status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Mingfang Wu, Fotis Psomopoulos, Kathleen Gregory, Brigitte Mathiak, Uwe Schindler

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: [field_secretariat_liaison]


RDA Interest Group Charter

Name of Interest Group:  Data Discovery Paradigms IG


Introduction:

The F.A.I.R. Principles, i.e. that data should be “Findable, Accessible, Interpretable and Reusable”, have become a key theme of Open Science. To comply with the first of these criteria, being Findable, we need a data infrastructure that supports users in discovering research data regardless of its location or the manner in which it is stored, described and exposed. This is a significant and growing challenge, as the number of research data repositories, and the need for cross-disciplinary data discovery, increases. This interest group aims to explore common elements and shared issues that those who search for data, and who build systems that enable data search, share.

Objectives:

The objectives for this interest group are to provide a forum where representatives from across the spectrum of stakeholders and roles pertaining to data search can discuss issues related to improving data discovery. The goal is to deliver guidelines and recommendations that can be adopted by data repositories, infrastructure developers, data producers and data users to improve the discovery and use of research data.

Key questions the IG wishes to address:

At RDAP8, we identified a long list of topics pertaining to data discovery, which were then voted by the group members to a shortlist of 10 topics. The top 5 of these have been selected as the key Task Forces which the group is focusing on (linked to the wiki page for each Task Force). Three of the Task Forces were officially closed at the RDA P11 after producing the corresponding outputs; these were:

The Interest Group currently has two active Task Forces: 

 

For more details on the full list of potential task forces and the process followed in selecting them, please see the page on Task Forces.

 

Timeline:

Related Activities:

  • NASA’s WG on Search Relevancy – focus is on improving search result relevance for EOSDIS data
  • ESIP’s Information Quality Cluster and NASA’s WG on Data Quality are both addressing ways of capturing and conveying quality information
  • ESIP's Semantic Technologies Cluster which is working on guidelines for using schema.org
  • W3C’s Best Practices for Spatial Data on the Web aims to improve discoverability and accessibility of geodata

Other RDA IGs whose activities are of interest and who we will interact with:

  • Metadata
  • Registries
  • Brokering
  • PIDs
  • Research data collections

Participation:

The Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group is open to all members and encourages active participation through the Task Force mechanism. Task Forces have phone conferences on a regular basis. To become active in either the Task Forces or propose other activities for the IG, please contact the Chairs. 

Currently, the group has a monthly call on the third Wednesday, 12pm UTC. Everyone interested in the topic of data discovery is welcome to join the call.

 

 

Posts

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February
2024

Data Discovery Interest Group Meeting this Wednesday, 21st February at 12pm UTC

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Hi all, We hope you are all doing well! This is quick reminder that our next group call is this Wednesday February 21st, starting 12pm UTC. You can check your local time here 240221T12&p1=1440&ah=1> . The meeting will again be a co-working session to further develop and add to the text in the Ten Things for Data Discovery
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09
January
2024

Call for Papers - DaMaLOS 2024 co-located with ESWC

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all IG and WG at RDA Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the Call for Papers for the 4th Workshop on Metadata and Research (objects) Management for Linked Open Science - DaMaLOS 2024 , this year co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference ESCW 2024. Drop me a line if you have any questions. Looking forward to some submissions from RDA groups. Kind regards, on behalf of DaMaLOS Organizing Committee ---------------- DaMaLOS 2024 - 4th Workshop on Metadata and Research (objects) Management
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14
November
2023

Reminder: Data Discovery Interest Group Meeting tomorrow, 15 November at 12pm UTC

by Fotis Psomopoulos

Hi all, We hope you are all doing well - and it was great seeing so many of you during the last RDA Plenary in Salzburg (both in person and virtually)! We would also like to take the opportunity to introduce Uwe Schindler who - after the Plenary - joined the DDPIG chairs' group. This is quick reminder that our next group call is tomorrow Wednesday November 15th, starting 12pm UTC. You can check your local time here
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10
October
2023

Cancellation of meeting on 18 October

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all,   As the plenary will be taking place in a few short weeks, our next group call on October 18th will be cancelled.   We look forward to seeing many of you in person or virtually at the plenary. A reminder that our group will meet on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00-8:30 UTC.   Best wishes, Mingfang, Fotis, Brigitte and Kathleen   
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18
September
2023

Reminder: Data Discovery Interest Group Meeting on 20 September at 12pm UTC, call for plenary presenters, call for co-chairs

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all,   We hope you are well. We are writing to remind you of three important items for our interest group:  
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14
August
2023

Reminder: Data Discovery Interest Group Meeting on 16 August at 12pm UTC, the group plenary session, a new co-chair

by Mingfang Wu

Greetings All, Hope you are all well. We would like to brief you on three things: 1. Our plenary session proposal has been accepted, the session is scheduled on Day II, Tuesday 24 October 2023. It would be great if you were able to join the session. We would like to invite 2-3 presentations from group members or potential session participants to introduce their work or practice in related to any of the topics as expressed in ten rules below. If you are interested in
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18
July
2023

Reminder: Data Discovery Interest Group Meeting on 19 July at 12pm UTC

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, I hope that you are well.   This is a reminder that our next group call is this Wednesday 19 July, starting 12pm UTC. You can check your local time here.  
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17
July
2023

RDA P21 @ IDW 2023 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Data Discovery Paradigms IG, Your RDA P21 session application titled Ten recommendations for data repositories/catalogues to improve data discoverability has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Key dates to keep in mind: * Draft programme to be published on Friday, 28 July * Any requests for changes must be made by Monday, 21 August to ***@***.***-foundation.org * P21 programme will be deemed final by Tuesday, 22 August
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19
June
2023

RDA Data Discovery Paradigms IG Monthly Call: Wednesday June 21, 12pm UTC

by Kathleen Gregory

Dear all, I hope that you are well. This is a reminder that our next group call is this Wednesday 21 June, starting 12pm UTC. You can check your local time here. After covering a few housekeeping details, the meeting will be a co-working session to further develop and add to the text in  the Ten Things for Data Discovery. 
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05
June
2023

Please provide your contribution to the group's P21 session proposal

by Mingfang Wu

Greetings All,   We hope this email finds you well.   We would like to bring your attention to a couple of things.  
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