The Data Strand held an all-day remote co-located meeting on March 16 2020 at the Research Data Alliance Plenary 15.

The format of the meeting fell into two parts. The first part concentrated on the Digital and Data Object Management Plan (DDOMP) being developed for the project. This was ably led by Shelley Stall. The second part, led by Alison Specht, focused on planning the interaction between the Data Strand and the Synthesis Strand as informed by a survey of the Synthesis Strand members.


The DDOMP for the project falls under the guidelines of the Belmont Forum and will be among the first instances of its application. The participants considered a draft of the DDOMP that would be adopted by all of PARSEC. The DDOMP is planned to be the basis for future work on guidance in a manner that would apply to any research effort. We were reminded of the importance of the evaluation of data quality.

PARSEC strand interaction

The aim of this session was to plan how the Data Strand can best interact with the PARSEC Synthesis Team. Discussions started with a review of the responses to a survey (administered as each member joins the team), which was used to identify opportunities for training sessions or interventions. We decided that as each Synthesis Team member brings their disciplinary and skillset background to the team, we can focus on this as a starting point. The aim is therefore not only to aid PARSEC function but also, hopefully, empower general work practices.

Participants included: Shelley Stall (convenor), AGU, USA; Alison Specht (co-convenor) Uni Queensland, TERN, Australia; Edmond Chuc, TERN, Australia; Pedro Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa, Uni São Paulo, Brazil; Rorie Edmunds, ISC World Data System; Laurence Mabile, Uni Paul Sabatier III, Toulouse, France; Jeaneth Machicao, Uni São Paulo, Brazil; Guilherme Novaes, Uni São Paulo, Brazil; Margaret O’Brien, Uni Calif. Santa Barbara, EDI, LTER Network, USA; Lesley Wyborn, NCI, Aust. Nat. Uni., Australia.