Australian and New Zealand
Data Quality
Interest Group

About

This Australian Data Quality Interest Group provides a forum for Australian/New Zealand researchers, data providers, repository operators and data consumers to discuss challenges and strategies for meeting data quality standards and procedures. The group closely collaborates with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Information Quality Cluster and the Data Quality Domain Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

Open for review!!

A white paper of community guidelines for enabling sharing DQI by making it FAIR, i.e., findable, accessible, interoperable, and (re)usable for both machine and human end users, has been developed and open for review at: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/xsu4p


A Google Form that facilitates anonymous comment collection can be accessed: here (also https://forms.gle/3sAnW3B3Jxn5ZMig9), which will be available until Friday June 4, 2021.



Join the group

The Group is facilitated by Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and open to anyone interested in data quality. The group's mailing list is used to communicate between members and also to invite you to meetings. When you join this group you agree to act in accordance with this Code of conduct
Information you submit will be treated in line with the ARDC Privacy Policy

Please contact Mingfang Wu or Catherine Brady to join the group's mailing list.

What is meant by data quality?

It is widely accepted that data is considered to have sufficient quality if it is “fit for intended uses”. What does “fit-for-use” mean to data consumers?

Experience shows that consumers deem data fit for use when:

  • they are readily findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (i.e. FAIR),

  • they come from a transparent and sustainable source, and

  • when they represent and attribute the whole community involved in producing, curating and using the data.

Connections to other groups

Through the work of its members, this group closely collaborates with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Information Quality Cluster and the Data Quality Domain Working Group at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Members of this group are instrumental in definition and revision of quality related standards at International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Wide Web consortium (W3C), and in definition of the best practice for curating information quality at the Research Data Alliance (RDA). Other relevant communities include the Australian Trusted Data Repositories - Community of Practice facilitated by ARDC, and two other, broader communities: Force 11, dealing with the future of research communication and eScholarship, and CODATA dealing with promoting global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research.