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:
- to exchange metadata about research collections and related information
- 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:
|2||Conal Tuohy||Independent Consultant||member|
|3||Daniela Nastasie||University of South Australia||member|
|4||Dave Connell||Australian Antarctic Division||member|
|5||Gavan McCarthy||University of Melbourne||member|
|6||Irina Bastrakova||Geoscience Australia||member|
|7||Jingbo Wang||National Computational Infrastructure||member|
|8||Marianne Browne||James Cook University||member|
|9||Michelle Teis||Independent Consultant||member|
|10||Neil Godfrey||Charles Darwin University||member|
|11||Nigel Ward||The University of Queensland||Chairperson|
|12||Peter Walsh||University of Tasmania||member|
|13||Simon Porter||University of Melbourne||member|
|15||Steve Androulakis||Monash University||member|
|18||Cel Pilapil||ANDS||ex-officio member; RIF-CS Change Manager|