International Polar Year Data Management Workshop
Photo by S. J. S. Khalsa
Final workshop report, 1 June 2006: Glaciological Data Report 33 (PDF, 896 KB). Please send comments to Mark Parsons
March 2007- March 2008—first field phase:
March 2008- March 2009—second field phase:
|Pulsifer, Cooper||ASAP||Closed||Draft architecture diagram|
|Chen, Berkman||17 April||Closed||Propose session for CODATA06 on developing a Knowledge Integration experiement (AADC and NSIDC expressed interest in participating)|
|Chen, Uhlir||17 Apr||Ongoing||Propose session to CODATA06 related to the Science Information Commons|
|Parsons et al.||ASAP||Open||Develop funding prospectus|
|Parsons||Early April||Closed||Create web site with presentations, etc.|
|DMSC/ICSU||ASAP||Open||develop data management brochure based on PAA|
|DMSC/others||Ongoing||Ongoing||Work with publishers to require data citation and archiving|
|Obs Subcommittee||ASAP||Open||Negotiate with relevant national centers and the WMO for free access to synoptic weather observations and model output|
|TBD||ASAP||Closed||Coordinate with the Marine Metdata Initiative|
|All||Ongoing||Ongoing||Ongoing follow up from the meeting and data management outreach|
Each breakout group was to clearly define the issues for their assigned topic, and develop recommendations to pursue. Breakout session leaders are requested to submit their documents outlining discussions, conclusions, and recommendations to Mark Parsons for posting here.
The Proposed Data and Information Service, some key issues, and charge to the breakout groups (Microsoft PowerPoint, 1.9 MB) -- Mark Parsons
Breakout sessions, Part I:
1. What standards should IPY adopt and what are appropriate methods to encourage adoption—include metadata, doc., data formats, transfer protocols, etc.
Session leader: Paul Cooper (Microsoft PowerPoint, 36 KB)
2. Managed access to data, especially social data, including consideration of working with CODATA on their Global Information Commons for Science initiative.
Session leader: Paul Uhlir
(Microsoft PowerPoint 36 KB)
3. Determining archives and “affinity centers”, relationships to the other Geoscience Years.
Session leader: Vladimir Papitashvili
Breakout sessions, Part II:
1. Methods for data discovery—how might a portal work.
Session leader: Paul Berkman (Microsoft PowerPoint 264 KB)
2. Data and publication submission processes—carrots and sticks.
Session leader: Jim Moore (Microsoft PowerPoint 48 KB)
3. Semantics — ontologies, taxonomies, and language issues.
Session leader: Heather Lane (Microsoft PowerPoint 36 KB)
Given the results of the breakout sessions, how can the overall DIS manage
itself? For example, should there be a steering committee, technical working
groups, etc? How might eGY help? Does CODATA have a role?
Discussion moderator: Mark Parsons