WG Data Usage Metrics - RDA 13th Plenary Meeting

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11 Jan 2019
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Meeting title
Data Usage Metrics WG (Remote Access Instructions)


Collaborative session noteshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PKONCGY6mKrahHjgPB4PZnqRY4PhDaVAbRJJA8U3LKE/edit 


Meeting Location: Commonwealth A2


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities
Research data is increasingly recognized as an important output of scholarly research, however, there are not yet standardized or comprehensive research data metrics as there are with articles. The “Make Data Count” project hosted a Birds of a Feather at RDA Plenary 10 and recognized that many other groups are working in this space and interested in implementing a standardized set of data usage metrics. Lending expertise from various projects and research stakeholders, this WG, a part of the Publishing Data IG, aims to harness community buy-in of data usage metrics and drive widespread adoption. The first WG meeting focused on an overview of initiatives in the data usage metrics space and spent the majority of the time discussing scope for the WG. Two virtual meetings took place before RDA12 focused on refining scope and defining data usage metrics. The RDA12 session centered around talking about use cases for usage metrics, updates on the COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data, and a discussion on barriers to adoption of standardized usage metrics. Between RDA12 and RDA13 we will have had three large virtual meetings, with smaller groups tackling work packages decided on in December. At RDA13 we will share out and ask for community feedback on our survey results of current implementations of usagee metrics, and barriers to adoption.


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Meeting objectives

  • Presentation and discussion of data usage metrics WG scope and deliverables
  • WG member share-out of initiatives within the space
  • WG member reporting of survey results and barriers to adoption research
  • Roadmap development & consensus on next-steps for adoption of and researcher education on data usage metrics


Meeting agenda

  • Introductions: WG goals, deliverables, & WG team (5 min)
  • Brief overview of work done since RDA12 and what data usage metrics means to us
  • Ongoing initiative updates
  • Make Data Count (15 min) - messaging how this relates to JISC, what the CoP means for this, how to implement
  • Survey Results & Barriers to Adoption Discussion (45 min)
  • Report out of repository survey results
  • Discussion on barriers to adoption and lessons learned
  • Discussion on next steps to address these barriers
  • Next Steps (10 min)
  • Roadmap check-in, work packages discussion


Target audience
We are looking to engage with those working within the data metrics space, and hoping to receive input from across disciplines and perspectives (from researchers to bibliometricians to publishers to repositories). Participants should familiarize themselves with the COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data as well as the Data Usage Metrics WG Case Statement and goals.


Group chair serving as contact person:
Daniella Lowenberg


Type of meeting:
Working meeting


Remote Access Instructions
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