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Meetings:

Date Type of meeting Title / Speaker Notes Slides Recordings
2021, September 23 Working meeting

Charter FAIR Digital Object Fabric

Agenda vP18

Collaborative notes  Slides  
2021, August 26 Project share Using CSTR identifier to share the data
Presenter: Xiaolei Xia, CNIC, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2021, July 22 Project share InstDB: Making Data FAIR for an Institute
Presenter: Xin Chen, Computer Network and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2021, June 24 Project share Exploring the FAIR Digital Object Framework within Materials Science and Engineering
Presenter: Zachary Trautt, NIST
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2021, May 27 Project share A FAIR Digital Object Ecosystem Testbed
Presenters: 
Andreas Pfeil, Thomas Jejkal, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2021, April 22 Plenary session Plenary 17: Digital Objects and Linked Data Collaborative notes

Slides introduction Rob

Slides DOIP Larry

Pre-Recording FDOF Luiz

recording
2021, March 25 Working meeting

Plenary 17: Agenda

Collecting topics for the next project shares

Collaborative notes    
2021, February 25 Project share RO-Crate: A framework for packaging research products into FAIR Research Objects
Presenters: 
Carole Goble, The University of Manchester & ELIXIR-UK;
Stian Soiland-Reyes, The University of Manchester, The University of Amsterdam & BioExcel
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2021, January 28 Project share Canonical Workflow Framework for Research (CWFR)
Presenter: Peter Wittenburg, Senior Advisor Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Germany
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2020, November 26, December 24: no meetings          
2020, November 12, 5:00 - 6:30 PM UTC | Breakout 7 Plenary Meeting IG - Data Fabric: FAIR Digital Object Landscape Collaborative notes   recording
2020, October 22 Project share FAIR Digital Object and RDA output incorporation in DiSSCo design
Presenter: Sharif Islam, Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) representing DiSSCo Technical Team 
Collaborative notes Slides mp4
2020, September 24 Working meeting Preparation vP16 Collaborative notes    
2020, August 27 Project Share How to use the Data Type Registry? 
Presenter: Ulrich Schwardmann
Collaborative notes

Slides
Demo slides

mp4
2020, July 23 Working meeting Plenary 16: Call for sessions;
list of technical topics for the next monthly meeting(s);
Report of the EOSC Architecture WG's PID task force
Collaborative notes Slides  
2020, June 25 Project Share FAIR Science Gateways – An RDA Adoption Story
Presenter: Rob Quick, 
rquick@iu.edu, Indiana University
Collaborative notes Slides SEAgrid mp4
2020, May 28 Working meeting   Notes Slides  

 

Future topics:

  • List of technical topics “System/service architecture implications of FDOF/DOIP implementations“, Report of the EOSC Architecture WG's PID task force
  • FAIR DO impementation reports

 

Project Share: 2021, July 22

InstDB: Making Data FAIR for an Institute
Presenter: Xin Chen, Computer Network and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences has been developing a network of scientific data centers since 2019. There is a general center, 18 disciplinary centers and some institutional centers. And the main resposibility of an institutional center is to archive data and to help researchers manage and publish their data to meet the requirements of both the funders and the publishers.

To achieve this, we've developed an institutional data repository software called InstDB. It consists of two main parts: a collaborative data management tool and a data publishing tool.  Both the two parts provide general interfaces to  interoperate with other institutes and other repositories. This interoperability is based on some common components of CAS data infrastructure, including PID system, metadata registries, and etc. The InstDB is also a part of CAS data infrastructure and will contribute to the operation of the CAS data center network.

 

 

 

Project Share: 2021, June 24

Exploring the FAIR Digital Object Framework within Materials Science and Engineering
Presenter: Zachary Trautt, NIST

With the increasing use of data-driven methodologies, concerns around data discovery, data access, and data interoperability have come to the forefront. Beginning in 2019, communities have convened to work towards convergence of three complementary visions: (1) Digital Object Architecture, (2) Linked Data and Semantic Web, (3) FAIR Data Principles. This convergence has formed the emerging FAIR Digital Object Framework. This talk will summarize recent efforts to explore how the materials science and engineering community can leverage these developments. These early efforts have emphasized development of Digital Object Types for typical materials synthesis and characterization activities and how those Types can harness common semantic web technologies.
 

