Dear Interest Group,
I am pleased to announce that the RDA has (finally!) formally endorsed the Interest Group for Data Rescue, so we can begin to plan activities, meetings, and involvements in conferences.
Two things are presently on our horizon:
(1) Workshop on Data Rescue. This has been approved by the RDA, subject to the IG being endorsed, and will be supported by the RDA with $10K. The venue will be Boulder (CO), the date some time in the Fall of 2016.
(2) Plenary 6 in Paris: Since the IG is young and has an important message to share with the RDA community, it would be could to hold some form of focus meeting at the next Plenary meeting in September. The theme of that Plenary is Climate Change, and obviously Data Rescue has a great deal to offer in terms of modelling the slow natural changes of our world and bio-systems. If you have thoughts about the content, format and extent of that focus meeting, please could you share them with the IG within the next 48 hours? We have until next Saturday to draft and submit a Case for holding such a session.
(a) The principal topics to get across are surely the "benefits" of being able to access rescued data, so it's the Success Stories that need to be showcased.
(b) At the same time, to avoid it all looking simple, we need to dwell on the difficulties, the losses and the problems encountered, and then conclude with a model for action.
(c) Should we have a succession of papers, or would it work better as a Panel Discussion?
Looking forward to your responses! Sorry for the lateness of the above, but the RDA took for ever and a day to get round to endorsing us.
(co-Chair, Data Rescue IG)
We need an acronym! IG-DAR? The affiliated CODATA Task Group is "Data At RIsk, known as DAR-TG. IG-DAR would stand for "Interest Group for DAta Rescue."=