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Electronic Lab Notebooks in the Institutional RDM Ecology

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    James Wilson

    Collaborative Notes Link:
    1. Introductions (James Wilson) – 5 mins
    2. What we have learnt about Electronic Lab Notebooks / Electronic Research Notebooks from the RDARI survey (James Wilson) – 5-10 mins
    3. ELNs/ERNs at Institutions – Integrations and Architectures

    ‘Electronic Research Notebooks as a national service?’ – Alastair Downie (Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge)

    ‘A Place for ELNs in Laborartory Information Management Systems – a case study with expirmental microscope user facility ELNs at NIST’ – Gretchen Greene (NIST)

    ‘Chemotion-ELN: RDM for chemistry and related disciplines’ – Nicole Jung & Felix Bach (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

    ‘The Role of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks – An Industry Perspective’ – David Drake (Astra Zeneca)

    4. Group discussion and questions to speakers
    5. Summing up, topics to cover in future sessions, new IG chairs (Keith Russell) – 5 mins

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    FAIR Data Maturity Model WG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Research Data Management in Engineering IG

    Group chair serving as contact person
    James Wilson

    Meeting objectives
    This meeting of the Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions IG will consider the place of Electronic Lab Notebooks (or, more broadly, Electronic Research Notebooks) in universities, other research institutions, and in relation to their industry partners. 
    What role do ELN’s play in the context of institutional infrastructure? How are they connected to other parts of that infrastructure? How should they be connected with other parts of that infrastructure? What benefits would that bring? What is the role of ELNs more broadly? Should we think of ELNs as specific to particular disciplines or narrowly-focused research institutes, or can Electronic Research Notebooks cover the full range of subjects covered by generalist universities? What are the blockers and obstacles to institutional adoption of ELNs? What role do ELNs have in making data FAIR or improving research reproducibility? 
    The 2019 RDARI Survey suggests that about 20% of universities already offer some sort of the ELN service, with another 15% reporting that one was in development. Other institutions are considering whether it is worthwhile offering such a service at the institutional level, the faculty level, or whether individual research groups should just be left to their own devices (and budgets). With many groups considering making the switch from paper notebooks to using ELNs in order to more easily share their data and processes between colleagues during Covid-19 lockdowns and under physical travel and working restrictions, now is the perfect time to consider how ELNs fit into institutional RDM architectures.

    Could pre-record if easier? We haven’t yet confirmed all speakers, so some might have difficulties with a live presentation depending on time zones

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 3, Breakout 5, Breakout 7

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