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RDA UK

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**Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK **
*Rachel Bruce, Chris Brown, Jisc*
Research Data Network, York

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RDA UK

  1. 1. Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 1
  2. 2. Translating RDA global to the UK Rachel Bruce and Christopher Brown, Jisc 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 2
  3. 3. Content »RDA in a nutshell »Recommendations and outputs - impact on RDM in universities »Relevance to Research @ Risk projects in the UK »RDA UK »Q&A 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 3
  4. 4. What is RDA? RDA is an international member based organisation focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities that reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. With more than 5,700 members globally representing 128 countries, RDA includes researchers, scientists and data science professionals working in multiple disciplines, domains and thematic fields and from different types of organisations across the globe. 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 4 https://www.rd-alliance.org/ RDA is building the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data to achieve its vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.
  5. 5. RDA –Vision/Mission Vision Researchers and innovators openly share data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. Mission RDA builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data. 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 5 18 Flagship Outputs of which 4 ICTTechnical Specifications 75 Adoption Cases across multiple disciplines, organisations & countries 81 Groups working on global data interoperability challenges of which 28 Working Groups & 53 Interest Groups 5,739 Individual Members from 128 Countries 67% Academia & Research 15% Public Administration 11% Enterprise & Industry 43 Organisational Members & 8 Affiliate Members across multiple disciplines, organisations & countries
  6. 6. What does the RDA do? 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 6 Members come together through self-formed, volunteer, focussed Working Groups, exploratory InterestGroups to exchange knowledge, share discoveries, discuss barriers and potential solutions, explore and define policies and test as well as harmonise standards to enhance and facilitate global data sharing & re-use. RDA members collaborate together across the globe to tackle numerous infrastructure & data sharing challenges related to: Reproducibility Data preservation Best practices for domain repositories Legal interoperability Data citation Data type registries Metadata and so many more!
  7. 7. Who can join RDA? Any individual or organisation, regardless of profession or discipline, with an interest in reducing the barriers to data sharing and re-use and who agrees to RDA’s guiding principles of: • Openness • Consensus • Balance • Harmonisation • Community-driven • Non-profit and technology-neutral Individual Membership is free @ https://www.rd-alliance.org/user/register 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 7
  8. 8. RDA worldwide growth 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 8 Total RDA community members 5739 128 Countries
  9. 9. Who is RDA? 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 9
  10. 10. Why join RDA? »Individual Member Benefits » Contribute to acceleration of data infrastructure development » Work and share experiences with collaborators throughout the world » Access to extraordinary network of colleagues with various levels of experience, perspectives and practices » Gain greater expertise in data science regardless of whether one is a student, early or seasoned career professional » Enhance the quality and effectiveness of personal work and activities » Improve one’s competitive advantage professionally and positioning oneself for leadership within the broader research community 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 10 Individual RDA Members 5739
  11. 11. Interest/Working Groups by Focus » Domain science › BioSharing Registry, Fisheries/Rice/Wheat Data Interoperability… » Community needs › Certification and Accreditation, Summer schools,Teaching… » Reference and sharing › Data citation, Data security and trust, Publishing data, Data description… » Partnership groups › Metadata standards, Scholarly link exchange, Privacy implications… » Data stewardship and services › Brokering framework, Assessment of data fitness for use, Active DMPs… » Base infrastructure › Array database assessment, Data type registries, PID, Data fabric… 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 11
  12. 12. RDA Recommendations that make data work “Create - Adopt - Use” Adopted code, policy, specifications, standards, or practices that enable data sharing “Harvestable” efforts for which 12-18 months of work can eliminate a roadblock Efforts that have substantive applicability to groups within the data community but may not apply to all Efforts that can start today 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 12 18 flagship recommendations & outputs with over 75 cases of adoption in different domains, organisations and countries
  13. 13. Adoption & Implementation RDA Recommendations and Outputs take the form of technical specifications, code, policies or practices, harmonised standards or reference models. In the widest sense these aim for: Greater data sharing, exchange, interoperability, usability and re-usability; Greater discoverability of research data sets; Better management, stewardship, and preservation of research data; New data standards or harmonization of existing standards. 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 13 “Solving the problem must include adopters in the process, to ensure that real problems are addressed. Open problem solving is the key.” RDA Adoption & Implementation Stories - Tell us yours! 75 Adoption Cases https://www.rd-alliance.org/recommendations-outputs/adoption- recommendations Find out how you can become an Adopter https://www.rd-alliance.org/recommendations-and-outcomes/become-rda-adopter Addressing data challenges https://www.rd-alliance.org/recommendations-and-outputs/all- recommendations-and-outputs
