74 Works

Document Publication Policy

Herman Stehouwer
A document describing RDA policy for publishing documents.

Data Type Registries working group output

Larry Lannom, Daan Broeder &
the outcomes of the DTR WG can be summarized as: • Confirmation that detailed and precise data typing is a key consideration in data sharing and reuse and that a federated registry system for such types is highly desirable and needs to accommodate each community’s own requirements • Deployment of a prototype registry implementing one potential data model, against which various use cases can be tested • Involvement of multiple ongoing scientific data management efforts,...

Articles of Association of Research Data Alliance Foundation

A legal document describing the structure of the RDA Foundation under british law.

Data Description Registry Interoperability WG: Interlinking Method and Specification of Cross-Platform Discovery

Amir Aryani
This document describes the outcome of the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) working group and specification of the interoperability model implemented by the partners in this group. In addition, this document shows the testing of this model through an implementation called Research Data Switchboard, a collaborative project by the participants in this working group.

RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows WG Recommendations

, Varsha Khodiyar, Fiona Murphy, Amy Nurnberger, Lisa Raymond, Angus Whyte, Theodora Bloom, Claire C Austin, Jonathan Tedds, Martina Stockhause & Mary Vardigan
Data publishing is a major cornerstone of open science, reliable research, and modern scholarly communication. It enables researchers to share their materials via dedicated workflows, services and infrastructures and ultimately is intended to ensure that data – and in particular datasets underlying published results — are well documented, curated, persistent, interoperable, reusable, citable, attributable, quality assured and discoverable. Needless to say, data publishing workflows potentially have an enormous impact on researchers, research practices and publishing...

23 Things: Libraries for Research Data - Arabic

Mohamed Saber Abdel Hassan & Michael Witt
An overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship from the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance. Translated from English into Arabic.

23 Things: Libraries for Research Data - Chinese

Hui Wang, Dou Tianfang & Michael Witt
An overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship from the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance. Translated from English into Chinese.

Data Foundation and Terminology Work Group Products

Gary Berg-Cross, Raphael Ritz & Peter Wittenburg
Based on 21 data models presented by experts coming from different disciplines and 120 interviews and interactions with different scientists and scientific departments, the DFT group has produced 5 inter-related reports and defined a number of simple definitions for digital data in a registered domain based on an agreed conceptualization.

DSA–WDS Partnership — Procedures for Core Certification

This Catalogue of Common Procedures was developed by the DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification, a Working Group (WG) of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The goal of the effort was to create a set of harmonized Common Procedures for certification of repositories at the core level, drawing from the procedures already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU–WDS). These procedures are...

RDA Code of Conduct and How to Report a Breach

This is an updated version of the Code of Conduct for the Research Data Alliance incorporating community feedback. It was published on 22 March 2018. Information on how to report a breach was added in March 2019.

Recommendation on Research Data Collections

Tobias Weigel, Bridget Almas, Frederik Baumgardt, Thomas Zastrow, Ulrich Schwardmann, Maggie Hellström, Javier Quinteros & Dirk Fleischer
Recent efforts of the Research Data Alliance have established a conceptual model for the management of research data that promotes the use of digital objects, transcending the traditional notion of files and decoupling questions of access and use from location and storage. In this context, the need for building aggregations or collections of such objects has become an essential element. However, contemporary work on object collections focuses on primarily describing such collections through metadata, whereas...

Persistent identifiers: Consolidated assertions

, , , Hossein Abroshan, Ari Asmi, Giuseppe Di Bernardo, Danielle Couvreur, Tamas Gaizer, Petr Holub, Rob Hooft, Ingemar Häggström, Manfred Kohler, Dimitris Koureas, Wolfgang Kuchinke, Luciano Milanesi, Joseph Padfield, Antonio Rosato, Christine Staiger, Dieter Van Uytvanck & Tobias Weigel
Experts from 47 European research infrastructure initiatives and ERICs have agreed on a set of assertions about the nature, the creation and the usage of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). This work was done in close synchronisation with the RDA Data Fabric Interest Group (DFIG) ensuring a global validation of the assertions. The intention of this cross-disciplinary report is to overcome still existing confusions about PIDs and the lack of detail knowledge in many disciplines. It is...

