The Wheat Interoperability Working Group (WG), within the Research Data Alliance (RDA) met during the RDA Third Plenary meeting held last week. The meeting discussed amongst other issues, the list of the deliverables to be developed in the context of the Wheat Interoperability Working Group, the data types to be taken into consideration, Wheat Interoperability Working Group users and the adoption of the agreed deliverables.The meeting was chaired by Esther Dzale Yeumo Kabore (INRA) and Richard Fulss (CIMMYT) and attended by 11 other members of the group.
A survey was proposed to get the feedback from the community - its design and piloting was discussed. The idea of a Cookbook was muted; the idea behind the cookbook is to provide data providers with modular options about publishing their data instead of forcing them to follow a specific methodology. Most importantly the meeting brainstormed on the funding for the working group's activities.
The full minutes of the meetings are available on the Wheat Interoperability Working Group page.