IEEE Big Data Governance and Metadata Management Workshop, Dr. Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor; Director, Metadata Research Center, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, presents an invited talk, entitled: Metadata Solutions and Data Sharing Licensing for Big Data. (March 20, 2018, Berlin Germany)
Abstract: Sharing data can provide tremendous mutual benefits for industry, researchers, and nonprofit organizations. Even so, legal conditions, local policies, and privacy concerns present significant challenges when seeking to share sensitive data. In fact, well-intentioned data sharing plans start out optimistically, but frequently fail due to prohibitive legal costs and, ultimately, protracted negotiations. Researchers at Drexel University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Brown University are addressing these challenges through an NSF Spoke Initiative “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing,” connected with the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEHDIH). This presentation will focus the project’s licensing model development, specifically the underlying metadata infrastructure. Attention will be given to the system ontology and metadata supported life-cycle features for sharing closed and not necessarily free data. I will also share about the DataHub prototype software platform that enforces data sharing conditions and restrictions and mints licenses and generates relevant metadata to ensuring data access and interpretation.