  14. 14. Research@Risk 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 14 Project / Area Group Research Data Shared Service National Data Services Research Data Discovery Service Data Discovery Paradigms IG IRUS4Data/DataCitation DataCitation IG Next generation research environment Virtual Research Environment IG (VRE-IG) Persistent Identifiers PID IG Research Data Long tail of research data IG Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI)WG Active Data Management Plans IG Metadata Metadata IG Metadata Standards CatalogWG Data in Context IG Data Policies Data policy standardisation and implementation IG
  15. 15. RDA & UK support » Timeframe: › 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017 › 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 » Jisc is supporting RDA and is coordinating body for UK engagement » Working in partnership with RCUK (especially STFC) » Deliverables: › Coordinate UK data systems, researchers and infrastructure providers, within the context of RDA › Provide diverse and expert advice on data efforts › Improve the efficiency of UK data infrastructure development » Supports Jisc’s aim to ensure that UK research and its outputs are part of the global research infrastructure, in particular helping to inform the best practices and standards that Jisc (& other related UK infrastructure) can implement to support the creation, management and sharing of research data as a primary research output and knowledge foundation 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 15
  16. 16. RDA & Jisc/Research Councils UK Research Data Coordination through support of the Research Data Alliance » UK researchers, developers and infrastructure providers work within appropriate RDA Working and Interest Groups in furthering UK research interests. » The RDA will advise and assist the UK community on developing and participating in relevant RDAWorking and Interest Groups. » Build RDA engagement and general collaboration and communication within the UK research community. » Disseminate and facilitate the adoption of RDA Recommendations and other outputs within the UK and beyond. » Local engagement to ensure wider impact and see RDA in practice » Engage with UK organisations to solicit their membership and advice on the usefulness and applicability of RDA Recommendations to UK research and related organisations 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 16
  17. 17. RDA UKWorkshop – Nov 2016 » Group 1 – Trust and Certification › RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories Interest Group › Repository Audit and Certification DSA–WDS Partnership WG » Group 2 – Data Citation › Data Citation Working Group » Group 3 – Metadata Standards › Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group › Metadata Standards Directory WG » Group 4 – Publishing Data › RDA/WDS Publishing Data Interest Group › RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows WG › RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services WG 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 17 One-day workshop to provide attendees with information about how the RDA is working to achieve its vision. Including representatives from specific working and interest groups highlighting their work and discussing how this work can be used practically in universities and data centres in the UK.
  18. 18. RDA Engagement » The RDA is a window to different communities, a place to find solutions » RDA->RDA Europe->RDA UK - confusing at what level to engage » Useful to have a national data forum where national issues are discussed, which can be brought to the RDA » Need to reach out to practitioners who are never going to attend RDA plenaries and a national group should allow them to voice their concerns and ask questions » Need a channel for linking people who are interested in the working groups - enables everyone to feed into the groups and learn from them » Outputs need to be promoted and reach a maximum audience » Need a way to feed back from UK practitioners back into the expert groups » UK use cases could feed into the RDA and then come back with toolkits to help with these problems 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 18
  19. 19. RDA Engagement & Jisc » Role for Jisc › Profiling RDA work › Engage with UK practitioners and make the connections › Review of suitability of outputs and refining for particular contexts e.g. pilots to test outputs (DSA, Data Citation) › Focus on specific areas relevant to wider research audience › Encourage researchers to attend plenaries and meetings where useful › Only a pilot at this stage (testing things out) – RDAWorkshop http://bit.ly/RDA_Workshop_Nov2017 – RDA sessions at RDN (3rd and 4th) › Hope to build a more streamlined/common understood process › Expand our Research Data Network (http://bit.ly/RDN_RDA) – Conduit for RDA work and highlighting relevant outputs to the community – Significant international research data initiatives (RDA, EUDAT, ANDS, etc) 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 19
  20. 20. RDA Europe 4.0 » European support for the RDA focussed on governance and strategy » Building engagement » 9-22 National RDA Nodes » 27 month project » Starting 2018 » UK partners – STFC and DCC » STFC and Jisc as RDA UK node » Grow the RDA to make it sustainable and part of Business As Usual 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 20
  21. 21. Further Information 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 21 https://www.rd-alliance.org @resdatall @RDA_Europe #rdauk https://www.jisc.ac.uk/research-data https://researchdata.jiscinvolve.org/wp/ http://bit.ly/RDN_RDA #JiscRDM
  22. 22. jisc.ac.uk Rachel Bruce Christopher Brown rachel.bruce@jisc.ac.uk christopher.brown@jisc.ac.uk 28/06/2017 Translating Research Data Alliance global to the UK 22

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