2013 DataCite Summer Meeting - Introducing DataCite working groups: Business Practices Working Group (Karen Morgenroth - NRC-CISTI)

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2013 DataCite Summer Meeting - Making Research better

DataCite. Co-sponsored by CODATA.

Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 13:00 - Friday, 20 September 2013 at 12:30

Washington, DC. National Academy of Sciences

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  • 1. Business Practices Working Group Karen Morgenroth National Research Council Canada DataCite Summer Meeting 2013-09-19 Washington, DC
  • 2. Business Practices Working Group What we do • Develop best business practices; articulate DataCite policy Who we are • Members from France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, US, Canada Interested in becoming a member? karen.morgenroth {@} nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
  • 3. http://www.datacite.org/sites/default/files/Business_Models_Principles_v1.0.pdf
  • 4. Business Models Principles Information for allocation agencies • Costs/fees schedules; prefixes; membership; contracts/agreements Information for clients • Commitment to persistent access; landing pages; syntax; mandatory metadata requirement Definitions • Data sets; data papers; grey literature
  • 5. Data Quality Survey • What constitutes data “quality” • How might this quality be assessed • What do you see as DataCite‟s role in ensuring or assessing quality? • 52 respondents
  • 6. What constitutes data “quality” No consensus • “„Data quality‟ is one of those abstract phrases that has so many concepts it should be abandoned as conveying an unambiguous meaning.”
  • 7. How might this quality be assessed? • Scientific context; intended use • Disciplinary standards; expert knowledge • Data centres • Peer review • Metadata and documentation
  • 8. DataCite‟s role in ensuring data quality • No direct role • Concept of “usurping” the role of scientific communities • Ensuring data centres/repositories have procedures • Do DOIs actually indicate quality? • Ensure metadata quality
  • 9. Thank you to all who responded to the survey karen.morgenroth{@}nrc-cnrc.gc.ca