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01 Mar 2016
WG

Agrisemantics WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick

The group started in Jan 2017 and should close shortly. 

The goal of the Agrisemantics WG is to gather community-based requirements and use cases for an infrastructure that supports appropriate use of semantics for data interoperability, with special focus on agriculture.

The outputs of the WG will be:

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03 Jan 2018
WG

Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli

The aim of this Working Group (WG) is to develop synergies between existing education and training activities and agricultural science needs by performing a landscape assessment to identify existing gaps and training requirements within the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) WGs related. A particular focus will be on sharing knowledge about training initiatives and technologies, reducing digital divides so that researchers and practitioners in developing countries can also benefit.

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27 Nov 2019
WG

CURE-FAIR WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Jeremy Geelen

The goal of the working group is to establish standards-based guidelines for curating for reproducible and FAIR data and code (Wilkinson et al., 2016). Informed by an examination of current curation practices and their alignment with FAIR principles, these guidelines will offer a framework for implementing effective curation workflows for publishing FAIR data and code that support scientific reproducibility.

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24 May 2013
WG

Data Citation WG

Status: 
Completed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers

The RDA Working Group on Data Citation (WG-DC)  brings together experts addressing the issues, requirements, advantages and shortcomings of existing approaches for efficiently identifying and citing arbitrary subsets of (potentially highly dynamic) data. It's recommendations are based upon on (1) timestamping and versioning changes to evolving data and (2) identifying arbitrary subsets by assigning PIDs to the queries selecting the according subsets and are applicable across all types of data, such as e.g. collections of files, relational databases, multidimensional data cubes or regions in images.

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20 Oct 2020
WG

Data Granularity WG

Status: 
In Group Revisions

The efficient and effective reuse of data requires that users, be they humans or machines, be able to find and access data at fine levels of granularity. The Data Granularity Working Group aims to better understand and address the existing needs and landscape for data granularity practices, in areas such as data product collection, description, access, and citation, amongst others.  It will do so by both leveraging existing RDA work related to granularity and gathering new information.
  

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22 Nov 2017
WG

Data Usage Metrics WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Gretchen Greene

Research data is increasingly recognized as an important output of scholarly research, however, there are not yet standardized or comprehensive research data metrics as there are with articles. While data citations standards are being constructed and gaining user adoption, there are not yet usage (views, downloads) metrics for data. In addition, data citations are currently not yet counted and aggregated into clear metrics, as it is done for articles.

 

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03 Nov 2016
WG

Data Versioning WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Sa-kwang Song

The demand for reproducibility of research results is growing, Therefore it will become increasingly important for a researcher to be able to cite the exact extract of the data set that was used to underpin their research publication. The capacity of computational hardware infrastructures have grown it is now common to have online petabyte data stores, This has encouraged the development of concatenated seamless data sets where users can use web services to select subsets based on spatial and time queries.

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19 Oct 2020
WG

Discipline-specific Guidance for Data Management Plans WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves

Many research funding agencies expect DMPs which receive valuable metadata about the project as well as collected and analyzed data. In order to use DMPs profitably for researchers in their everyday life and not to create another bureaucratic hurdle, adjustments are needed on the side of the tool providers as well as in the templates.

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04 Jul 2017
WG

DMP Common Standards WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Isabelle Perseil

This group has developed a common model for machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs). Currently we are looking for adopters. Please visit the group's GitHub repository for more information:

- model documentation

- model diagrams

- JSON examples

- FAQ

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact group chairs.

WG Charter

The specific focus of this working group is on developing common data model and specifying access mechanisms that make Data Management Plans (DMPs) machine-actionable

To achieve this vision we will develop a common data model with a core set of elements. Its modular design will allow customisations and extensions using existing standards and vocabularies to follow best practices developed in various research communities. We will provide reference implementations of the data model using popular formats, such as JSON, XML, RDF, etc.  This will enable tools and systems involved in processing research data to read and write information to/from DMPs.

