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NIH Data Discovery Index
Resource Identification Group (#RRID)
FAIR Data Publishing Group 
Data Citation Principles Working Group
Data Citation Implementation Group
Defining the Future Commons Group
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The Community has been busy.....

NIH Data Discovery Index

Help NIH build a data discovery index!  We are pleased to announce that Maryann Martone, president of FORCE11, and several members of the FORCE11 community, will be leading the Community Engagement arm of the new BD2K Data Discovery Index consortium, named BioCADDIE headed by Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado at UCSD.  BioCADDIE will be engaging FORCE11 to help design a DDI for biomedicine.  Stay tuned for more information.  Read the NIH announcement here

Resource Identification Initiative (#RRID) 
This group is working on a pilot project to help researchers sufficiently cite the key resources used to produce the scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature.  A diverse group of collaborators are leading the project, including Neuroscience Information network (NIF) and Oregon Health & Science University Library, with support of the national Institutes of Health and International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.  The group invites publishers, editors, authors, biocurators, librarians, authors, resource providers, and vendors to participate.  The Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) are appearing in the published literature with 149 papers from 23 journals appearing since the pilot started.  The RRIDs in this pilot can be found in Google Scholar and PubMed.  Visit the project here


FAIR Data Publishing Group
A key enabler to achieve international-grade data stewardship is for research data and information to be published in a ‘FAIR” manner.  This means..
  • Data should be Findable
  • Data should be Accessible
  • Data should be Interoperable
  • Data should be Re-usable
The FAIR Data Publishing Group invites you to comment on their Guiding Principles, a guide to check whether a particular approach would generate FAIR data.  Explanatory notes and annexes give some non-binding explanation and guidance for a FAIR view on data and what constitutes a repository of FAIR data (a ‘Data FAIRport’)  Community comments open 

Data Citation Principles Working Group
The project was a joint effort by a group of individuals representing over 25 worldwide organizations who worked together to produce the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles.   The principles are posted for endorsement and to date 83 organizations and 185 individuals have endorsed. 
Please take a moment and support this initiative by adding your endorsement.  
Endorse the principles
View the list of endorsements to date


Data Citation Implementation Group
Co-Chairs: Tim Clark, Merce Crosas, Jo McEntyre, Joan Starr
The Data Citation Implementation Group (DCIG) was formed to fast-track implementation of the Joint Declaration of Data Principles (JDCCP) by providing clear implementation guidance to scholarly publishers and data repositories seeking to implement the Principles.  This is required since the Principles, for simplicity of adoption, deliberately left all implementation questions open for future discussion. DCIG is the group working through this discussion now.
Its members have developed an analysis of open implementation issues in the JDCCP and are now working in subgroup to develop sets of broadly acceptable guidelines.  Subgroups in DCIG sign up for specific open issues, convene to work them through, and present draft results to the group as a whole. 
Examples of work completed or in process include:
  • Revision to the NISO Journal Article Tags Suite (JATS) XML schema to support data citation; NISO JATS is the data model for journal articles used by PubMed Central, many of the open access publishers, and increasingly by traditional publishers such as Nature Publishing Group;
  • Assembly of a set of exemplar publishing workflows incorporating data citation in journal publication; this is a joint activity with the Research Data Alliance;
  • Drafting standard metadata persistence guarantee language for repositories seeking to conform to JDCCP persistence criteria; and
  • Preparation of guidelines for data repositories to implement JDCCP "machine actionability" criteria.
DCIG issues these materials as they are finalized. It also plans to publish an integrated set of guidance when all open issues have a forward implementation path defined.  View group activities here 

Defining the Future Commons Group
This group is connecting the many diverse communities driving the future of research communication.  The Future Commons Group will engage humanists, scientists, librarians, publishers and funders, to map the landscape of our local and networked expertise, with the goal of facilitating collaborations and knowledge sharing to build more effective models of scholarly communication.  A series of Future Commons community events are being designed to articulate and identify community specific goals, knowledge, and activities, which will feed into the landscape "inventory".  The products of each event will be widely shared and continuously curated.  

Future Commons Sessions will be presented at the following conferences:
Digital Library Federation Forum - October 27-29, 2014 - Atlanta, GA, USA
FORCE2015 - January 12-13, 2015 - Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
ARCS Conference - April 26 - 28, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA USA