RDA Plenary 4 - Wheat data interoperability WG meeting minutes

26 Sep 2014

Dear all,
we first want to thank you for your participation to the Wheat Data
Interoperability WG meeting last Monday. We hope you enjoyed it as much
as we did.
Please find below the meeting report and feel free to comment and complete.
Also find the presentation files in attachment.
*Wheat Data Interoperability WG meeting - 4th RDA Plenary in Amsterdam,
Netherland. **
**Monday, September 22, 2014 **
***
_Chairpersons_: Esther DZALE YEUMO (INRA) and Richard FULLS (CIMMYT)
_Participants _: Alex WHAN (CSIRO), Marianne BRACKE (Purdue Univ.),
Maximilian BRODHUN (SUB Göttingen), Giuseppe ANDRONICO (INFN), Sophie
AUBIN (INRA), Françoise GENOVA (CDS/CNRS), Robert LOVAS (MTA SZTAKI),
Marion MASSOL (CINES), Lorène BECHARD (CINES), Sergio RUIZ (DataCite),
Michael BALL (BBSRC), Valeria PESCE (GFAR), Hugo Besemer (Wageningen
UR), Medha Devare (CGIAR Consortium Office), Odile HOLOGNE (INRA), David
ABREU (CCAFS/CIAT), Aravind VENKATESAN (IBC), Jesús HERRERA (CIMMYT),
Luca MATTEIS (Bioversity International), Guojian XIAN (CAAS), Xuefu
ZHANG (CAAS), Imma SUBIRATS (FAO), Caterina CARACCIOLO (FAO)
As an introduction, Esther presented the WG objectives, planned
deliverables, and recent advances
_Survey : presentation and discussions _
Some suggestions were made to better exploit the survey outputs:
- build more detailed charts taking into account the role of the
respondents (user vs. producer), their expertise domain
- what data types are related to which ontologies/metadata practices
The survey reflected a still rather rare adoption of standards and
metadata by scientists. A more detailed analysis of the survey results
is needed to search for explanations. Still, some people from the
audience mentionned the lack of policy and incitements from institutes
and research agencies. It was suggested that such policy related results
should be communicated to the Agriculture Interest Group who endorses
such issues.
_The WDI WG workshop organised in Versailles the 1st and 2d of october
_was shortly presented. It will focus on :
- define a list of recommandations/standards for each datatype
- select use cases to showcase the benefits of such recommandations
regarding interoperability
- revise the cookbook
- initiate a white paper
_A call for participation_ with the following skills:
- Software developing
- Linked data
- Metadata and vocabularies
Proposition of the_creation of a website_ to publish WG activity results
The _cookbook orientations_ were further presented regarding content and
methodology.
Wheat experts, Information systems experts, Data managers, Software
developers are kindly invited to participate in the collaborative
writing of the cookbook
Visit the WG pages
https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/wheat-data-interoperability-wg.html
and join us !
Contact : ***@***.***-groups.org
Best regards,
Sophie

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