Our inactive / archived communities

Data Technologists’ community (Techtalks) (inactive)

ARDC, along with partner organisations, host a series of Monthly Tech Talks – live discussion events in cities around Australia to provide a forum for data technologists and other to discuss topics of interest.

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OPeNDAP Interest Group (inactive)

This interest group is for participants to exchange experience with OPeNDAP framework, applications and a suite of related technologies, with the aim to improve data access services.

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Data Services Interest Group (inactive)

The Data Services Interest Group aims to exchange practices, establish visibility of data services, discuss interoperability issues and identify opportunities for collective action.

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Australian Data Provenance Interest Group (inactive)

ARDC had been facilitating the Australian Research Data Provenance (RDP) Interest Group. The goals of the group were to bring together people who work in the provenance space, facilitate conversation, discuss a range of provenance issues, reduce duplication of effort, and coordinate community activities.
Since 2018, the group has combined the meetings with the Research Data Alliance Data Provenance Interest Group.

You can still join the group’s mailing list for posting queries and sharing information with the group members. If you would like to join the group’s mailing list, contact Mingfang Wu.

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RIF-CS Advisory Board (RAB) (Inactive)

The RIF-CS Advisory Board (RAB) was established to provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to influence changes to the RIF-CS schema.

RIF-CS is used:

  • to exchange metadata about research collections and related information
  • as the metadata standard for the ARDC Registry, to describe data collections in Research Data Australia.

Community expertise is vital to the development and improvement of the shared RIF-CS standard.

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Geoscience data community (inactive)

We support the geoscience academia and public sector community to make their data discoverable. We can assist with the implementation of standards, identifiers, data citation, DOI minting plus provide awareness of discipline tools. Australia’s geoscience community produces valuable data ranging from high volume satellite imagery to minute soil samples and maps.

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Dynamic Data Citation Interest Group (DDCIG) (inactive)

ARDC is working with a small number of organisations in Australia to capture and share information about current practice, and proposed approaches to, dynamic data citation. The Australian based DDCIG has been formed to:

  1. contribute an Australian perspective to international initiatives around dynamic data citation;
  2. help connect Australian and international organisations that share similar use cases and approaches to dynamic data citation;
  3. make broadly accessible, resources that describe the current and emerging status of dynamic data citation to enable Australian research organisations to adopt, adapt or contribute to the approaches shared.

Membership of the DDCIG currently includes representatives from:

To date the group has:

  • Documented their use cases and approaches to dynamic data citation.  Included is information about the dynamic nature of the data managed by the organisation as well as their approach to assignment of DOIs or other identifiers, version management and citation statement format.  The information is a snapshot of ‘current status’ as of May 2016.
  • Described a series of models that visually represent a spectrum of dynamic data and associated approaches to citation that incorporate variables such as data size, complexity and frequency of change.
  • Contributed to a web page that describes different approaches to data versioning, including citation of versioned data.
  • Presented at the RDA Data Citation Working Group breakout session at RDA Plenary 8, September 2016
  • Presented at the SciDataCon conference held in Denver, September 2016
  • Created a list of resources including papers, presentations and reports that have contributed to the Group’s thinking around dynamic data citation. We welcome suggestions for additional resources to be added to the list below noting the focus is on practical approaches to the citation of large scale dynamic data.

Australian Research Software Management, Curation and Citation Interest Group (inactive)

ARDC facilitates the Australian Research Software Management, Curation and Citation Interest Group (previously: Research Software Interest Group) which aims to:

  • support the description, management and discovery of research software
  • bring together people who are working in software citation
  • take the FORCE11 principles into a wide range of settings and implementations
  • exchange lessons learned from implementation activities out of this group
  • provide feedback and contribute to the FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group (ongoing Software Citation Implementation Working Group).

The Australian Research Software Management, Curation and Citation Interest Group convenes every 3 months.

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Active Communities of Practice

By building communities of practice that support those working in, or interested in, research data, we provide a platform for information exchange, best practice, problem solving and peer support.

You can find out more about each community, and register (where provided) to stay informed on latest news, upcoming webinars and discussions.

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