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Digital twins supporting data-driven science through optimal data management and sharing

13 FEB 2024

Collaborative session notes

Submitted by Timea Biro

Meeting objectives: 

This initial BoF meeting is focused on a scoping exercise looking closely at the benefits and data challenges brought forward by emerging digital twin efforts. 

The BoF aims to introduce the wider topic of digital twins, exploring different dimensions of digital twins from data-driven science and policy making to data challenges including best practices and standards for ingestion and harmonisation, building data pipelines, FAIRification and data quality. 

The discussions will aim to help identify gaps and opportunities, and shed light on the stakeholders involved and incentives, furthermore it will pave the way for a future RDA Digital Twins group

Meeting agenda: 

Type of Meeting: 

Working meeting

Short introduction describing any previous activities: 

Multiple digital twin projects have emerged over the recent years, focusing on diverse domains from Earth Sciences and adaptation to climate change, to health and life sciences, to engineering. An alignment in terms of approaches and also common understanding aromd the data related challenges can help make the most of these efforts while building on the experince and expertise of the research data community. 

BoF applicant serving as contact person: 

Timea Biro

Meeting presenters: 

Facilitators: Timea Biro, Alexandra Kokkinaki, Mark Leggott

Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 

Science communication for research data

Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 

Global Open Research Commons IG

Applicable Pathways: 

Data Infrastructures – Organisational to Environments

Discipline Focused Data Issues

Driven by RDA Organisational Member: 

Driven by RDA Organisational Member

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