C4. Research data provenance

Modelling and simulation are now very sophisticated and complex meaning that, if results from them are to truly be scientific results – transparently produced and testable through reproducibility – then significant effort must be placed in explicit data management and process reporting. If scientific results need to be shared then the methods of data management and process reporting for them need to be standardised so that they are widely understood. The term ‘provenance’ means the lineage of things and, in the context of research data, it is the area of research into the representation, distribution, storage and use of scientific data’s lineage information. This session invites papers on the application of provenance tools to scientific processes, provenance representation, provenance data use, data management for provenance and organisational responses to provenance challenges.