Increasing Impact of RDA in the Life Sciences

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28 Nov 2019
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Meeting objectives: 


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  • Outline ongoing activities of the ELIXIR Life Sciences community that relate to RDA
  • Investigate potential WG outputs that could be adopted by the Life Sciences community (or be transformed to best practices)

  • Explore the future activities of the group (Task Forces or WGs)

Meeting agenda: 

0:00 Session intro

0:05 Fotis Psomopoulos: Update from the Bioinformatics Ambassador in RDA

0:15 ELIXIR update

0:25 NIH "Data Science" update

0:35 Andrew Lonie/Jeff Christiansen: Updates from Australian Biocommons and perspectives for common issues that can be raised in RDA

0:45 Discussion: Overview of standards-bodies in Life Sciences, and their interactions with the local initiatives: EJP-RD, GA4GH, …. 

1:00 Intro to discussions about this group’s future going on in ELIXIR: gather input from the attendees [mentimeter?]

1:15 Scan the audience for ideas for WG that could be spun out from this IG in order to increase impact.

1:30 End


Target Audience: 

Life scientists active in RDA


Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The ELIXIR Bridging Force IG bridges the activities of the ELIXIR “Data For Life” research infrastructure in Europe with the activities of RDA in two directions: bringing in expertise gained in European bioinformatics into RDA, and bringing RDA experience to the benefit of the European Life Science researchers. The ELIXIR Bridging Force IG was one of the first discipline specific IGs of the RDA.


Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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