data, WG Wheat Data Interoperability, WG Rice Data Interoperability, WG AgriSemantics, WG Soil Data Interoperability (Room: Windows)

 Joint meeting of IG Elixir Bridging Force, WG Biosharing Registry,WG Data Type Registries,WG Metadata Standards Catalog (Room: Columbine)

Indigenous Data and Information Sovereignty: Making Open Data work for Indigenous Peoples (Denver Room)

 Organisational Assembly - open meeting (Room: Spruce) - Meeting open to all RDA members

14:00 - 17:00 Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Co-hosted by the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30

 Breakout Session 3

 BOF Agile Data Curation: Planning meeting for Agile Data Curation Interest Group and Associated Working Group(s) (Room: Tower Court C)

 BOF GEO: Moving from Observations to Information and Knowledge (Room: Tower Court D)

 BOF Software for Better Description and Retrieval of Online Scientific Data (Room: Columbine)

 IG RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories: looking ahead (Room: Windows)

 IG Repository Platforms for Research Data (Room: Tower Court A)

 IG Vocabulary Services: Status Update (Room: Gold)

 WG RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World: Beyond first steps – building on the success of the WG and school (Room: Tower Court B)

 WG Research Data Collections (Room: Vail)

 Joint meeting of IG Metadata, WG Metadata Standards Catalog, IG Data in Context (Room: Silver)

  Organisational Assembly - Closed meeting (Room: Spruce)

18:30 - 20:00 Social event
  Day 2 - Friday 16th September 2016
07:30 - 08:45 Women in RDA Breakfast (Room: Windows)
09:00 - 10:00 RDA Recommendations & Adoption Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)


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Chairs: Hilary Hanahoe, Trust-IT Services & RDA Secretariat

10:00 - 10:30 RDA Business
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30

  Breakout Session 4

 IG Chemistry Research Data: Recent Outcomes and Discussions (Room: Tower Court C)

 IG Education and Training on handling of research data (Room: Columbine)

 IG Data Fabric: Core Session (Room: Vail)

IG Long tail of research data: 10 ways to support data diversity and the long tail of research data (Room: Spruce)

 IG Quality of Urban Life indicators (Room: Gold)

 WG Array Database Assessment: Progress Meeting (Room: Tower Court B)

 WG Data Citation: Adoption Meeting (Room: Tower Court D)

 Joint meeting of IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography, WG Data Type Registries, WG Research Data Collections: Evaluating Barriers to Digital Humanities Adoption of Data Infrastructure (Room: Silver)

 Joint meeting of IG ELIXIR Bridging Force, WG BioSharing Registry: The FAIR Data Principles - the concepts and exemplars implementations (Room: Windows)

 TAB session: Questions and Answers (Room: Tower Court A)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00

  Breakout Session 5

 BoF on Research Data Management Literacy (Room: Tower Court B)

 IG Chemistry Research Data: The IUPAC Color Books: Translation of Chemistry Terminologies to Digital Vocabularies (Room: Tower Court C)

 IG Geospatial (Room: Tower Court D)

 IG PID (Room: Silver)

 IG Vocabulary Services: Vocabulary Governance (Room: Gold)

 WG RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship: Developing Use Cases and Surveying the Landscape (Room: Spruce)

 WG RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services: Toward an open global information ecosystem for data-literature links (Room: Windows)

 WG Research Data Repository Interoperability (Room: Tower Court A)

 Joint meeting of IG Preservation e-Infrastructure, IG Reproducibility: Knowledge Preservation Tools for Researchers (Room: Vail)

15:00 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00

  Breakout Session 6

 BOF Developing International e-Infrastructure for Global Change Research (Room: Tower Court B)

 IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data: Developing Supporting Outputs (Room: Tower Court C)

 IG Data Foundation and Terminology (Room: Silver)

 IG Data Rescue: Updates and Potentials: Drawn from the Boulder Workshop  (Room: Tower Court A)

 IG RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability: Final Principles and Implementation Guidelines for Legal Interoperability of Research Data (Room: Tower Court D)

 IG Reproducibility: Update and Progress (Room: Gold)

 WG Data Type Registries: Initial Breakout Session for the DTR2 WG, a Continuation of DTR (Room: Columbine)

 Joint meeting of IG Brokering, IG Data Fabric (Room: Vail)

 Joint meeting of IG Domain Repositories, WG RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets, IG Ethics and Social Aspects of Data: Responsible Sharing of Confidential Research Data (Room: Windows)

17:00 - 18:15 RDA Recommendations & Adoption Plenary Session

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Chairs: Kathy Fontaine, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & RDA Secretariat

  Day 3 - Saturday 17th September 2016
09:00 - 10:30

  Breakout Session 7

 BOF Accreditation and certification schemes: stakeholders and goals (Room: Tower Court B)

 BOF Data Versioning: Is there a need to develop agreed best practice for versioning of Dynamic Data Sets? (Room: Tower Court C)

 IG Health Data: Health Data Privacy & Security issues (Room: Spruce)

 IG National Data Services: Building National Scale Data Services (Room: Silver)

 IG Virtual Research Environment: VREs/Virtual laboratories/science gateways: opportunities for developing a more coordinated approach to support interoperability across different systems (Room: Windows)

 Joint meeting of IG Data Fabric, WG RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows (Room: Tower Court A)

 Joint meeting of IG Data Foundations and Terminology, IG Vocabulary Services (Room: Tower Court D)

 Joint meeting of IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community, RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG (Room: Gold)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea break 
11:00 - 12:30

 Breakout Session 8


 BOF Domain Vocabularies: Domain Vocabulary Development, Standardization, Registration, Harmonization and Support (Room: Tower Court B)

 BOF Global Collaborations in Building Research Data Infrastructures: Mapping the Landscape of Global Collaborations Data Activities (Room: Tower Court A)

 IG Research Data Provenance: Drafting a Working Group Case Statement to develop Design Patterns for Provenance Solutions (Room: Spruce)

 WG Data Security and Trust (Room: Gold)

 Joint meeting of IG Active Data Management Plans, IG Preservation e-Infrastructure, IG Reproducibility: Tools Convergence: Integrating Data Management Plan and Preservation Tools (Room: Tower Court D)

 Joint meeting of WG BioSharing Registry, WG Metadata Standards Catalog, WG RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows: Data policies, databases and metadata standards (Room: Silver)

 RDA Early Career Fellows Meeting (Room: Tower Court C)

12:30 - 13:30 Closing Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)                                                                                                                                             View session recording
14:00 - 16:00 TAB & WG/IG Chairs meeting (Room: Windows)