RDA 8th Plenary Joint meeting: IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community and RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG

Meeting title

Granule metadata and data flows in data sharing and publications: Joint Session IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community with the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG

Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

MatDIIG promotes and supports exchange of material data 
resting on the foundation of free and open exchange of ideas and supporting data. This kind of exchange with computational and experimental materials data through shared online repositories, standardized formats and terminologies and open programming interfaces is essential to accelerating the discovery, design, and development of advanced materials.

The PaNSIG facilities support a wide spectrum of scientific communities, and development and promotion of standards (HDF5/NeXus) and standardized data catalogues (ICAT) are among the most promiment activities, supported by very substantial investments. The Materials community is doubtlessly one of largest and important communities utilizing the PaN facilities for scientific investigations. Consequently, the two IGs naturally share many objectives, particularly in the interplay between data formats, data sharing and data publications. 

The objective of the meeting is to illuminate this area from different aspects, focussing on technological and strategic implementations enabling seamless data preservation, data flow and living publications.

Please provide additional links to informative material related to your group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

The session will consider emerging technologies such as:
- Data Packages: http://datapackages.org/
- ActivePapers (http://www.activepapers.org/

And also involved the HDFGroup https://www.hdfgroup.org/ developer of high-performance science data formats.

Please list the meeting objectives

The objective of the meeting is to illuminate this area from different aspects, focussing on technological and strategic implementations enabling seamless data preservation, data flow and living publications.

This is in part developing an agenda for a future WG on science data formats.

Meeting agenda

Agenda:

1. Short introduction of the groups and aims of the meeting
2. Presentation on granule metadata in HDF5 and exploitation of APIs.
+ discussion how this and future developments align with needs of the scientific communities and
3. Presentation on frictionless data (http://datapackages.org/)
+ discussion how this could 
help data sharing across facilities and communities
4. Presentation on "living publications" like ActivePapers (http://www.activepapers.org/)
5. Discussion about possible WG spin-offs to 
promote standardization and evolution of standards. 

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

The session is open session for anyone interested in the evolution of data formats, data sharing and data publications tightly integrating data and scientific data analysis.

Group chair serving as contact person Brian Matthews