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Wednesday, July 22 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Challenges of Consistently Curating and Representing FAIR Dataset Quality Information - IQC/BSC Pre-ESIP Workshop Report Out

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Curating standards-based and consistent quality descriptive information at the dataset level is fundamental for helping establish the credibility and trustworthiness of individual datasets and for providing sufficient guidance for users to address their specific needs, including machine learning. However, there are currently no community standards or guidelines on how to consistently curate and represent the dataset quality information that is machine- and human-readable.

ESIP Information Quality Cluster (IQC) and the Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) Team of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have co-organized a pre-ESIP workshop to bring together national and international subject matter experts (SMEs) on dataset quality to kick off the development of community guidelines for consistently curating and representing dataset quality information that is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable, aka, FAIR.

Invited presentations are utilized to help attendees gauge the complexity and multi-dimensions of dataset quality information as well as allow them to learn challenges and approaches of different domains in curating and representing the quality information through the full dataset life cycle. This Pre-ESIP workshop will boost progression of internationally endorsed methods and good practices for consistently curating and representing data quality information to end users.

We will report out the outcomes from this Pre-ESIP workshop to the ESIP community, focusing on the challenges. Additional presentations from the workshop attendees are also planned.


- Welcome & Roll Call
- Fun facts about the Pre-ESIP workshop
- Presentations (title, presenter, affiliation)
-- Production of quality information at the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), Marie Drevillon, Mercator Ocean International
-- National Climate Assessment Metadata Management, Sarah Champion, North Carolina State University
-- Interpreting and Applying the FAIR Principle Checks, Sophie Hou, Apogee Engineering/USGS
- Outcomes of the Pre-ESIP workshop
- Discussion

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  • Guidelines should be created via an iterative process and with the feedback loop between funders, data producers, data users, and data managers.
  • We should produce guidance that is applicable across Earth and environmental science disciplines, with use cases - an actionable document instead of theoretical.
  • We need to think about facilitating long-term applicability, usability, understandability, and sustainability of such community guidelines.


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Robert R. Downs

Senior Digital Archivist, Columbia University
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →
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Hampapuram K. Ramapriyan

Research Scientist, Subject Matter Expert, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
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Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CISESS/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management

Sophie Hou

Data & Usability Analyst, Apogee Engineering/USGS
user-centered design (UI/UX) and data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, and trusted repositories.
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David F. Moroni

Applied Sciences System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
I am a Senior Applied Science Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), former Data Publication team lead (2018-2021) for the PO.DAAC Project, Systems Engineer for the MAAP-AWS-HEC task, Applied Science Systems Engineer for the MAIA Early Adopters, and co-Investigator... Read More →
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Yaxing Wei

Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Ivana Ivanova

Curtin University
few keywords describing my research interests: spatial data quality, fitness for use, metadata, standards, provenance
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Sarah Champion

Research Scholar/Data Architect, North Carolina State University
As the Data Architect for NOAA's Technical Support Unit (TSU) for the National Climate Assessment (NCA), I am responsible for the NCA's compliance with the Information Quality Act (IQA) (data transparency and accessibility), Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs) (reproducibility... Read More →

Carlo Lacagnina

Barcelona Supercomputing Center
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Marie Drevillon

product quality manager, Mercator Ocean International
Since 2009, I am responsible for the verification of ocean analyses and forecasts at Mercator Ocean. I also contribute to the coordination of scientific validation activities within the European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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