I-ADOPT in a nutshell
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The activity proposed by this group will address the I (interoperability) of the FAIR data principles by developing an Interoperability Framework for describing observable properties, focusing on environmental sciences in a first instance. This conceptual framework will foster interoperability between cross-domain terminologies by providing a common method to systematically express or represent observable properties, thus paving the way for seamless terminology alignment.
To achieve this goal, the group decided to work on the following tasks:
Task 1: Collect user stories and formalise them into use cases - Nov 19 - February 20
Task 2: Survey existing observation-centric terminologies - Jan 20 - February 20
Task 3: Derive use case requirements - March 20 - April 20
Task 4: Analyse semantic representation of Observable Properties against requirements - May 20 - October 20
Task 5: Develop the Interoperability Framework - Nov 20 - April 21
Task 6: Test local mapping design patterns - May 21 - June 21
More details to be found in the case statement.
At the RDA 17 (20-23 April 2021) we presented our first official version of the I-ADOPT Framework. In January 2022 we finalized the I-ADOPT recommendations which were endorsed by RDA in April 2022. See here the full documentation: DOI: 10.15497/RDA00071
Official RDA meetings of I-ADOPT:
11 RDA Plenary meeting in Berlin (March 2018): Task group formed under Vocabulary Semantic Service Interest Group (VSSIG)
13 RDA Plenary meeting in Philadelphia (April 2019): BOF- Harmonising FAIR descriptions of observational data
14 RDA Plenary meeting in Helsinki (Oktober 2019): Kick-Off Meeting of I-ADOPT
15 RDA Virtual Plenary meeting (March 2020): Working Session Minutes, recording
16 RDA Virtual Plenary meeting (November 2020): Working Session Minutes, recording
17 RDA Virtual Plenary meeting (March 2021): Working Session Minutes, recording
18 RDA Virtual Plenary meeting (November 2021): Closing Session Minutes, recording
In March 2021 we had two I-ADOPT workshops testing and further developing the I-ADOPT Interoperability Framework.
If you want to participate, please:
- subscribe to I-ADOPT
- contribute with your user story in our GitHub repository for user stories
- contribute with your variable- related terminology in our GitHub repository for terminologies
- contribute with your comments on the I-ADOPT framework in our dedicated GitHub repository
contribute with your variable decomposition in our GitHub repository for variables.
You can find all our material in Github.
- a catalogue of terminologies for variables or components
- a catalogue of Variable Design Patterns (VDPs)
- supplementary material with
- mappings to other frameworks and models
- a step-by-step guide for minting new variables
- the I-ADOPT recommendations are currently under review,
Find us on twitter: https://twitter.com/IAdoptRda
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