Data re-use, share your experiences

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01 Jul 2014

Data re-use, share your experiences

Description / Abstract / Agenda: 

Date & time: BREAKOUT4 Tuesday 23 Sept 2014, 11.30 – 13.00


“The RDA vision is researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.”

Most of the RDA groups, the interest groups or the working groups, are focused on technical issues, even those linked to disciplinary fields such as wheat data, marine data or biodiversity are dealing with interoperability concerns : linked data, identifiers, metadata ….. And most of the RDA members are also IT specialists (computer science, librarians, data managers …). Sometimes this work looks like a “message in a bottle” : we don’t know who will read it … we don’t know how the data will be re-used …

We feel the needs to imply more scientists coming from different disciplines and especially from life sciences where the data sharing culture is emerging in the context of huge societal challenges (health, climate change, nutrition …). Their involvement is necessary to reach the RDA vision

That’s why we’d like to create an interest group on “data re-use” to give the opportunity to scientists to share their experiences, express their needs not in technical terms but from a user point of view.

The interest group could help to (to be discussed) :

  • identify data re-use use cases and practices
  • analyze those use cases : what works, what doesn't and why
  • create a directory of "success stories" to communicate 
  • identify new technical problems to be addressed by the technical groups
  • identify the benefits 
  • give a place to the scientist to express their needs

How :

  • During the RDA plenaries with scientists testimonies
  • Survey
  • Interviews 

Chairs :

  • Inra www.inra.fr , Odile Hologne, Head of the department of scientific  information
  • Another co-chair should be found (totally open)

Output :

  • A directory of success stories for RDA web site
  • Recommendations
  • A communication toolkit
  • ….

We propose to present these ideas during a BoF session at RDA plenary 4 and if this first step is successful to write a charter for an interest group.


Input and suggestions are welcome! Please use the Comment box below! 

Groups audience: 
Data re-use, share your experiences
  • Laura Molloy's picture

    Author: Laura Molloy

    Date: 08 Jul, 2014

    Dear Odile, all

    One thing I hear a lot when training or communicating with researchers and research support professionals is that case studies of the benefits of good RDM would be very much appreciated, specifically those demonstrating advantages brought about by data reuse.

    Accordingly, this appears to me to be a useful BoF to propose, and if it were to result in a directory of success stories with suitably appropriate licensing, that would be very useful for those of us who are working on advocacy and training.

    Best,

    Laura

     

     

  • Odile Hologne's picture

    Author: Odile Hologne

    Date: 08 Sep, 2014

    Dear Laura

    Thank you for your encouraging email. Do you plan to attend the BoF session during the 4thP to express this needs

    Best

    odile

  • Odile Hologne's picture

    Author: Odile Hologne

    Date: 08 Sep, 2014

    Dear Laura

    Thank you for your encouraging email. Do you plan to attend the BoF session during the 4thP to express this needs

    Best

    odile

  • Inna Kouper's picture

    Author: Inna Kouper

    Date: 08 Jul, 2014

    Hi,

    the Engagement interest group is very interested in this topic as well, we're working on gathering some sharing / re-use stories and sharing them during the RDA plenary. Perhaps, we can coordinate / collaborate.

    Inna

  • Odile Hologne's picture

    Author: Odile Hologne

    Date: 09 Jul, 2014

    Yes Inna, of course we must not do the same job. I didn' know that the Engagement IG was working on that

    Best

    Odile

  • Odile Hologne's picture

    Author: Odile Hologne

    Date: 08 Sep, 2014

    Dear All,

    The BoF session for "data re-use, share your experiences" is planned tuesday 23rd from 11:30 to 13:00.

    I hope to meet you here to discuss what could be done

    Please read the proposal https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/Proposal%20for%20a%20BoF%20session%20at%20RDA%20Plenary%204_ReUSE.doc 

    could you please invite people that could  be intersted to join this BoF 

    All the best

    Odile

  • Urgamal Magsar's picture

    Author: Urgamal Magsar

    Date: 19 Oct, 2014

    This is new book just printed in Mongolia on the September in this year.

    Summary

    Since the first checklist of the vascular plant flora of Mongolia was compiled by V.I. Grubov, a Russian botanist, in 1955 several other scientists such as V.I. Grubov (1982), N. Ulziykhutag (1989) and I.A. Gubanov (1996) published their works.

      As it has passed almost 20 years since the last publication appeared, quantitative data and the nomenclature of the species and genera, as well as data on endemics in the flora are outdated.

      The checklist contains nomenclatural, taxonomical, distributional and other relevant data of 3127 species and subspecies belong to 683 genera of 112 families. Since Gubanov’s conspectus (1996) published 1 family, 20 genera and 412 species and subspecies of plants have been added to the flora, about 480 new nomenclatural combinations on species level have been made and more than 2700 new occurrences for about 1200 species have been found.

    The largest families also contribute most to the endemic and subendemic vascular plant species in Mongolia. In total, 153 endemic (4.89%) and 458 subendemic (14.64%) species belong to the Mongolian (11 species added) flora according to the present state of taxonomic and phytogeographical knowledge. The Fabaceae and Asteraceae include most of these species.

    The present checklist is based on Gubanov (1996). Monographs and published papers dealing with the flora and vegetation of Mongolia were systematically evaluated for new vascular plant taxa for Mongolia and new taxa for the individual phytogeographical regions.

      The herbaria at the Institute of Botany of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (UBA) and at the Department of Biology of the National University of Mongolia (UBU) were checked for new findings and the material was partly critically revised.   UBA contains more than 125,000 specimens and UBU about 12,000 specimens. The total 137,000 specimens.

      Data from these sources and from Gubanov (1996) were compiled in the Database of the Mongolian Flora and Herbarium (UBA) (Urgamal 2008-2014) and used for this conspectus.

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