 

Project Share: 2021, May 27

A FAIR Digital Object Ecosystem Testbed
Presenters:

Andreas Pfeil, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Thomas Jejkal, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 

This talk introduces a testbed [1] for creating and managing FAIR Digital Objects. The testbed has been developed in the context of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) Platform [2], which is a long-term activity with the goal to unify metadata management in the Helmholtz Association [3] of German research centres. To achieve this goal, FAIR Digital Objects have been identified as potential commonality between all research fields of the Helmholtz Association. This assumption has now to be proven by implementing the concept of FAIR DOs for different application cases. The testbed integrates an ecosystem of technical services to demonstrate their interplay and to realize generic FAIR use cases.
It is designed in such a way that it is easy to set up and runs on everyday computers. Currently, the testbed enables PID creation, PID record management and validation using a PIT service implementation following the RDA PID Information Types (PIT) Working Group Recommendations [4], and a Data Type Registry provided by the ePIC consortium and hosted at GWDG in Göttingen [5]. It also features automated indexing of PID records as proof-of-concept and provides an implementation of the Collection API specification, which was published by the corresponding RDA Research Data Collections Working Group [6].
 
[1] https://github.com/kit-data-manager/testbed4inf
[2] https://helmholtz-metadaten.de/en
[3] https://www.helmholtz.de/
[4] https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/pid-information-types-wg/outcomes/pid-...
[5] http://dtr-test.pidconsortium.eu/#urls/intro.html
[6] https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/research-data-collections-wg.html

 

 

Project Share: 2021, February 25

RO-Crate:  A framework for packaging research products into FAIR Research Objects 
Presenters:
Carole Goble, The University of Manchester & ELIXIR-UK
Stian Soiland-Reyes, The University of Manchester, The University of Amsterdam & BioExcel

RO-Crate is a community effort to establish a lightweight approach to packaging research products (data, scripts, methods and so on) together and with their metadata.
At its heart RO-Crate is a practical way to aggregate files and/or any URI-addressable content, with contextual information to aid decisions about re-use. It uses off the shelf and developer familiar web technologies that make it machine and human readable and search engine friendly. This small step is a springboard to Digital Object exchange, access, preservation and reproducibility.
We will briefly present the motivation and approach of RO-Crate and give examples from cultural heritage and biosciences.
We will also present our preliminary investigations in using RO-Crate as a means of implementing FAIR Digital Objects as defined by the FDOF for the Natural History Digital Specimen Objects in the EU Synthesys+ project for the DISSCo ESFRI of Natural History digital collections.
http://www.researchobject.org/ro-crate/

 

 

Project Share: 2021, January 28

Canonical Workflow Framework for Research (CWFR) 
Presenter: Peter Wittenburg, Senior Advisor Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Germany

Deep insights into about 75 research infrastructure projects showed that the difference between policy statements (Open Science, FAIR Data) and the practices in the Data Labs is huge. Researchers are hesitating to change practices since they are missing clear directions and tools. One of the conclusions was that there are many recurring workflow fragments across departments and disciplines but that almost no one is using workflow frameworks to optimise their work despite years of development of technological frameworks ranging from early attempts such as BPEL up to recent developments such as Jupyter and Galaxy. With CWFR we want to address the question what is missing to convince researchers to adopt automatic workflows which then could also help to make their work FAIR compliant by using FAIR Digital Objects without being confronted with technicalities.

 

Project Share: 2020, October 22 

Fair Digital Object and RDA output incorporation in DiSSCo's design 
Presenter: Sharif Islam, Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) representing DiSSCo Technical Team 

This talk will provide an overview of the architectural design of DiSSCo (Distributed System of Scientific Collections) by focusing on the adoption of FAIR Digital Object as the basis of its planned data infrastructure. The talk will also highlight the incorporation of outputs from several RDA interest and working groups in the design decision and lessons learnt in this process.

 

Project Share: 2020, August 27

How to use the Data Type Registry? 
Presenter: Ulrich Schwardmann, Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG)

For FAIRness it is crucial to provide a metadata description of digital objects and in order to overcome the highly inefficient current way of data handling. This description should be understandable also by machines. Data Type Registries (DTRs) are used to define such metadata elements, called data types, and it turned out that for this also a formal framework is necessary that exactly describes dependencies between types. Additional aspects are that these descriptions can be made be available already at the reference level as PID information types and that there is a strong relation between types for digital objects and linked data. For machine actionability it is also crucial to describe in so-called profiles, which data types should be provided for DOs in a certain context. It turns out that such profiles, whereas semantically different, are syntactically very similar to derived data types.

 

Project Share: 2020, June 25

FAIR Science Gateways – An RDA Adoption Story
Presenter: Rob Quick, rquick@iu.edu, Indiana University

Recently the SEAGrid science gateway was integrated with ERPID services. This allowed the virtual research environment to leverage PID, typing, and protocol services which are core to the Digital Object Architecture and FAIR principles. This presentation will demo the integrated SEAGrid portal and discuss the implementation details.
 
Related websites:
https://rpid.seagrid.org
https://rpidproject.github.io/rpid/