Project Workshop to Apply RDA Recommendations to make data FAIR in the Earth and Space Sciences

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18 Mar 2018

Project Workshop to Apply RDA Recommendations to make data FAIR in the Earth and Space Sciences

 

Summary

What:    An open workshop for the Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth and Space Sciences project. which seeks to implement multiple RDA and other recommended technologies and practices to significantly improve the interconnection of data and literature in the Earth and space sciences (ESS).

When:    Sunday, 18 March, 10:00 - 17:00 CET (9:00 - 16:00 UTC)

Where:     GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, House H, Lecture Hall in Potsdam, Germany

Who: Open to all interested researchers and data professionals, especially those working in Earth and space sciences.

** Please register for the workshop by 24 February **

While it is an open meeting, venue constraints require that we limit attendance to 50 people.

Remote participation will also be available.

 

Project Background

The American Geophysical Union, in partnership with the Center for Open Science, the Earth Science Information Partners, and RDA is leading a project funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to significantly improve the interconnection of data and literature in the Earth and space sciences (ESS).

The overall vision is that

  1. ESS publishers will follow consistent and rigorous policies and guidelines for sharing and citing data used in scholarly literature;
  2. Open ESS repositories will enable those policies and other data applications by providing persistent identifiers, rich metadata, and related services for the data they hold; and
  3. ESS researchers will understand how to consistently share, document, and reference the data they collect and use.

The project is not developing new technologies or practices. Instead we emphasize and facilitate the adoption of existing recommended technologies and practices developed in RDA, WDS, Force11, ESIP, CODATA, and elsewhere. RDA Recommendations and Supporting Outputs being adopted include:

In addition, the project seeks to work with many RDA Working and Interest Groups, including, but not limited to:

 

Event Plan and Structure

The project is organized into six short-term “Targeted Action Groups” or TAGs that are coordinating the assessment and implementation of Recommendations from RDA, WDS, Force11, ESIP, CODATA, and elsewhere:

  • Repository Guidance for Researchers (Tag A/D)
  • Publishers in the ESS team (Tag B)
  • FAIR Resources and Training for Researchers (Tag C)
  • Data and DOI Workflows and Handoffs (Tag E)
  • Culture Change through Credit (Tag F)
  • Key Elements of Active DMPs (Tag G)

During the workshop there will be time for the various TAGs to work in their own groups to advance work on their specific tasks. This will be followed by a whole group discussion on how al the various TAGs link together to achieve the overall vision. A central goal of the workshop is to produce a model or diagram illustrating how all the adopted recommendations fit together and which stakeholders (publishers, repositories, infrastructure providers, researchers, etc.) are responsible for what.

A more detailed agenda will come out by the end of February.

 

Workshop Contacts

Shelley Stall, AGU

Lynn Yarmey, RDA

Mark Parsons, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kirsten Elger, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