(Veröffentlicht am 23.06.2022) The European Commission has presented a draft implementing regulation regarding the availability of public datasets.  As part of a feedback process, the sections Ethical, Legal & Social Aspects (ELSA), Common Infrastructures (infra) and (Meta)data, Terminologies and Provenance (meta) commented on the EU draft. The statement is the first that several sections have jointly drafted.The Open Data Implementing Regulation aims to make publicly funded information more discoverable in order to promote innovation and new technical possibilities, e.g. in the field of artificial intelligence. Accordingly, the Open Data draft includes a list of high-quality datasets that are in the public domain and offer many opportunities for knowledge generation for society, business and academia. NFDI welcomes the Open Data draft, although some aspects of the proposal need further clarification from NFDI’s point of view, e.g.
- The design of the definition around open data, machine readability or data structure, because machine readability in particular is an insufficient criterion for demarcation, as both structured and unstructured data can be machine readable.
- Accordingly, “high-value” data should be provided in structured form if possible and distinguished from unstructured data. Indispensable for the re-use and context creation of open data are linked data from multiple actors, so that they create traceability, transparency and interoperability of different data sets.
- The Annex clarifies the list of specific high-value datasets, with NFDI proposing further criteria for the publication of certain datasets, e.g. for meteorological, statistical and business datasets.
- Responsibilities for effective data access and provision need to be clarified so that there are contact points to ensure a smooth process. Here, the author team of NFDI has added a proposal for Art. 3 IV.
Task Force Evaluation and Reporting publishes white paper “Dealing with BLV goals as a basis for structural evaluation”
The NFDI Task Force for Evaluation and Reporting (TFER) does preparatory work for the interim reports of the consortia and the structural evaluation of NFDI. Members of the Task Force have written the white paper “Dealing with BLV targets as a basis for structural evaluation”.
We would like to invite you to look behind the surface of the online world with us. Under the title “Behind the Click”, Dutch artist and researcher Julia Janssen will visually explore topics such as Artificial Intelligence, the bias of algorithms and data profiling. The public evening lecture will take place as part of the first Conference on Research Data Infrastructure (CoRDI) on 12 September at 7.30 pm in the KIT Audimax.
The development of the NFDI portfolio for basic services is progressing with two further projects. The Consortia Assembly (KV) of the NFDI Association decided in its meeting on 7 July to fund two basic service applications.
In a one-year initialisation phase, a service for the NFDI-wide provision of persistent identifiers (such as DOI) as well as a service to support the description of data through uniform terminologies will be funded.