Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-GI General Geosciences, Information Geosciences & Simulations

[M-GI23] Open Science as a New Paradigm: Research Data Sharing, Infrastructure, Scientific Communications, and Beyond

Wed. May 23, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yasuhiro Murayama(Strategic Program Produce Office, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Yasuhisa Kondo(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Baptiste Cecconi(LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research University, 共同), Sean Toczko(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chairperson:Cecconi Baptiste(LESIA - Observatoire de Paris), Toczko Sean(JAMSTEC)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

[MGI23-05] Our approach to Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements

*Hiroko Kinutani1, Asanobu Kitamoto2,3, Yasuyuki Minamiyama6, Kazuhiro Hayashi7, Yasuhiro Murayama4,5 (1.Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, Natl. Inst. of Informatics, 3.Center for Open Data In the Humanities, Research Organization of Information and Systems, 4.ICSU-World Data System Scientific Committee ex officio, 5.Natl. Inst. of Info. and Communications Technology (NICT), 6.Natil. Inst. of Polar Research, 7.Natl. Inst. of Science and Technology Policy)

Keywords:Open Science, Research Data Repository, Trustworthy

In the international Open Science trend, discussion toward publishing research data is getting active in Japan, especially in the context of research data supported by public funding. On the other hand, limited number of institutions and research areas in Japan maintain internationally recognized platforms for research data preservation and services.

For the sustainable and stable data publication, a trustworthy data repository, or a data repository recognized to be trustworthy by stakeholders must be established. It is widely accepted that a condition to be recognized as trustworthy is to acquire a commonly/internationally accepted certification, but as of February 2017, only four data repositories in Japan have acquired international certification (such as World Data System Certification). We believe that Japanese research communities need to step forward to participate in this international action for better data preservation and services.

In December 2017, we have held a workshop titled "Workshop on Practical Information Sharing on CoreTrustSeal Certification" to discuss and to understand CoreTrustSeal (CTS) Certification Requirements and interpretation of the CTS requirements, taking five trial self-assessment examples made by experts of participating data repositories. Discussion about certification has been extended in RDUF (Research Data Utilization Forum) subcommittee "Networking of stakeholders of subject research data repositories," which was established in 2017 as a community of experts involved in research data repositories in Japan.

The CTS Requirements consist of background information, Organization Infrastructure, Digital Object Management, and Technology, of a repository. Each Requirement in the Catalogue is accompanied by guidance text to assist an applicant in providing sufficient evidence. We have found, however, that these abstract requirement sentences are sometimes misleading for Japanese repository experts to complete CTS self-assessment of their own data repository, even with reference to the CTS extended guideline. Our goal is to understand the reality of operation and environment of data repositories under Japan's legislative and cultural systems, and create explanatory documents that better connect the reality of Japanese experts and the spirit of CTS self-assessment.

We will introduce our activities of meetings and investigation for understanding CTS. This is an important step toward obtaining internationally-recognized trustworthiness of their data repositories.