From Observational Data to Information IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir
IG Established
 

Our aim is to advance shared understanding of the relationship between data and information, primarily in the context of environmental research infrastructures for observational data and semantic information about observed environments. While commonly used, the terms data and information are poorly understood. Typically understood as the values organized in rows and columns, in reality there are observational data, experimental data, simulation data. There are feature, trend, geospatial data sets. There are primary data, secondary data, derivative data, operational data, metadata. Furthermore, we increasingly speak of mining information from data and transferring information into knowledge. However, what mined information is and how information is represented and recorded in research infrastructures remains obscure. Knowledge is even more complex. There is a need to clarify what data, information and possibly knowledge are, and how these concepts relate in the research infrastructure context. We provide a platform to advance this subject matter.


Recent Activity

22 May 2018

SciDataCon2018: Relevant session for this group

Dear all,
I like to draw your attention to the following SciDataCon 2018 session:
From Data to Knowledge: A Policy Perspective
https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/190/
While we have not discussed the policy perspective very much, it may be an
opportunity to present the issues and challenges of the data to knowledge
continuum and provide a summary of results so far by OD2I.
Any thoughts?
Cheers, m.

06 Mar 2018

Fwd: RDA Council Endorsement - From Observational Data to Information IG

All,
Just in time for the call tomorrow afternoon, some very good news from RDA!
Cheers, m.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yarmey, Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Date: Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:32 PM
Subject: RDA Council Endorsement - From Observational Data to Information IG
To: markus.stocker <***@***.***>, Stefano Nativi <
***@***.***>, jay.pearlman <***@***.***>, Asmi, Ari
J <***@***.***>
Cc: Andrew Treloar <***@***.***>, Francoise Genova <
***@***.***>, Paul Uhlir

02 Mar 2018

Next Call March 7, 3-4 pm UTC: Finalizing P11 Session

All,
Our next call will be next Wednesday, March 7, 3-4 pm UTC.
Connection: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r3k3n1fcjbd5/
The primary aim of the call is to finalize the plan for our P11 Session.
Meetings notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKLWllaPfBJ_D9iNFNRzACfZEWqoad1NYgBO...
Thanks and have a good weekend!
Cheers, m.

20 Feb 2018

[FYI] Fwd: RDA TAB Approval - From Observational Data to Information IG

Good news!
Cheers, m.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yarmey, Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 01:08
Subject: RDA TAB Approval - From Observational Data to Information IG
To: markus.stocker <***@***.***>, Stefano Nativi <
***@***.***>, jay.pearlman <***@***.***>, Asmi, Ari
J <***@***.***>
Cc: Andrew Treloar <***@***.***>, Francoise Genova <
***@***.***>, Paul Uhlir
<***@***.***>, Yarmey,
Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Dear co-chairs,