IG Disciplinary Collaboration Framework - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

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02 January 2018 1031 reads

Meeting title

Disciplinary Twinning

Collaborative session notes:


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

Issues relating to managing, linking and curating research data are often perceived in different ways within different disciplines. This has led to a challenging landscape that lacks a consistent requirements framework. Such a framework could drive and steer development of technological solutions and improve their applicability across scientific disciplines. 

The Disciplinary Collaboration Framework IG acts as the natural RDA collaboration and coordination forum where these issues are openly addressed from a discipline-specific perspective.

DCF IG was established after P9 and its overarching objectives were jointly defined by the disciplinary group co-chairs (at P9). At P10 the group proceeded with taking the first steps to achieve quick wins.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Group Page

DCF IG - P9 report

Meeting objectives

At P11 and building on the momentum gained from P9 and P10 the group will further focus its breakout session in taking the first concrete actions towards a disciplinary interoperability framework. Acknowledging the complexities of semantically linking vocabularies across between disciplines simultaneously, DCF IG will approach the challenge in a bite-size manner. At P11 DCF invites all disciplinary groups co-chairs to participate in an attempt to identify specific scientific and technical use cases between pairs of disciplines.

Specifically, during the session we will use interactive audience tools to: 
- Identify scientific use cases that mandate links between disciplinary data sets;
- Translate the needs of each use case into requirements for semantically linking specific data types
- Identify the respective key thematic aggregators and repositories in each discipline that need to act

After the session we will standardise and package the outputs in a way that can inform follow-up tasks by cross-cutting technical RDA groups.

Meeting agenda

session co-chairs: 
David Schade & Dimitris Koureas

Tentative agenda

1. Short introduction and summary of previous activity (10 min)
2. Explanation of session objectives and mode of work (10 min)
3. Interactive session and discussion (60 min) (BYOPD*)
4. Conclusions and actions 

*Bring Your Own Personal Device

Target audience:

The session invites all disciplinary and cross-cutting group members and specifically:

- Disciplinary Interest Groups co-chairs
- Cross-cutting Interest/Working Groups co-chairs
- RDA TAB members

Co-chairs: Dimitrios Koureas

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group maturity: 6-12 months