Data Citation Standards and Practices - Paul Uhlir - RDAP12
Presentation to ASIS&T ConferenceMarch 22, 2012Paul F. Uhlir,Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), NationalResearch Council, National Academy of SciencesDaniel Cohen,Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), NationalResearch Council, National Academy of Sciences (on detail fromLibrary of Congress)
Managing Organizations International CODATA Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices http://www.codata.org/taskgroups/TGdatacitation/index.html Approved at CODATA 27th General Assembly in Cape Town, SA 2010 BRDI http://www.nas.edu/brdi Ad hoc committee of the Board on Research Data and Information, at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC. BRDI represents the U.S. National Committee for CODATA. BRDI staff supports both projects.
FUNDINGWe are grateful to the following funders of this project: Sloan Foundation Institute for Museum and Library Services Library of Congress CODATA Microsoft Research
CODATA Data Citation Task Group Co-Chairs:Jan Brase,(Director, DataCite, and ICSTI representative), John Helly, Scripps Institute for Oceanography and San Technische Informations Bibliothek (TIB)/German Diego Supercomputing Center, University of California, USA National Library of Science and Technology, GERMANY Jianhui LI, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINASarah Callaghan (U.K. CODATA), The NCAS British Brian McMahon, International Union of Crystallography, Atmospheric Data Centre, STFC Rutherford Appleton UNITED KINGDOM Laboratory, UNITED KINGDOM Karen Morgenroth, National Research Council Canada, CANADABonnie Carroll (U.S. CODATA and CENDI), President, Information International Associates, USA Yasuhiro Murayama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, JAPAN Members: Soren Roug, European Environmental Agency,Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA BELGIUM Helge Sagen, Institute of Marine Research, NORWAYElizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International, ITALY Eefke Smit, International Association of STM Publishers, THEChristine Borgman, University of California, Los Angeles, USA NETHERLANDSTodd Carpenter, National Information Standards Martie J. van Deventer, Council on Scientific and Industrial Organization, USA Research, SOUTH AFRICA John Wilbanks, Kaufman Foundation, USADora Ann Lange Canhos, Environmental Reference Koji Zettsu, National Institute of Information and Information Center, BRAZIL Communications Technology, JAPANVishwas Chavan, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Consultants: DENMARK Daniel Cohen, Library of Congress ,USANathan Cunningham, British Antarctic Survey, UNITED Franciel Linares, Information International Associates, USA KINGDOM Yvonne Socha, MLIS candidate, University of Tennessee,Michael Diepenbroek, World Data Center-MARE / PANGAEA, USA University Bremen, GERMANY Paul F. Uhlir, U.S. National Committee for CODATA and Board on Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Data Citation Task Group Objectives and Deliverables Conduct inventory and analysis of Establish a public web presence. existing literature and existing data Conduct meetings and workshops to citation and attribution initiatives. articulate the state of the art and best Investigate and analyze how existing practices in this area, and to identify data repositories cite and provide emerging issues. attribution to their data sets. Work with the major international, Identify and obtain input from regional, and national standards stakeholders in the library, academic, organizations to develop formal data publishing and research communities. citation and attribution standards and Provide an international forum to best practices. identify and help reconcile the needs Promote scientific data attribution by of various stakeholder communities. developing models, tools, and Share information and create greater practical guidance on how to publish awareness of these issues citable and trackable data sets. internationally.
Symposium and Workshop, Berkeley, CA August 2011For Attribution: Developing Data Attribution and CitationPractices and Standards STATEMENT OF TASK2. What is the status of data attribution and citation practices in the natural and social (economic and political) sciences in United States and internationally?3. Why is the attribution and citation of scientific data important and for what types of data? Is there substantial variation among disciplines?4. What are the major scientific, technical, institutional, financial, legal, and socio- cultural issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field or context specific?5. What are some of the options for the successful development and implementation of scientific data citation practices and standards, both across the natural and social sciences and in major contexts of research?For more information on the symposium and workshop see:http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_063656
Symposium and Workshop SessionsI. Why are attribution and citation of data important?II. Major technical issues in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practicesIII. Major scientific issues in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practicesIV. Major institutional, financial, legal, and socio-cultural issues in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practicesV. Status of data attribution and citation practices in the natural and social sciences in the U.S. and internationallyVI. Institutional roles and perspectives: similarities and differences across disciplines and countriesVII. Workshop – Options: Where do we go from here?
Symposium and Workshop Presenters and ModeratorsChristine Borgman, University of California at Los Angeles Lee Dirks, Microsoft ResearchJohn Wilbanks, Creative Commons Roy Lowry, British Oceanographic Data CentreJean-Bernard Minster, University of California at San Vishwas Chavan, GBIFDiego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Mark Parsons, National Snow and Ice Data CenterJohan Bollen, Indiana University John Helly, Scripps Institution of OceanographyHerbert van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory Monica Duke, University of Bath, UKOLNPaul Groth, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands Deborah Crawford, Drexel UniversityPhilip Bourne, University of California at San Diego Bruce Wilson, Oak Ridge National LaboratorySarah Callaghan, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Michael Witt, Purdue/IASSISTMary Vardigan, University of Michigan, Inter-university Anita de Waard, Elsevier LabsConsortium for Political and Social Research Michael Kurtz, Harvard-Smithsonian Center forMichael Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies AstrophysicsSarah Hinchliff Pearson, Creative Commons Todd Carpenter, National Information StandardsMacKenzie Smith, MIT OrganizationDiane Harley, University of California at Berkeley Sylvia Spengler, National Science FoundationJan Brase, National Library of Science and Technology, Allen Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGermany Bonnie Carroll, Information International AssociatesMicah Altman, Harvard University David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters Paul Uhlir, National Research Council
Other Organizations Working on Data Citation International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) DataCite The Dataverse Network National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Creative Commons and Science Commons CENDI – U.S. interagency group focused on scientific and technical information issues and coordination of activities. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) World Data System (WDS) STM-Association Digital Curation Center, UK
Schedule of Activities Completed and Ongoing Planned Symposium and workshop held in Publish Report from August Berkeley, CA in August 2011. Symposium and Workshop (May Bibliographic inventory and analysis 2012). (ongoing). Task Group meetings and White Paper Interviews with a sample of identified dafting sessions (Copenhagen, DK, stakeholders concerning data citation 06/12, and Taipei, TW, 10/12.) and attribution practices Sponsored Session at CODATA Data Repositories International Conference in Taipei, Publishers TW October/November 2012 Researchers Publication of White Paper in 12/12. Funding Organizations Active dissemination of first phase White Paper on Current Practices in results in 2012-2013. Data Citation—outline developed. Best Practices White Paper in 2013.
White Paper Draft Outline (Major Headings)1. Importance of data citation2. Current use of data citations3. Emerging formal standardization proposals and best practices development4. Emerging principles for data citation5. Tools and infrastructure6. Cultural challenges and opportunities7. Open research questions8. Appendices
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