Plenary 3 - Workshop

Data Description Registry Interoperability Working Group

Session Chairs:
Amir Aryani (
Adrian Burton (

This group addresses the problem of cross-platform discovery through a series of bi-lateral information exchange projects and works toward open, extensible, and flexible data discovery software solutions. The current participants in these projects are ANDS, DANS, DataCite, da|ra, Data-PASS, Dryad, CERN, Thomson Reuters and VIVO Cornell.


  • Welcome
  • Group objectives
  • Group participant institutions and
    • bi-lateral projects
  • Discussion about the challenges for cross-platform discovery:
    • author disambiguation, persistent identifiers, authentication, access right management, search optimisation, metadata exchange, and creating a connected graph of research datasets, authors, publications and grants,
  • ​Discussion about the collaboration opportunities with other groups

Case statement: