[Duraspace] Data Type Registries: A Research Data Alliance Working Group

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 10:50:42 SAST 2014

Automated processing of large amounts of scientific data, especially across
domains, requires that the data can be selected and parsed without human
intervention. Precise characterization of that data, as in typing, is
needed once the processing goes beyond the realm of domain specific or
local research group assumptions. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Data
Type Registries Working Group (DTR-WG) was assembled to address this issue
through the creation of a Data Type Registry methodology, data model, and
prototype. The WG was approved by the RDA Council during March of 2013 and
will complete its work in mid-2014, in between the third and fourth RDA

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