Committee on Data (CommDat)
- Public discussion forum
- Workshop at ECM-32, Vienna: August 18 2019
- Crystallographic Information Fiesta 2019, Naples: August 29 - September 3, 2019
- Workshop on When should small molecule crystallographers publish raw diffraction data? at IUCr XXV, Prague: August 22 2020
- Workshop on MX raw image data and metadata, formats and validation at IUCr XXV, Prague: August 22 2020
The Committee on Data was established by the IUCr Executive Committee at its meeting in Denver in July 2016. The Committee on Data (CommDat) will work with the IUCr’s Commissions, including the Commission on Journals, having a coordinating and advisory role regarding data. CommDat will report directly to the IUCr’s Executive Committee and will subsume the functions of the Diffraction Data Deposition Working Group, which will cease to exist as a separate entity from the time of the IUCr Congress in Hyderabad in August 2017, and will continue the data-related interests of the now discontinued Committee on Crystallographic Databases and of the Committee on Electronic, Publishing, Dissemination and Storage of Information. It will exist alongside, and have a formal relationship with, the Committee for the Maintenance of the CIF Standard (COMCIFS), which will continue with its technical brief to manage the CIF standard, at least during the current period of active development of the CIF specification and dictionaries.