WG Data Citation RDA 9th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title

WG/IG Data Citation (WGDC): Making Dynamic Data Citeable

Time / Venue

April 5, Break-out 2, 14:00-15:30, MR14


Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group: 

The RDA Interest Group is the "follow-up" from the Working Group with the same name. The group brings together experts (researchers, data center operators, domain scientists) to discuss the issues, requirements, advantages and shortcomings of existing approaches for making arbitrary subsets of data citeable in an efficient manner. The Working Group has released its final recommendations in Sep 2015, which after a year of intensive evaluation were finally officially endorsed following the meeting at P8 in Denver.

The WGDC has now moved on into an adoption phase as an Interest Group, supporting numerous data centers in implementing these recommendations and collecting feedback and lessons learned on the way. Please follow the discussion forum and wiki for updates on the status of these pilots.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

The final recommendations of the WGDC are available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/system/files/documents/RDA-DC-Recommendations_151020.pdf, with a slightly more extensive report havimg been published in the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committe on Digital Libraries, available at http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v12n1/papers/IEEE-TCDL-DC-2016_paper_1.pdf .
(or, in the WG repository at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-wgdc-recommendations-extended-description-tcdl-draft.html)

Aditionally, there has been a series of Webinars by Adopters, presenting their implementations and experiences. These are available from the WGDC Webinar page at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-citation-wg/webconference/webconference-data-citation-wg.html

Meeting objectives

The goal of the meeting will be to provide an update on the progress of the various pilots funded by RDA Europe, RDA US or other groups/data centers implementing the recommendations of this working group.

Meeting agenda

1. Short description of the WG recommendations (for newcomers) (Rauber)

2. Report on standardisation process. (Rauber)

3. Brief reports on use cases

  • Virtual and Atomic Molecular Data Center (Zwolf)
  • BCO-DMO (Slides from C. Chandler, presented by Asmi)
  •     Pilot project in Japan (Yasuhiro Muyarama)
  • Others

4. Collaboration with other WGs and IGs

5. Other issues, future of the WG


- All data centers interested in supporting the data identification/citation services as recommended
- All researchers interested in being able to cite the data they use in their studies

Group chair serving as contact person: Andreas Rauber 

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months