2017-04-05 RDA Structural Biology IG meeting Barcelona.

15 Mar 2017
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The RDA Structural Biology Interest Group will meet at 16:00 on 5th April, during the RDA 9th Plenary in Barcelona.
Since the first implementation of this IG, new archives for experimental data have been established, many more cryo electron microscopy facilities are being installed and projects using combined techniques have become significantly more common. The meeting will discuss the implications of these developments. In particular, we will evaluate the relationship between the newly implemented and the "traditional" data archives for structural biologists, and their different usage scenarios for individual laboratories and large-scale research infrastructures. We will also address data deposition to these archives in the context of the FAIR principles , and the corresponding implications for software developers and e-infrastructure providers. Finally, we will identify what is the status of the development of metadata for combined structural techiques, and what is the gap for their implementation in public data archives.
Meeting agenda
1. New archives for experimental data
2. Challenges arising from the resolution revolution in Electron Microscopy
3. Metadata for combined techniques
4. Next steps: feasible actions to improve data preservation and sharing
Chris Morris, STFC
John Helliwell, Emeritus Prof of Chemistry, University of Manchester.
Geerten Vuister, CCPN, Professor of Structural Biology, University of Leicester
Jose Maria Carazo, Head of Biocomputing Unit, National Centre for Biotechnology, CSIC
Sameer Velankar, Team Leader, Protein Data Bank in Europe, EBI
Antonio Rosato, CERM
The meeting will discuss and amend this draft, and if a consensus exist propose the amended document as an RDA output:
You are welcome to join the discussion at the meeting and/or comment on the draft.
There are more details here:
Lucia Banci, Chris Morris, Antonio Rosato
Chris Morris
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603689  Fax: +44 (0)1925 603634
Mobile: 07921-717915
Skype: chrishgmorris
STFC, Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD UK