Pre-ESIP Workshop

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
Developing Community Guidelines for Consistently Curating
and Representing Dataset Quality Information
Virtual, 13 July 2020


Curating standards-based quality metadata and consistent quality descriptive information at the dataset level is fundamental for helping establish the credibility and trustworthiness of individual datasets and for providing sufficient guidance for users to address their specific needs, including machine learning. However, there are currently no community standards or guidelines on how to consistently curate and represent the dataset quality information that is machine- and human-readable.

ESIP Information Quality Cluster (IQC) and the Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) Team of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have co-organized a pre-ESIP workshop to bring together national and international subject matter experts on dataset quality to kick off the development of community guidelines for consistently curating and representing dataset quality information that is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable, aka, FAIR.

The Goals of This Workshop

  • Examine needs for datasets quality information;
  • Explore approaches for evaluating dataset quality in an operational environment;
  • Discuss challenges for consistently curating and representing dataset quality information;
  • Define the needs and scope of community guidelines.

Organizers of the Workshop

Information Quality Cluster (IQC) of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and the Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) Team of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Carlo Lacagnina, BSC;

Organizing Committee
Ge Peng, Carlo Lacagnina, Robert Downs, Ivana Ivánová, Gilles Larnicol, David Moroni, Hampapuram “Rama” Ramapriyan, and Yaxing Wei.

Interested in Participating and Contributing
Please contact Ge Peng at


There will be two live virtual 90 minutes sessions on Monday July 13, 2020. The first session is scheduled for 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US ET [UTC-4] (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CEST [UTC+2]) and the second for 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM US ET [UTC-4] (6:30 - 8:00 AM AEST Tues July 14, 2020 [UTC+10]).

Time Allocation Description
3 Mins Welcome & Roll Call
5 Mins Context & Goals of the Workshop
~48 Mins Presentations (see the list for each session below the table)
8 Mins Presentations Q&A
15 Mins Break-out Rooms: Case Statement Review
10 Mins Polling Questions & Path Forward

Presentations for the First Session
Presentation title; Presenter(s)/Affiliations

Presentations for the Second Session
Presentation title; Presenter(s)/Affiliations

Workshop Materials


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