status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Daniela Hausen, Paula Martinez Lavanchy, Nikola Vasiljević, Gretchen Greene

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: contact enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


Engineering comprises a vast span of sub-disciplines including for example chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Traditionally, engineering disciplines apply scientific knowledge and empirical evidence to finding (innovative) solutions in areas that range from design, creating and building to production of software and innovative materials. Therefore, research in engineering disciplines is highly multi-disciplinary and works in close collaboration with industry. Hence research data management practices within these sub-disciplines tend to be unaligned with e.g. open data initiatives/requirements and the implementation of the FAIR data principles. Publishing research data, code and workflows is rarely considered even when the research has been completed and the economic interests are secured. Engineers think and work for the future, but they usually do not think about embargos for their data. Sharing data and information often just takes place in a closed user group. The interpretation of “as open as possible” is in engineering more as closed as possible.

The aims of the Interest Group "Research Data Management in Engineering" (IG RDM4Eng) are changing the culture of handling data, creating awareness and bridging (sub-) communities and existing initiatives, which often exist only within a research group. Moreover, the IG will provide a platform for developing consensus on RDM best practices for engineering and to find convincing arguments for engineers in academia and industry to introduce or to improve RDM practices in their workflows.

 

The IG is working with use cases to provide best practice and examples from different subcommunities. We are always looking for use cases and best practices. If you are interested to work with us, please contact one of the co-chairs.

 

We are also discussing at RDMinEng.slack.com.

 

 

Activities 2020:

  • From July to beginning of October the IG is running an online seminar series "Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data". Some seminars are together with other IG or WG like PTTP IG, sUAS data IG and the Metadata IG.
  • Integrated the focus group on “engineering-specific DMP” into a upcoming WG “Discipline-specific Guidance for DMP” (in preparation) -> submitted a proposal for a BoF session at P16
  • Submitted a proposal for a session IG RDMinEng with the focus of engineering data provenance and research software in engineering for P16
  • Joint session IG RDMinEng and sUAS data IG at VP15 with the focus of annotation and metadata in engineering

 

Activities 2019:

  • Session IG RDMinEng at P14 Helsinki.
    • Forming of four focus groups:
      • Engineering-specific DMP
      • Data annotation in engineering
      • Metadata in engineering
      • Engineering and Open Science
  • IG was established in September
  • Session IG RDMinEng at P13 Philadelphia with the focus of “Wind energy goes FAIR” and  CESAER – the strong and united voice of universities of science and technology in Europe.

 

Activities 2018:

  • BoF Session RDMinEng at P12 Botswana with the focus “Why is RDM important for engineers? What is different in engineering science?”

 

Posts

17
September
2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Last two seminars of the series!

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

  Hi there, The last two online seminars of the series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” will take place on the 25th of Septmeber and 9th of October. We hope to see you there!  
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02
September
2020

Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” - Next session on 15. September 2020

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

Dear all,   After the summer break we are ready to continue with the online seminar series “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data” organized by our IG-RDMinEng.  
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10
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Yolanda Meleco

Dear members of the Research Data Management in Engineering IG and Metadata IG, Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “Joint meeting - IG RDMinEng and IG Metadata ”. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 September. Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you.
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08
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Research Data Management in Engineering IG members,  
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21
July
2020

Joint online seminar IG-RDMinEng and IG Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data: "Lessons from building semantic technologies for drone for scientific IoT"

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

  As part of the online seminar series organized by the IG RDM in Engineering “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data”, we are joining forces with the IG Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data (IG sUAS) in organizing the next session.  
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06
July
2020

IG RDM in Engineering - Online seminar series - “Exploring annotation and metadata initiatives for engineering data”

by Paula Martinez Lavanchy

    The IG RDM in Engineering is organizing an online seminar series to activate the work of its focus groups ‘Data annotation’ and ‘Metadata’ established at the 14th RDA Plenary. The aim of this online seminar series is to explore initiatives, projects and applications already existing or under development that could be applied or adapted to research data found in engineering disciplines.   
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24
June
2020

preparation for P16

by Daniela Hausen

Hello everyone, we will have a meeting for the preparation of a session proposal for P16. If you like to attend please let one of the co-chairs know and we will send you the dial-in information. Hope to hear from you and best wishes Daniela -- Daniela Hausen (Dipl.-Chem.) Dezernat Informationstechnologie Forschungsdatenmanagement Universitätsbibliothek der RWTH Aachen Templergraben 61 52062 Aachen Tel.: +49 241 80-90314 Fax: +49 241 80-92273
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15
June
2020

RDMinEng session for P16

by Daniela Hausen

Hello everyone, virtual P16 will take place from 9th - 12th Nov. We should think about our plans for a virtual session. I set up a poll for a pre-meeting to start with and discuss some ideas. If you are interested in joining, please fill it in by the end of the week. https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/TULxjV4mqTlZUhvI Best wishes Daniela -- Daniela Hausen (Dipl.-Chem.) Dezernat Informationstechnologie Forschungsdatenmanagement Universitätsbibliothek der RWTH Aachen
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15
June
2020

Development of common metadata schemas

by Nikola Vasiljević

Dear all, It would be great if we could try to work towards common metadata schemas for: 1. building engineering-related vocabularies of parameters 2. data streams (record of individual parameter values) 3. data sets (set of one or several related data streams) 4. data collections (collection of one or multiple related data sets) 5. phenomena we observe through data analysis 6. data annotations  
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29
April
2020

Engineering-specific DMP

by Daniela Hausen

Hello everyone, At P14 in Helsinki we had a discussion about a engineering-specific DMP. At the as we mentioned at a slide in our last session at VP15, the work on a engineering-specific DMP will be implemented in a new WG. At the same plenary session, the active DMP session also discussed discipline-specific DMPs. Here the idea of a WG on the topic of discipline-specific DMPs was born. In the WG the life science - Biology and Medicine as well as the social science with Behavioural and Educational sciences are represented.
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