Hilde reported that the Training Group of the DDI Alliance is organizing a training event in connection with EDDI 2021, the EDDI Training Fair. Program for the EDDI Training Fair can be found here.
2. Collaboration between the Scientific Board and the Working Groups, Committees and the scientific Community
Agree date for meeting with the Scientific Community
January 27th 2022 was agreed as date for a meeting with the Scientific Community.
Agree date for meeting with WG chairs
February 3rd 2022 was agreed as date for a quarterly meeting with the Working Group Chairs.
Collaboration between the Scientific Board and the Working Groups
A proposal by Ingo and Hilde that each Working Group should have a contact person from the Scientific Board to get feedback and support, also outside of a planned three months rhythm of regular meetings between SB, EB and WGs, was discussed at the meeting. The idea was strongly supported by everyone in the group.
The following was agreed at the meeting:
The purpose of the proposed contact is to give support the group and to follow up with the group regarding the Scientific Plan.
Purpose and role of the contact will be detailed and communicated to the Working Group (task of Ingo and Hilde).
Each committee and working group under the Scientific Board will have a contact person.
The contact person should be a voting member of the Scientific Board
The contact person should be external to the working group – not member.
The following SB members were agreeing to act as contacts for the following groups:
DCI Working Group
Paradata Working Group
SDTL Working Group
XKOS Working Group
3. W3C liaison
Achim presented a proposal to establish a simple W3C liaison with the DDI Alliance, with the aim is to coordinate activities – especially specification development - in the field of data description. A simple W3C liaison is an informal liaison. This kind of liaison is active as soon as both parties agree to make the information public (examples see the list of existing liaisons).
The Scientific Board sees this a great opportunity for collaboration between the W3C and the DDI Alliance, and approved of establishment of the liaison, with Achim as the contact on the DDI side.
The W3C contact will be a W3C fellow, involved in strategies on the topic of data interoperability as well as in specification development.
Achim and Ingo will liaise regarding this and will report to the Scientific Board and make a public announcement when everything is in place.
4. New Glossary Working Group under the Scientific Board
Dan Gillman and Arofan Gregory had sent in a proposal for a new Glossary Working Group under the Scientific Board to produce and maintain a DDI Glossary of terms and definitions used within the DDI standards community.
The Scientific Board agreed that. It is now an official working group of the DDI Alliance
Post meeting Ingo has written to the group chairs, and Jared has informed the Scientific Community about the new Working Group.
Dan Gillman will, as chair of the new WG, be invited to present the group at the next meeting of the Scientific Board on December 14th.