Friday, October 26, 2012

NSF Data Curation Workshop Report

Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science Final Report: Invitational Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation September 10-­11, 2012 Arlington, VA USA.
The National Science Foundation sponsored a workshop on September 10 and 11, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia on “Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science.” Individuals from government, academic and industry settings gathered to discuss issues, strategies and priorities for ensuring quality in collections of data. This workshop aimed to define data quality research issues and potential solutions. The workshop objectives were organized into four clusters: (1) data quality criteria and contexts, (2) human and institutional factors, (3) tools for effective and painless curation, and (4) metrics for data quality.

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