Interagency Data Stewardship/LifeCycle/Preservation Forum/TeleconNotes/2017-05-15meetingnotes

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Meeting Notes - Data Stewardship Committee - 2017-05-15 2 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. MST / 11 a.m. PT

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Attendees: Matt Mayernik, Nancy, Rama, Denise, Ruth, Shannon, Shelley, Robert Groman


1) ESIP Program Committee update

  • ESIP Figshare portal
    Will be replacing commons? ESIP Commons is being phased out, and the Figshare portal is taking over the functionality of file/document posting and sharing
    Materials from the upcoming Summer Meeting, for example, will be posted on the Figshare portal
  • Slack
    When should we be using this?
    Recommendations on usage: Official channel?

2) PresQT workshop debrief (Nancy H., Ruth D., Natalie M.)

3) Belmont Forum Data Curriculum workshop debrief (Shelley S., Nancy H., Sophie H.)

  • Belmont Forum Digital Skills and Curricula Development Workshop Pre-meeting was held on Thursday April 27, 2017
  • Attendees were:
    Fiona Murphy, Belmont
    Vicky Lucas, developed the report
    Rowena Davis, Belmont project coordinator
    Bob Samors, Coordination Officer (CO) for the Forum’s e-Infrastructure and Data Management (eI&DM) Project
    Nancy Hoebelheinrich
    Sophie Hou
  • Review of the survey results:
    164 survey responses; see slides below
    Survey report:
  • Pre-meeting discussion on what topics should be a focus for the larger meeting. The question posed was:
    "What world cafe topics:
    Computational analysis
    Data complexity
    Data standards
    Data discovery
    Data management
  • Discussion resulted in focusing on these top three topics as the most important skills to address:
    Workflow (could be an umbrella approach for the full data lifecycle)
  • General information in the Belmont Forum e-infrastructure data management project:
  • Example of one of the activities that has been completed: 5 Data Principles
    Data should be:
    Discoverable through catalogues and search engines
    Accessible by default, and made available with minimum time delay
    Understandable in a way that allows researchers—including those outside the discipline of origin—to use them
    Manageable and protected from loss for future use in sustainable, trustworthy repositories
    Professional: the implementation of the above principles requires a highly skilled workforce and broad-based training and education as an integral part of research programs

4) Next steps for Data Rescue document

  • Mass media options - might need to be more "opinionated"
    Distinction between opinionated and polarized - media is very polarized. We have strong opinions about the data topics, but they are based on experience, so not “flaming” without knowledge..
  • EOS - gets wider audience than just ESSI people
  • More reports coming out about data being made inaccessible, even if not deleted.
  • Boulder data rescue - several Tb of data, including all EPA data - CKAN instance
  • Center for Open Science: working with data conservancy, taking data from "data rescuers" - pushing "rescued" data into repositories
  • Science (have to be a member of AAAS for full access) or Nature (open access)

5) Annual Meeting discussion

  • DS Committee business meeting organization
  • Open call during June telecon:
    If you are not able to attend the Summer Meeting, but have a presentation or discussion topic for the committee, let Matt know

6) Rama: