Sustainable Data Management/20170310 telcon notes

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  1. Post Tempe update
    1. Survey
    2. metrics


Cyndy (note taker), Shelly, Anne, Corinna




Metrics discussion

Cyndy reviewed the results from the survey we did on which metrics we think are valuable to an ROI calculation, even if we aren't yet sure how to get the measure. Added a few tabs to the Google spreadsheet here:

Result is three groupings of metrics (red, not so important to everyone, orange: medium important, green: most people think are important).

We talked as a group about some of the metrics and people's reasons for not considering them applicable, tweaked some of the notes. Everyone was okay with the scoring approach.

Cyndy left off a couple of important metrics so please go to the Number importance results tab ( and add your scores so we can get them into the summary.

Also please share your thoughts on the interpretation of the metrics in that spreadsheet on the main tab

White paper

Corinna shared that the PIs have a report due to NSF at the end of the month. This can be the start of our outline for the white paper.

Ideas for the Summer ESIP meeting

Nominated Margaret to put in a session for the ROI group to have a working meeting to make progress on the white paper. We don't think this would be good for beginners to attend as we need to get work done and will make more progress if we don't have to bring everyone up to speed.

The Landscape group may want their own session but not sure if anybody volunteered to write up that abstract.

Assuming that there will be a poster where we can do a general report out of our activities.

section title tbd

Shelly talked about the PPT she put in the google drive ROI workshop folder.

-- metrics definitions: key things one want to know for each metrics

-- how different metrics might be used to do buildup

Example: POF perfect order fulfillment (in a transactional environment) -- this was 70 raw metrics rolled up into one -- valuable to the higher leadership but lost its meaning for everyone else.

Shelley can present this talk in our next monthly meeting, about 30 minutes. She can try to work in examples from our ROI metrics spreadsheet

She points out that one doesn't want to track too many -- likes the way we've been deciding on the most important ones. Another method uses fibonacci series to figure that out!!

We agreed that a goal of this group is to get clarity on these core metrics, knowing that each repository will have others they want to track for their own purposes.


Shelley gave an re3data update

Michael Witt has been working on new things for re3data

If important fields still don't exist on re3data, we should prepare so that in the Fall they could consider adding.


Next month: Shelley's presentation

review the EAGER report with a plan to turn it into the white paper