Working with PIDS in Tools and e-infrastructures: Three concrete examples

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31 Oct 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

1.  Introduce the new Working with PIDS in Tools IG.

2.  Develop interest among RDA members in the IG through presenting three concrete exaamples of working with PIDS in tools.

3.  Explore issues relating to passage of metadata, particularly PIDS, between interoperabe research tools and e-infrastructures.

4.  Provide an oportunity for PIDS providers and providers of research tools and e-infrastructures to meet and explore issues of mutual interest.

Meeting agenda: 


Collaborative session notes:


1.  Chris Erdman, Michael J. Fox Foundation:  PIDS and Tools overview + funder perspective

2.  Three case studies:

  • Maria Praetzellis, DMPTool and Sonia Barbosa, Harvard Dataverse:  New developments with PIDS in and between data mangement plans and respositories:  
  • Jens Klump, CSIRO,  Rory Macneil, Research Spac, and Shawn Ross, FAIMS: Associating IGSNS with sample data in two interoperable tools:  FAIMS and RSpace
  • Xiaoli Chen, Datacite:  Update on the FAIR Workflows Project involving incorproration of Datacite DOIS into tools used throughoutt the research lifecycle

3.  Discussion including presenters and session attendees led by Chris Erdmann.  The discussion will aim to delve deeper into issues and challenges raised by the presenters, get attendee perspectives, and discover others who are addressing these issues from both the PIDS and the tools perspectives.  This input will be incorporated into planning for future sessions at dedicated quarterly meetings of the IG and at the next session of the IG planned for International Data Week in Salzburg.

Target Audience: 

Providers of PIDS and related infrastructure

Providers and developers of research tools and e-infrastructures

Those responsible for introducing research tools and e-infrastructures to researchers, e.g. data librarians, data stewards and research data managers

Those involved with shaping policy relating to the practical implementation of FAIR principles



Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Lack of interoperability between tools/e-infrastructures presents a significant barrier to streamlining processes throughout the research lifecycle. These gaps prevent the comprehensive collection and incorporation of research data and metadata into the research record captured during the active research phase. Furthermore, it limits the scope for passing this data and metadata on to data repositories, thus undermining FAIR data principles and reproducibility. This IG is proposed as:

  • A place to address interoperability between tools/e-infrastructures, leveraging PID and metadata infrastructure.
  • A platform for research-supporting service providers and PID/open infrastructure organizations to outline use cases, explore challenges, and pool resources to provide reference and guidance to chart ways forward.
  • A forum for dissecting the interoperability challenges through discussion of concrete case studies involving application of PIDS to tools in multiple communities of practice.
Short Group Status: 

We have just submitted a proposal to form this IG.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Xiaoli Chen, Datacite; Sonia Barbosa, Harvard Dataverse; Maria Praetzellis, DMPTool, Jens Klump, CSIRO, Rory Macneil, Research Space, Shawn Ross, FAIMS