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Tools and Methods working towards the FAIR Facility

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    Brian Matthews

    Approaches to Implementing FAIR Data in Facilities Internationally – 35 mins
    1. A FAIR data toolkit for European PaN RIs –  Brian Matthews (STFC)  – 5 mins
    2. FAIR adoption in US laboratories – Line Pouchard (BNL), Jon Taylor (SNS) – 20 mins
    3. RDM strategies for photon and neutron facilities in Germany – Markus Kubin (HZB) – 10 mins
    Tools to support FAIR Data in Facilities – 25 mins
    1.     Data Management Plans within facilities processes –  Heike Görzig (HZB)
    2.     FAIR vocabularies  – Steve Collins (Diamond Light Source)/Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran (STFC)
    3.     PIDs for Scientific Data: Applications in Synchrotron and FEL Facilities – Andrei Vukolov (Elettra)
    Future activities of PaN community on FAIR practices – 15 mins
    1. Building on the ExPaNDS, PaNOSC and EOSC-Future projects in OSCARS –   Patrick Fuhrmann/Sophie Servan (DESY)
    2. The work of LEAPS Working Group 3 and developing an international MoU on RDM –  Majid Ounsy (Soleil)
    Discussion on Future IG activities – 15 mins

    Applicable Pathways
    FAIR, CARE, TRUST – Adoption, Implementation, and Deployment, Data Infrastructures and Environments – Regional or Disciplinary, Discipline Focused Data Issues

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    Chemistry Research Data IG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The Research Data Needs of the Photon and Neutron Science Community Interest Group focuses on data related issues of science applications associated with large scale source facilities, including: synchrotron x-ray sources, free-electron laser x-ray sources, reactor and spallation neutron sources, muon sources, large electron microscope, NMR and high-powered laser facilities, which are used typically for investigations into the structure of matter at micro or nano scale.  
    These facilities are characterised by a central facility providing access to scarce and specialised instruments which are typically beyond the means of single research groups, and are thus shared and used by many research teams to conduct experiments.  These experiments come from a wide range of disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, biology, metallurgy, engineering, materials science, palaeontology and archaeology. The user communities are rather heterogeneous, volatile and globally distributed. Issues to be tackled are hence bound to be global and interdisciplinary requiring a decent level of standardization and interoperability. 

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    Meeting objectives
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    FAIR data has been rising on the agenda for Photon and Neutron Facilities over the last 10 years, with significant advances being made on the systematic generation and management of data to be FAIR-ly available to encourage its use and reuse.  FAIR and open data has become a higher priority for facilities to allow its users to better analyse their own experimental data that is becoming ever larger and more complex, to enable the reproducibility of results, and to potentially open facilities data archives for reuse and reanalysis to support new discoveries, using for example, Machine Leaning.
    European Photon and Neutron Facilities have been engaged in two significant joint projects: PaNOSC and ExPaNDS; these have finished recently and have developed a toolkit of practical guidance and tools that facilities can use to evolve their systems and processes to deliver FAIR data as it leaves the facility.   The toolkit covers areas which are of general interest to the RDA community including:

    Defining data policy for a data generating institution that supports FAIR data where appropriate.

    Defining and sharing a framework of metadata standards for annotating data generated within facilities, relying on existing metadata standards when available.

    Tools, methods, and processes for managing experimental data

    Adoption of suitable Persistent Identifiers for the entities involved in PaN research.

    The role of Data Management Planning in facilities

    Applying FAIR Data Assessment to  Photon and Neutron Facilities.

    In this session, we would like to discuss this FAIR toolkit and share it with the wider RDA community, comparing with similar efforts in facilities around the world. The toolkit is an evolving body of knowledge, so we would like to discuss how we might further its adoption and continue to develop it within future programmes. Future developments might include developing parts of the toolkit into an RDA recommendation.  The IG meeting will discuss this and identify suitable opportunities.

    Please indicate at least (3) three breakout slots that would suit your meeting.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 3, Breakout 6

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