WG Research Data Collections RDA 8th Plenary meeting

Meeting title: WG Research Data Collections - Working Group meeting

Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The Research Data Collections WG aims to provide a general approach for building and working with collections of research data objects. Such collections should be persistently identified, offer interoperable create, read update and delete operations, and support multiple application scenarios reflecting the different needs of user communities. The WG has gathered a large number of use cases across disciplines and, based on these, expects to build the the following main outputs:
- a generic API specification and prototype for collections
- a conceptual model that reflects the various usage scenarios, including hierarchical collections, real-time and dynamic data
- a set of foundational definitions, in compliance with the DFT model

The WG held its initial meeting at the P7 in Tokyo and continued its work over the following months.

Please provide additional links to informative material related to your group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

All working documents are provided on the group homepage:
https://rd-alliance.org/groups/pid-collections-wg.html

Please list the meeting objectives

The meeting goal is to:
- get broad feedback on the first set of draft deliverables, including a Swagger API prototype, core definitions and model descriptions
- report to use case providers and gather more possible application scenarios
- continue work on some current items that require a larger discussion with wide participation
- determine next steps and coordinate work for the following months

RDA meetings bring together a critical mass of worldwide experts. We therefore aim to have an interactive, productive meeting with little front presentation and more focused discussion.

Meeting agenda

The meeting will start with a brief report of the current group status with a focus on the draft deliverables. The bulk time of the meeting will be spent on receiving feedback, involving use case providers and gathering input for upcoming work items.
A more detailed meeting agenda will be provided shortly before the plenary.

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

The group welcomes wide participation, but as time is short and plenaries tend to be very intense, we assume basic familiarity with the group work. Please familiarize yourselves with the material available from the group page or distributed over the lists prior to the meeting. 
Please understand that we cannot provide a general introduction as part of the meeting time.

Group chair serving as contact person Tobias Weigel