From Observational Data to Information IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir
IG Established
 

Our aim is to advance shared understanding of the relationship between data and information, primarily in the context of environmental research infrastructures for observational data and semantic information about observed environments. While commonly used, the terms data and information are poorly understood. Typically understood as the values organized in rows and columns, in reality there are observational data, experimental data, simulation data. There are feature, trend, geospatial data sets. There are primary data, secondary data, derivative data, operational data, metadata. Furthermore, we increasingly speak of mining information from data and transferring information into knowledge. However, what mined information is and how information is represented and recorded in research infrastructures remains obscure. Knowledge is even more complex. There is a need to clarify what data, information and possibly knowledge are, and how these concepts relate in the research infrastructure context. We provide a platform to advance this subject matter.


Recent Activity

06 Mar 2018

Fwd: RDA Council Endorsement - From Observational Data to Information IG

All,
Just in time for the call tomorrow afternoon, some very good news from RDA!
Cheers, m.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yarmey, Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Date: Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:32 PM
Subject: RDA Council Endorsement - From Observational Data to Information IG
To: markus.stocker <***@***.***>, Stefano Nativi <
***@***.***>, jay.pearlman <***@***.***>, Asmi, Ari
J <***@***.***>
Cc: Andrew Treloar <***@***.***>, Francoise Genova <
***@***.***>, Paul Uhlir

02 Mar 2018

Next Call March 7, 3-4 pm UTC: Finalizing P11 Session

All,
Our next call will be next Wednesday, March 7, 3-4 pm UTC.
Connection: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r3k3n1fcjbd5/
The primary aim of the call is to finalize the plan for our P11 Session.
Meetings notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKLWllaPfBJ_D9iNFNRzACfZEWqoad1NYgBO...
Thanks and have a good weekend!
Cheers, m.

20 Feb 2018

[FYI] Fwd: RDA TAB Approval - From Observational Data to Information IG

Good news!
Cheers, m.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yarmey, Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 01:08
Subject: RDA TAB Approval - From Observational Data to Information IG
To: markus.stocker <***@***.***>, Stefano Nativi <
***@***.***>, jay.pearlman <***@***.***>, Asmi, Ari
J <***@***.***>
Cc: Andrew Treloar <***@***.***>, Francoise Genova <
***@***.***>, Paul Uhlir
<***@***.***>, Yarmey,
Lynn Rees <***@***.***>
Dear co-chairs,

02 Feb 2018

Next Call February 6, 4 pm CET (3 pm UTC): Planning P11 Session

All,
Our next call will be next Tuesday, February 6, 4-5 pm CET (3-4 pm UTC).
Connection: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r3df8r6jmwff/
The primary aim of the call is to start planning the P11 Session.
Meetings notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nqksmIt__8DZKwCCDJRqOy4O9LjRZGNdDC1_...
Cheers, m.

02 Feb 2018

P11 Session Accepted!

Good news. Stay tuned for info regarding the call next week, Tuesday 3-4
UTC. Also, a short reminder about the doodle poll regarding the regular
meeting: https://doodle.com/poll/7qppks4r5rs4gmqu
Cheers, m.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Timea Biro <***@***.***-itservices.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Form submission from: 11th Plenary Group Session
Application Form - IG From Observational Data to Information

29 Jan 2018

OD2I Conference Calls

Dear all,
Hope you started 2018 well.
First and foremost: Our session at the Berlin Plenary was approved by the
RDA TAB. Good news.
January is gone and it is time to get back to our conference calls. Since I
will be teaching on Monday afternoon, I need to renegotiate day and time. I
have created a doodle poll here:
https://doodle.com/poll/7qppks4r5rs4gmqu
This poll is for the regular day and time. Time is fixed to 3-4 pm UTC (as