Sustainable Data Management/20200911 telcon notes

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  1. Draft (or review) the matrix of FAIR-CARE-TRUST principles, that could be used to guide "how-to" items. See July notes:


  • Shelley Stall (scribe)
  • Bob Downs
  • Ruth Duerr
  • Megan Carter
  • Philip Tarrant
  • New folks:
  • Paul L, previously supporting Dept of State and now a consultant
  • Erin Antognol, USDA


  • Margaret


After welcoming our new members Paul and Erin, Ruth shared the link to the spreadsheet with FAIR, CARE and TRUST and their elements listed:

We decided to start with CARE, which is a newer framework.

C = Collective Benefit A = Authority to Control R = Responsibility E = Ethics

C1 - For inclusive development and innovation Governments and institutions must actively support the use and reuse of data by Indigenous nations and communities by facilitating the establishment of the foundations for Indigenous innovation, value generation, and the promotion of local self-determined development processes. Discussion: The phrase "use and reuse" indicates that this principle would benefit from all the principles in FAIR.

It would be important to define "what data" would be considered indigenous data.

Establishing relationships with the indigenous community associated with the data in a scientific repository would ensure that intended practices for sharing and using the data were in place, monitored, and managed. This seems important. The repository is "being the steward of the data on behalf of the community". There could be a type of partnership that could also advocate for the community such that if a researcher sought use of indigenous data that they would be made aware of their responsibility to the effected community by sharing the results of their research - or some other relevant way of "giving back".

The level of detail of the data needs to be considered. For instance, a satellite image could be so broad, with limited detail, that individual requests to use/display the content of the image would be challenging. But, at a finer resolution, permission would be required.

The concept of "data production" versus "knowledge production" as it applies to indigenous communities might be a helpful construct.

Ex: Acola negotiates usage of data where it allows access, but not to all. For example, hunting sites are protected.

C1 - Access and controls would need to be put into place for protected data.

C2 - For improved governance and citizen engagement Data enrich the planning, implementation, and evaluation processes that support the service and policy needs of Indigenous communities. Data also enable better engagement between citizens, institutions, and governments to improve decision-making. Ethical use of open data has the capacity to improve transparency and decision-making by providing Indigenous nations and communities with a better understanding of their peoples, territories, and resources. It similarly can provide greater insight into third-party policies and programs affecting Indigenous Peoples.

Discussion: A relevant phrase seems to be "to improve decision-making". As a data steward, to support better use of indigenous data aligns well with the role of a repository.

The phrase "improve transparency" seems to map well to the "T" in TRUST - Transparency

Decision makers would value a better understanding of the relevance of data and how its provenance.

C3 - For equitable outcomes Indigenous data are grounded in community values, which extend to society at large. Any value created from Indigenous data should benefit Indigenous communities in an equitable manner and contribute to Indigenous aspirations for wellbeing.

Combining C2 and C3 - The main question for decision makers and data reuse is "what data is applicable for what questions".

This seems to align well with "U" in TRUST - Users. Not only determining who gets to make the decision but also to whom is that decision being made. User-focused.

We ended the discussion here with a request that everyone watch the video describing CARE and getting more familiar.

- Shelley Stall

Action Items

Action Items: 1. Provide a video of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance - Shelley Stall, Compeleted 9/11

- "I found a really great recording from last month, delivered at OCLC, that includes significant content on the role of repositories.

2. Add to the spreadsheet elements required of repositories by publishers not covered otherwise:

1) Confidential access to data not yet made public for the purpose of the paper peer review process,

2) Terms of use that clearly stated the removal of embargoes on datasets used for research at the time of paper publication.

3. Transfer meeting notes to the spreedsheet.

4. Update wiki with today's meeting notes (done)

5. Invite a member of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance to the next meeting to talk through the role of repositories