IEEE BDGMM at RDA ✥
On the Tuesday the 20th, I attended a co-located IEEE Big Data Governance and Metadata Management (BDGMM) workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to identify opportunities for the development of IEEE Standards for Big Data governance and metadata management.
NSF Science Advisor for Public Access Beth Plale spoke about PID Kernel Information: the idea of sticking a bit of provenance metadata in a persistent identifier to enable an internet-scale data client to navigate a list of 100,000,000 PIDs.
ISO Working group 13 project leader Ismael Caballero Muñoz-Reja introduced MAMD: Modelo Alarcos de Mejora de Datos, an ISO 8000-60 compliant framework used as a guideline to improve data access and governance.
Jane Greenberg discussed our current progress with the NSF Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub's Data Sharing spoke project, "A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing," a collaboration between researchers at Drexel's Metadata Research Center, MIT's CSAIL, and Brown's Computer Science department. The project seeks to develop technical solutions for facilitating the sharing of restricted data in a secure environment.
Tobias Weber, at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, began his presentation by sharing a clip from Star Trek Voyager, in which Captain Janeway was able to customize her holodeck creation by providing the computer with precise specifications for what she wants. Tobias demonstrated that in terms of accessing FAIR data, we are not yet at the point of being able to ask a computer to retrieve data so precisely, and need to improve compliance to standards, quality control, automatic annotation on ingest/during curation, and possibly OAI-PMH 3.0
RDA Plenary ✥
Research poster printing expectations vs. reality.
Berlin Conference Center
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) 11th plenary meeting, here in the beautiful bcc Berlin Congress Center, kicked off with some great keynote speeches, including a fascinating talk about the complications and necessity of sharing massive amounts of complex neuroimaging data, as part of the Human Brain Project, presented by Prof. dr. med. Katrin Amunts.
I attended a variety of meetings over the course of the three-day RDA conference, including the RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets interest group, an "Ethics in FAIR data" joint meeting of several interest groups, and a "Birds of a Feather" session about "Sensitive Data for Open Science." These sessions were all essential for understanding the current landscape of issues surrounding data sharing for restricted data types.
Poster Session ✥
While I was definitely embarrassed (and hoping to get my €40 back!), I laughed it off, and had some great conversations about the poster and subsequent paper: a lay of the land of rights and licensing initiatives that seek to facilitate data sharing: rights management, licensing standardization, metadata, technological infrastructure, & community-driven efforts.