NISO Thought Leaders Meeting on Research Data
On October 1st, NISO will hold a Thought Leader meeting on the topic of research data. The meeting is part of a series that NISO is holding in conjunction with a Mellon Foundation grant. The goal of these meetings is to incubate new standards initiatives by discussing issues and areas where standards can help address pain points, push forward use, or drive application of systems in research and information exchange.
Our goal for the meeting will be to 1) brainstorm about what barriers exist to wider sharing of research data and then 2) identify a small list of standards-related initiatives that could make a difference in this area. Following the Thought Leaders meeting, NISO will organize a Technical Working Group to further examine opportunities for development of standards in this area.
In advance of the meeting, invited experts are encouraged to provide comments here that will help us identify key issues for discussion on October 1st. Topics for consideration include: issues around provenance, metadata, citation and reference, version control and tracking, preservation, privacy, intellectual property, packaging and facilitating reuse.
Thanks for your help in preparing for this meeting.