RDA/TDWG Attribution Metadata Working Group: Final Recommendations

Anne E Thessen, Matt Woodburn & Dimitris Koureas
Research collections are an important tool for understanding the Earth, its systems, and human interaction. Despite the importance of collections, many are not maintained or curated as thoroughly as they should. Part of the reason for this is the lack of professional reward for curation, maintenance, or collection. To address this gap in attribution metadata, this Working Group recommends the use of PROV entities and properties to link people (Agent), the curatorial actions they perform...

The FAIRsharing Registry and Recommendations: Interlinking Standards, Databases and Data Policies

Peter McQuilton, Simon Hodson, Rebecca Lawrence &
This document describes the outputs of a joint RDA-Force11 FAIRsharing WG. 1. The FAIRsharing registry of interlinked records on standards (for identifying, reporting, citing data and metadata), databases (repositories and knowledge-bases) and data policies (from journals, publishers, funders and other organizations), ranging from the generic and multi-disciplinary, to those from specific domains. 2. The FAIRsharing recommendations, to guide the users and producers of standards, databases and repositories on how to best select and describe these...

RDA COVID-19 Zotero Library

The RDA-COVID19-WG Zotero Library was created by the RDA-COVID19-WG to support the development of the RDA-COVID19 Recommendations and Guidelines.

Tromsø recommendations for citation of research data in linguistics

Helene N. Andreassen, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Lauren Collister, Philipp Conzett, Christopher Cox, Koenraad De Smedt, Bradley McDonnell &

Principles and best practices in data versioning for all data sets big and small

Jens Klump, Lesley Wyborn, Robert Downs, Ari Asmi, Mingfang Wu, Gerry Ryder & Julia Martin
The demand for better reproducibility of research results is growing. More and more data is becoming available online. In some cases, the datasets have become so large that downloading the data is no longer feasible. Data can also be offered through web services and accessed on demand. This means that parts of the data are accessed at a remote source when needed. In this scenario, it will become increasingly important for a researcher to be...

Dynamic Data Citation for frequently modifying High Resolution Climate Data

Chris Schubert
The Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) Data Centre expected a comprehensive project outcome of completely new simulated High Resolution Climate Scenarios for Austria in the time range from 1965 till 2100 on a daily basis. For consumption, 13 model runs, 5 meteorological parameters like temperature, 3 emission scenarios, over 1600 NetCDF files with an average size of 13 GB were calculated. How could we implement proper data management processes on such data packages? We were...

FAIR Data Maturity Model: specification and guidelines - draft

The FAIR Data Maturity Model defines a set of indicators, their priorities and evaluation methods for the evaluation of the FAIR principles to be used as a common approach across assessment methodologies.

23 Things: Libraries for Research Data

Michael Witt
An overview of practical, free, online resources and tools that you can begin using today to incorporate research data management into your practice of librarianship from the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance." Keywords can be Research Data Management, Libraries, Library Science.

RDA Regional Partnership Processes Document

This document describes the regional partnership processes of the RDA.

RDA Data Usage Metrics WG Recommendations

Daniella Lowenberg, Thomas Jouneau & Ian Bruno
Research data are increasingly recognized as important outputs of scholarly research, yet there are currently no standardized or comprehensive metrics for research data as there are for articles. This Working Group was founded following a Birds of a Feather at RDA Plenary 10 hosted by the Make Data Count initiative. Lending expertise from various projects and research stakeholders, this WG, a part of the Publishing Data IG, aimed to harness community buy-in of standardized approaches...

Organisational Membership Processes

This document describes the Organisational Membership of the RDA. It also covers Organisational Affiliates.

RDA Foundation Governance Document

A document describing the high-level structures of the Research Data Alliance Foundation. This document is separate from the regular governance document, which describes procedures and processes.

Registration Year

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Audiovisual


  • Institute of Information Science and Technologies