RDA Announces Endorsement of Official Outputs; Webinar Highlighting Outputs and Endorsers Scheduled for September 16th
Research Data Alliance (RDA) is pleased to announce that four of the “outputs” developed out of its initial set of Working Groups have officially been endorsed by several external organizations located throughout the world. These “outputs,” are technical and social solutions and recommendations that enable data sharing, exchange, and interoperability. Working Groups at RDA initiated their development in 2013, with the goal of sharing them with other data communities who would ultimately endorse and adopt them in their own activities.
The endorsed/adopted outputs include:
- A Basic Vocabulary of Foundational Terminology and a Query Tool
Created through the efforts’ of RDA’s Data Foundation and Terminology Working Group, this vocabulary was the result of the group working with 21 data models and over 120 community experts to address the problem of fragmentation in data models.
- A Persistent Identifier Registry
Due to the inconsistency in identifying data objects, RDA’s PID Information Types Working Group built a persistent identifier registry that supplies a base set of PIDs and a process for managing and adding future data types. The group also implemented an API for accessing typed information.
- A Basic Set of Machine Actionable Rules
RDA’s Practical Policy Working Group tackled the problem of automating data management by creating a basic set of machine actionable rules that support replication, preservation, and other common application scenarios.
- A Data Type Model and Registry
RDA’s Data Type Registry Working Group created a process model for registering data types and managing that registry over time so that it is usable by a diverse set of users and tools.
Endorsing/adopting organizations include:
- Datafed.net, a web services-based software that mediates between autonomous, distributed data providers and users, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Basic Vocabulary of Foundational Terminology and Query Tool.
- CLARIN, a large-scale collaborative effort aimed at making language resources and technology readily available for the whole European Humanities and Social Sciences community, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Basic Vocabulary of Foundational Terminology and Query Tool.
- The Materials Genome Initiative, a multi-agency U.S. initiative designed to create a new era of policy, resources, and infrastructure that support institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials more efficiently, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Persistent Identifier Registry and Data Type Model and Registry.
- Deep Carbon Observatory, a global research program designed to transform understanding of carbon’s role in Earth development, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Persistent Identifier Registry and Data Type Model and Registry.
- Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, an open source digital platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale ethnographic and historical research, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Basic Set of Machine Actionable Rules.
- EUDAT, a European organization that enables researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Basic Set of Machine Actionable Rules.
- German Climate Computing Center – DKRZ, a central service center for the German climate research and Earth system research, endorsed and adopted RDA’s Persistent Identifier Registry.
To learn more about RDA’s outputs and the endorsing organizations, please visit rd-alliance.org or register for the upcoming webinar “An Overview of RDA’s Recently Endorsed Outputs” on Wednesday, September 16th at 14:00 UTC online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1893720031354626306.
Webinar presenters will include:
- Reagan Moore
Co-chair of RDA’s Practical Policy Working Group
Chief Domain Scientist, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
- Larry Lannom
Co-chair of RDA’s Digital Type Registries Working Group
Director of Information Services and Vice President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
- Peter Wittenburg
Co-chair of RDA’s Data Foundation and Terminology Working Group
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
- Tobias Weigel
Co-chair of RDA’s PID Information Types Working Group
IT Specialist, German Climate Computing Center
This webinar will include a more detailed overview of each of the outputs, how the endorsing organizations are using them, and how you can begin incorporating these solutions into your own data research activities.