Notes on APARSEN MegaMeeting Thursday 25 August 2011


  • Simon Lambert
  • Giannis Tsakonas
  • John Lindstrom
  • Sabine Schrimpf
  • Holger Brocks
  • Maaike Rietrae
  • Sharon McMeekin
  • Eefke Smit
  • Rene van Horik
  • Veronika Praendl-Zika
  • Panos Georgiou
  • Rudolf Mayer
  • Stephan Stroedl
  • Yannis Tzitzikas

Review of notes from previous meeting

Notes from the previous meeting were agreed as an accurate record.

Review of actions

All actions were covered under their respective work packages.

Please ensure you complete your actions by the dates specified.

Administrative Matters

  • Consortium Agreement: SL reminded everyone to check the latest version of the CA by 9th September.
  • Effort Reporting: Please continue to fill in your effort reports on the management web site.

Upcoming deliverables

SL noted that the internal deliverable ID3601 is notionally due at Month 8 though its associated work package does not start until Month 11. Simon and David will clarify this anomaly.

Work Packages

A number of WP leaders were absent so some WPs had no report.

WP11 - Common vision

SL noted that so far 14 partners have entered information on their research plans - which means there are still around 20 that have not done so. The next step will be to compile a full list and make a comparison and analysis of areas covered.

WP13 Coordination of common standards

WP14 - Common testing environments

WP15 - Internal workshops, symposia and events

RvH reported that he is continuing to plan for the face-to-face meeting coinciding with the Alliance conference in November.

WP16 - Common tools, software repository and marketplace

WP22 - Identifiers and citability

WP24 - Authenticity and Provenance

WP26 Annotation, reputation and data quality

Angela Schaefer reprted by email that responses are still awaited to the internal APARSEN survey on repositories and the available techniques for "annotation, reputation and data quality". The survey closes on 9th September.

WP33 - Peer review and 3rd party certification of repositories

Angela Schaefer reported by email that in September a start will be made on filling the outline of the report on "Peer review of Research Data in Scholarly Communication". Comments on the outline are welcome.

WP41 - External workshops symposia and events

JL said there was not much to report at this meeting. Collection of events is ongoing.

WP43 - Training courses

SMcM reported that the kick-off MegaMeeting for this WP has been set for 9th September at 10:00 (UK).

WP44 - External communications and awareness raising

This WP will have a kick-off MegaMeeting on 30th August at 10:00. VPZ invited John Lindstrom and Rene van Horik to join, and they agreed to do so.

WP45 Liaison with other stakeholders

There are some ongoing actions but Eefke and David have not yet been able to talk. Eefke explained that the objective is to work with the External Advisory Board to align with external stakeholders.

WP46 - International liaison

Any other topics

-- SimonLambert - 2011-08-25

Topic revision: r1 - 2011-08-25 - SimonLambert
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