 

The outputs of this working group will help in making systems interoperable and will allow for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs, for example, by checking whether a provided PID links to an existing dataset, if hashes of files match to their provenance traces, or whether a license was specified. The common information models are NOT intended to be prescriptive templates or questionnaires, but to provide re-usable ways of representing machine-actionable information on themes covered by DMPs

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24 Jul 2017
WG

Exposing Data Management Plans WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Jones

A variety of stakeholders are showing growing interest in exposing data management plans (*) to other actors (human/machine) in the research lifecycle, beyond their creator and the funder or institution that mandates their production.

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19 Feb 2016
WG

International Materials Resource Registries WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Jones

Status and Current Activities

  • This WG's term has finished; a summary of our output was presented at P11 (Berlin)
  • We are finalizing the final Working Group Report, and we are requesting comments from the WG in advance of submission to the secretariat.

About this Working Group

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13 Apr 2015
WG

Metadata Standards Catalog WG

Status: 
Completed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Gretchen Greene

The Metadata Standards Catalog (MSC) Working Group will produce a machine-actionable catalog of metadata standards submitted by all RDA WGs. The catalog system will have an end-user input form and an API for submission from other software. Similarly it will have a user interface for query/reporting and an API for software to query and retrieve suitable standards information. The MSC is a fundamental tool in any autonomic e-research fabric. This work builds on the outputs of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group: both the Metadata Standards Directory (MSD) itself and the set of attendant use cases.

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01 Jun 2020
WG

Raising FAIRness in health data and health research performing organisations (HRPOs) WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Dimitris Koureas

Adoption and application of the FAIR principles to research data has grown significantly in the few years that they have existed. They have been embraced in many quarters and have paved the way to creating a level playing field for data reuse. Nevertheless, they also pose challenges in some areas of research where reuse may not be an automatic right due to issues of confidentiality, privacy, commercial interests and sensitivities in general.

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05 Feb 2016
WG

RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Karin Breitman

This working group will address the incomplete standards for giving attribution for the maintenance, curation, and digitization of collections. Within the scope of the WG, collections can include digital data and physical objects. This WG will produce use cases from a variety of disciplines that will be used to create the final deliverable – an attribution metadata schema. Adopters will include stewards of collections (such as the Natural History Museum London) and aggregators of professional research metrics (such as ImpactStory). 

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20 Mar 2020
WG

RDA COVID-19

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
Mary Uhlmansiek
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick, Devika Madalli, Rob Quick

 

I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

II.  Group & Website Navigation

III.  Weekly Webinar RDA COVID-19 Updates - Completed

 


I.  RDA COVID-19 Working Group Objectives

The overarching objectives of this Working Group (WG) are:

  1.  To clearly define detailed guidelines on data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximize the efficiency of their work,

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22 Oct 2015
WG

Research Data Repository Interoperability WG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Chair (s): 
Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Dimitris Koureas

Charter

The Research Data Repository Interoperability Working Group will establish standards for interoperability between different research data repository platforms. These standards may include (but are not limited to) a generic API and import/export formats.

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26 Nov 2015
IG

Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Helen Glaves

The objective of this group is to explore the areas where the principles and practices in the information disciplines of archives, records management, and research data curation overlap and where they diverge. Examining alignments in theoretical frameworks, practical implementations, and goals among these information disciplines and determining areas where practitioners across them can learn from each other could lead to the development of a vibrant community of information professionals working across different domains.

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IG

Biodiversity Data Integration IG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed

The group aims to steer discussion and coordinate efforts that create synergies among infrastructure developments around biodiversity data, and to connect these with RDA developments in the wider inter-disciplinary research infrastructure landscape. Infrastructures cannot operate in isolation but need to be part of the same value chain to deliver scientific outputs.

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21 Sep 2015
IG

Chemistry Research Data IG

Status: 
Recognised & Endorsed
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Dimitris Koureas

Introduction: We are proposing a Chemistry Research Data Interest Group under the auspices of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), to foster diverse professional exchange on issues particular to data originating from the field of chemistry. Chemistry, as one of the central sciences, has fundamental impact on the fields of health, pharmaceuticals, materials, energy and many other applied sciences.

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