Harmonizing FAIR descriptions of observational data WG

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New title of the group: 

Interoperability of Observable Property Descriptions WG

 

Meeting objectives of the BoF session for the RDA 13th Plenary meeting:

The main purpose of this meeting is to create an official RDA working group under the umbrella of VSSIG (Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group). The objective of the group is:

Improve research data interoperability through the harmonization of observable property descriptions with community agreed semantic model and existing terminologies

Identified tasks:

  1. Collect research observation use cases suitable to demonstrate the value of a common approach

  2. Review existing semantic models for observable properties

  3. Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the different semantic models using the selected use cases

  4. Based on this review and analysis develop a community consensus for the semantic modelling of observable properties

  5. (Analyse the applicability in other languages)  

  6. Evaluate suitable terminologies with atomic terms needed to describe observable properties according to the semantic model

  7. Test the semantic model with the selected terminologies on the collected use cases

  8. Compile best practices for semantic model usage

  9. Develop alignments of the semantic model with alternative related models

  10. Inform and collaborate with other relevant efforts (e.g. schema.org, W3C)

Identified deliverables:

  1. Semantic model

  2. Best practices

  3. Alignments

  4. Potential case studies of implementations of the common model

For the envisaged working group the identification of terminologies and the alignment effort (steps 6 and 7) is limited to the observable properties. A further working group as follow up could continue work on topics such as observation and measurement methods, devices, and units if desired.

 

Specific objectives for the meeting are:

  • Presentation, discussion and general agreement with the objectives of the case statement

  • Identification of additional partners, especially from beyond the European Union, and of task leads

 

Agenda:

G. Moncoiffe (10 min):

  • Motivation - Why we want to harmonize descriptions of observational data
  • Summary of activities so far in the informal group
  • Presentation of outputs of the WG, as proposed in the draft case statement

Lightning talks from other RDA groups 3 min each (30 min):

  • Dimitris Koureas: Biodiversity Data Integration IG
  • Jane Wyngard: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data IG
  • Helen Glaves: Marine Data Harmonization IG
  • Kerstin Lehnert: Physical Samples IG
  • Tobias Weigel: Data Type Registries WG/Data Fabric IG
  • Amy Nurnberger: Education and Training on handling of research data IG
  • Thomas Jejkal: Research Data Repository Interoperability WG
  • Fotis Psomopoulos: Using Schema.org and enriching metadata to enable/boost FAIRness on research resource BoF

Each of the ligthning talk should address following questions:

  • Parameters: Which sort of parameters/properties do you deal with?
  • Vocabularies: Do you use controlled vocabularies to describe these?
  • Strategies: What, if any, is your strategy to reconcile redundancies, synonymy/near-synonymy across vocabularies? And how do you deal with complex properties such as monthly mean dissolved lead (ppb) in water?
  • Expectations: What do you expect from a harmonizing parameter description working group?

Discussion (facilitated by Mike Brown & John Watkins, wrapped up by Mark Schildhauer, John Graybeal taking notes – 50 min)

Topics: tasks, additional partners and task leads identification


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12 Apr 2019

next telconference

Dear all, we have now closed the poll and this is the result: We will meet twice a month: * first week of the month: European/American friendly Thursday 18.00 CEST, Vienna (9:00 PDT, San Francisco) * third week of the month: European/Australian friendly Tuesday 9:00 CEST (Monday 18:00 AEDT, Melbourne) Vienna So next time we will meet Tuesday 16th April at 9:00 CEST (Monday 15th April 18:00 AEDT, Melbourne). Please use the connection links below.

12 Apr 2019

next telconference

Dear all, we have now closed the poll and this is the result: We will meet twice a month: * first week of the month: European/American friendly Thursday 18.00 CEST, Vienna (9:00 PDT, San Francisco) * third week of the month: European/Australian friendly Tuesday 9:00 CEST (Monday 18:00 AEDT, Melbourne) Vienna So next time we will meet Tuesday 16th April at 9:00 CEST (Monday 15th April 18:00 AEDT, Melbourne). Please use the connection links below.

11 Apr 2019

Interoperability of observable properties description - meeting days

Dear all,
This is a gentle reminder for checking the doodles below to choose the meeting days for our teleconferences, I will close them by tomorrow noon. The meeting time was already fixed by me, just the day(s) have to be selected. Unfortunately I mixed up the descriptions of the doodles (indicating wrong times), but I have corrected this early this week. So I invite everybody to check whether these days indicated by you are still valid.
We meet twice a month:

03 Apr 2019

let's choose meeting days

Dear all,
today at 14.30-16.00 in Phildadelphia (20.30-22.00 CEST) will be held the BoF session of Interoperability of observable properties descriptions WG, which can be attended also remotely (https://www.rd-alliance.org/p13-gotomeeting-commonwealth-a2). After the BoF we will meet twice a month (first and third week of the month), the week days have to be chosen via doodle.

20 Mar 2019

New title for the prospective WG

Dear all,
I got feedback from 20 members of the group and there is a clear preference to select this new title for the group (8 votes for it, others had 5 or less hits):
Interoperability of Observable Property Descriptions WG
I am personally happy with this title as it really matches with the scope: we will concentrate on observable properties and won't tackle methods or units in the first Working Group.
Best regards,
Barbara
Barbara Magagna, DI
Ecosystem Research & Environmental Information Management

16 Mar 2019

New poll link for deciding upon the title of the WG

Hi again,
while I got already 9 votes, some of you provided still title ideas which I don‘t want to ignore. It does not make it easier though for finding the right title, but I never supposed that this process would be easy, and this shows that this will be hard for many issues throughout the WG. But for me it is important that we come to a common ground of understanding and acceptance and this starts with the title which is part of the identity of the group.
To sum up, discussing about an issue takes time and brings up new suggestions and that is good.

14 Mar 2019

New title for our prospective WG

Dear all,
could you please use this doodle to vote for the best title of our WG till 18th March at latest: https://doodle.com/poll/qguek6wxzbmb6qae
Be aware that this is a hidden poll. You should please provide up to three possible hits.
Happy voting!
Best,
Barbara
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