Enabling FAIR Data - Community Next Steps and Future Work - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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02 July 2018 491 reads

BoF meeting title

Enabling FAIR Data - Community Next Steps and Future Work

Collaborative session notes:


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

The Enabling FAIR Data project includes a coalition of leading publishers, repositories, and infrastructure in the Earth, space, and environmental sciences, led by the American Geophysical Union. The project moves into the implementation phase starting September 2018. This meeting will explore what the next steps are for the community and possible future work to consider using existing RDA Interest Groups and Working Groups.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

AGU Data Position Statement: https://sciencepolicy.agu.org/files/2013/07/AGU-Data-Position-Statement-...

Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oi3yaYylFWD177Lo_YpqzYlda9T1-ZFtgIjH...

Article describing the Enabling FAIR Data Project:

Outcome of the initial Stakeholder Meeting from Nov 16-17, 2017:

Meeting objectives

  1. Provide an update on the Enabling FAIR Data Project
  2. Share the outcomes of the Enabling FAIR Data Project and how they can be utilized by other efforts.
  3. Discuss with the participants possible next steps for the community or related communities in making data open and FAIR.
  4. Discuss specific stakeholder needs in expanding the work of open and FAIR data internationally.

Meeting agenda

1. 0-10 Mins: Introduction and tour de table.
2. 10-15 Mins; Review the current status of the Enabling FAIR Data Project and Implementation.
3. 15-45 Mins; Provide project outcomes of the Enabling FAIR Data Project and how they can be utilized by other efforts.
Provide opportunities for those from the audience to contribute
4. 45-70 minutes: Review potential next steps and collaboration opportunities and prioritize.
TBD - Discuss collaboration opportunities with Earth, space, and environmental science IG
TBD - Discuss collaboration with Sharing Reward and Credit IG and Data Usage Metrics (MakeDataCount)
TBD - Any other potential collaboration opportunities that the audience is aware of?
5. 70-85 Minutes: Discuss deliberate actions needed to coordinate efforts, determine dependencies, and possible efforts to fill gaps, in particular with other RDA groups.
85-90 Minutes: Wrap up and next steps.


The target audience includes those both familiar and new to the Enabling FAIR Data project. Anyone interested in the challenges of open and FAIR data are welcome to participate. No preparing required.

Group chair serving as contact person: Shelley Stall

Type of meeting: Working meeting