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The RIF-CS Advisory Board (RAB) was established to provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to influence changes to the RIF-CS schema.

Community expertise is vital to the development and improvement of the shared RIF-CS standard. RIF-CS is used:

  1. to exchange metadata about research collections and related information
  2. as the metadata standard for ARDC and its contributing partners to describe data descriptions in the research data commons.

Changes over time in the RIF-CS definition need to balance competing interests. On the one hand, there is value enriching the metadata but there is the cost and rework imposed on data providers by schema changes. Also ARDC wishes RIF-CS to maintain continued congruence with ISO 2146, the international standard on which RIF-CS is based.

RIF-CS Schema changes which are endorsed by the RIF-CS Advisory Board go through the ARDC Change Management Process.

ARDC calls for nominations for Board membership on an annual basis.

List of members are:

NoNameInstitutionMembership Comment
1Anne StevensonCSIROmember
2Conal TuohyIndependent Consultantmember
3Daniela NastasieUniversity of South Australiamember
4Dave ConnellAustralian Antarctic Divisionmember
5Gavan McCarthyUniversity of Melbournemember
6Irina BastrakovaGeoscience Australiamember
7Jingbo WangNational Computational Infrastructuremember
8Marianne BrowneJames Cook Universitymember
9Michelle TeisIndependent Consultantmember
10Neil GodfreyCharles Darwin Universitymember
11Nigel WardThe University of QueenslandChairperson
12Peter WalshUniversity of Tasmaniamember
13Simon PorterUniversity of Melbournemember
14Siddeswara GuruTERNmember
15Steve AndroulakisMonash Universitymember
16Adrian BurtonANDSmember
17Liz WoodsANDSobserver
18Cel PilapilANDSex-officio member; RIF-CS Change Manager

Discussion Papers

Minutes of the Meeting

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