"If we build it, they will come": Ways of user involvement in infrastructure development - RDA 11th Plenary Collocated Event

23 Mar 2018

"If we build it, they will come": Ways of user involvement in infrastructure development - RDA 11th Plenary Collocated Event

 

Event date: 23 March 2018

Event time: 14.00-16.00


 

Event Goal and structure

Various national, transnational and international developments of information infrastructures or research data infrastructures (RDIs) are currently being conceptualized, get implemented and do further emerge. Notable examples are for instance the "National Open Science Cloud" in the Netherlands, the "Open Research Data Infrastructure" in the UK, the “Australian Research Data Cloud”, or the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Allover, awareness is raising, that research communities and actual users need to be involved more closely in order to build accepted, fit-for-use services. For the concept of the German Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), which the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII) has recommended in 2016, a ‘tight user involvement from the beginning’ is one of the guiding principles for the future development. Mindful of the crucial role of the different stakeholder groups (policy level, infrastructures and scientific users), we want to identify and discuss in this workshop practical ways and potential pitfalls of user-involvement and user-driven development for research data management and infrastructures development and to exchange experiences and views on this important issue.

The discussion is organized in three, parallel, thematic panels and a subsequent plenary discussion. Each of the three panels will be introduced by an elevator statement at the beginning of the workshop. Participants can then join a panel of his or her interest in which a set of key questions will be discussed in a small group around a table. After the table discussions, the rapporteur of each panel presents the results to the plenary, which may ask additional questions.

Agenda

Target Audience

All stakeholders interested in sustainable information infrastructure development (policy level, infrastructures and scientific users level).

 

Contact person name

Ilja Zeitlin - German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII)