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A major difficulty in any newly emerging field is the lack of a common vocabulary. Different communities may use the same terms in different ways. Misunderstandings make effective communication difficult in trans disciplinary working groups, and when producing documents that target multiple communities.

You are invited to review this PILOT for a new interactive Glossary containing 500+ draft terms and definitions to support collaborative work in the field of research data management.

The Glossary is meant to be a practical reference for individuals and working groups concerned with the improvement of research data management, and as a meeting place for further discussion and development of terms.

The aim is to create a stable and sustainably governed glossary of community accepted terms and definitions, and to keep it relevant by maintaining it as a ‘living document’ that is updated when necessary.

First released on August 17, 2015, the Glossary terms & definitions are in draft status until October 1st, 2015. The first update of the Glossary (corrections, additions, deletions, etc.) will occur during the first week of September, 2015.

We invite you to also participate in the continuing development of the Glossary by using the "Discussion" button found on the definition page for each of the terms.

This glossary, from the international Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) in partnership with Research Data Canada (RDC), is developed and maintained by RDC's Standards & Interoperability Committee. It is made publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution Only license (CC-BY).