RDA Plenary 3 - BoF Data Citation Synthesis Group

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18 February 2014 1063 reads

BoF session for a Data citation synthesis group - Thursday, 27 March 2014, 15:30 - 17:00

Session chair(s) including email address(es):

Jan Brase (DataCite & ICSTI) jan.brase[at]datacite.org
Todd Carpenter (NISO & Force11) tcarpenter[at]niso.org
Simon Hodson (CODATA) execdir[at]codata.org


The goal of this discussion is to create a joint synthesis approach for all initiatives that currently are active in the area of data citation. Based on the great example of the data citation principles synthesis group that was in session after the 2nd primary of the RDA in Washington to harmonise the data citation principles from the Force11 initiative and the CODATA/ISTI task group on data citation standards, the idea is to provide a platform for representatives from different stakeholders and initiatives to harmonise their work and approaches in the area of data citation.

Targeted groups and initiatives that are welcomed to form this interest group include:
-    The CODATA/ICSTI Data Citation Standards and Practices Task Group
-    The Force11 Data Citation Implementation Group
-    The RDA data citation working group
-    The ICSU-WDS/RDA Data Publication Working Group
-    DataCite
-    STM
-    Codata
-    ICSTI

Now that the Joint Citation Principles are almost completed, there are a number other “data citation” and data publishing activities that are ongoing and /or being proposed.  A possible approach for this ”synthesis” approach could be identify the topics to be tackled and to form subgroups that work on specific tasks in more detail. An example for this is the already existing RDA data citation working group that deals with the specific task of citing subsets of data sets.  Another example is the Force11 data citation implementation group that aims at collection best practise examples of data citation. Additional topics of interest for sub-groups could include policy making, or active organisation of a global data citation campaign.

Links to additional reading material:
Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data
Report from the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices

Data citation synthesis group: Data Citation Principles – DRAFT

    15:30 – 15:35 Welcome and introduction (chairs)
    15:35 – 16:00 Reports from existing initiatives
    16:00 – 17:00 Discussion on future steps