What: An open workshop for the Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth and Space Sciences project. which seeks to implement multiple RDA and other recommended technologies and practices to significantly improve the interconnection of data and literature in the Earth and space sciences (ESS).
When: Sunday, 18 March, 10:00 - 17:00 CET (9:00 - 16:00 UTC)
Where: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, House H, Lecture Hall in Potsdam, Germany
Who: Open to all interested researchers and data professionals, especially those working in Earth and space sciences.
While it is an open meeting, venue constraints require that we limit attendance to 50 people.
Remote participation will also be available.
The American Geophysical Union, in partnership with the Center for Open Science, the Earth Science Information Partners, and RDA is leading a project funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to significantly improve the interconnection of data and literature in the Earth and space sciences (ESS).
The overall vision is that
- ESS publishers will follow consistent and rigorous policies and guidelines for sharing and citing data used in scholarly literature;
- Open ESS repositories will enable those policies and other data applications by providing persistent identifiers, rich metadata, and related services for the data they hold; and
- ESS researchers will understand how to consistently share, document, and reference the data they collect and use.
The project is not developing new technologies or practices. Instead we emphasize and facilitate the adoption of existing recommended technologies and practices developed in RDA, WDS, Force11, ESIP, CODATA, and elsewhere. RDA Recommendations and Supporting Outputs being adopted include:
- The Core Trust Seal
- Data Description Registry Interoperability Model
- Scalable Dynamic-data Citation Methodology
- Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix)
- Workflows for Research Data Publishing: Models and Key Components
- Data Discovery Paradigms: User Requirements and Recommendations for Data Repositories
- And likely many others
In addition, the project seeks to work with many RDA Working and Interest Groups, including, but not limited to:
- Active Data Management Plans IG
- Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG
- Brokering IG
- Data Citation WG
- Data Discovery Paradigms IG
- Data Fabric IG
- Data policy standardisation and implementation
- Data Versioning WG
- DMP Common Standards WG
- Domain Repositories Interest Group
- Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG
- Exposing Data Management Plans WG
- Libraries for Research Data IG
- Metadata Standards Catalog WG
- PID IG
- PID Kernel Information WG
- RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability IG
- RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG
- RDA/WDS Publishing Data IG
Event Plan and Structure
The project is organized into six short-term “Targeted Action Groups” or TAGs that are coordinating the assessment and implementation of Recommendations from RDA, WDS, Force11, ESIP, CODATA, and elsewhere:
- Repository Guidance for Researchers (Tag A/D)
- Publishers in the ESS team (Tag B)
- FAIR Resources and Training for Researchers (Tag C)
- Data and DOI Workflows and Handoffs (Tag E)
- Culture Change through Credit (Tag F)
- Key Elements of Active DMPs (Tag G)
During the workshop there will be time for the various TAGs to work in their own groups to advance work on their specific tasks. This will be followed by a whole group discussion on how al the various TAGs link together to achieve the overall vision. A central goal of the workshop is to produce a model or diagram illustrating how all the adopted recommendations fit together and which stakeholders (publishers, repositories, infrastructure providers, researchers, etc.) are responsible for what.
A more detailed agenda will come out by the end of February.
Shelley Stall, AGU
Lynn Yarmey, RDA
Mark Parsons, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kirsten Elger, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