Research Data Management (RDM) vocabularies - RDA 10th Plenary BoF meeting

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Meeting title

Coordinating Research Data Management (RDM) vocabulary development efforts

Target audience

People/groups developing terms and definitions, writing documents related to RDM, developing policies related to RDM, discussing RDM in a transdisciplinary environment. 

Meeting objectives

The session discussion will focus on ‘generic’ RDM vocabularies rather than discipline specific ones:

  • Evaluate the various RDM glossary initiatives as described in the landscape White Paper.
  • Identify gaps, duplication of effort, potential synergies, and outstanding issues. 
  • Identify good practices in glossary development.
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation, collaboration and de-duplication.

Scope

With the continuing multiplication of such initiatives, it is timely to organize a dedicated BoF session to explore opportunities for collaboration, coordination, and de-duplication of effort. 

Initiate coordination between a number of significant and related research data management (RDM) vocabulary/glossary efforts.

Despite decades of intensive work on controlled vocabularies (standardized sets of terms) problems remain with definitions that are central to RDM. The important need for clear definitions of RDM terms is widely recognised and has been central to RDA efforts from its inception. RDA’s Data Foundations and Terminology (DFT) WG is one of the earlier initiatives. Other important efforts include: Science Europe Data Glossary; Common European Research Information Format (CERIF); Data Documentation Initiative (DDI); and Research Data Canada (RDC)/CASRAI RDM pilot. The latter has evolved into a new International Research Data Management glossary (IRiDiuM) supported by RDC, CASRAI, and CODATA. 

Meeting agenda (90 minutes)
10 minutes. Introductions and overview of objectives (organisers).
20 minutes. Lightning talks - 5 minutes each from presentations of RDM glossary initiatives present..
15 minutes. Group discussion.
20 minutes. Breakout groups to develop recommendations on specific topics (one topic per group): gaps, duplication of effort, potential synergies, and outstanding issues.
20 minutes. Reports from breakout groups (rapporteurs).
5 minutes. Summary and conclusions (organisers).

Collaborative session notes: Link

Some examples of groups working on RDM vocabularies:

Other resources include:

Group chair serving as contact person: Claire Austin
Co-chairs: Gary-Berg Cross, David Baker, Simon Hodson

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Session Room: Mansfield 3

Session Time:  Wednesday 20 September, Breakout 6, 15:30 - 17:00

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