RDA Data Versioning Interest Group: Call for policy examples

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RDA Data Versioning Interest Group: Call for policy examples
01 Mar 2017

RDA Data Versioning Interest Group: Call for policy examples

01 March 2017

The demand for reproducibility of research results is growing, therefore it will become increasingly important for a researcher to be able to cite the exact extract of the data set that was used to underpin their research publication. It is widely acknowledged that published data need to be versioned but no guidelines exist to date.

The Data Versioning Interest Group will develop agreed practices for versioning of data, building on the outcomes of the Data Versioning BoF held at RDA Plenary 8 during International Data Week 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

In preparation for the group session at RDA Plenary 9 in Barcelona, the group would like to invite the RDA community to provide examples of data versioning policies and procedures in operation at their institutions. It will collect these examples for discussion at the Interest Group meeting at the RDA Plenary to identify best practices in data versioning.

Please email your contributions to jens.klump@csiro.au.