status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Jeff Christiansen, Nicola Mulder, Susan Gregurick, Wolmar Nyberg Åkerström, Elisha Wood-Charlson

Group Email: [group_email]

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Please note this group has transitioned from the previous ELIXIR Bridging Force IG.

 

The life sciences are becoming increasingly data intensive, owing much to the huge improvements seen in large-scale gene sequencing and other molecular “omics” techniques. There is a need for large-scale sustainable and interoperable data management and storage methods that allow secure and easy access to and reuse of these highly complex data. Simultaneously, as omics-focussed life science research projects increasingly depend on more than one type of measurement, there is a widely felt need for the ability to integrate different data types. Phenotyping, bioimaging and biosample management can all be considered part of life science data, and omics-focussed life science data systems will need to interoperate with these. Different and diverse sectors of the life sciences, such as health, food production, bioindustry and the environment experience similar issues. Interoperability between different research domains is thus a necessary condition to allow for the emergence of cross-disciplinary data. It is no surprise that the life sciences gave birth to the FAIR principles.

The Life Science Data Infrastructures Interest Group is formed to serve as a bridge between life science data infrastructures in different regions of the world and relevant RDA Interest Groups, including both specific subtopics of the life sciences such as agricultural data, marine data, structural biology, toxicogenomics, as well as generic topics that can/should be applied in the life sciences such as big data analysis, federated identity management, and data publishing.

The IG aspires to have meaningful representation from diverse geographical regions including North and South America, the EU, UK and Eastern Europe; Africa, Asia and Oceania; and will actively seek participation from under-represented groups and the global South. The IG also aims for fair gender representation and inclusivity in all its activities.

 

Posts

14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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25
March
2022

Subject: RDA Plenary 19 as a part of IDW 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the ELIXIR Bridging Force IG, The review of your session application for the RDA Plenary 19 (P19) is complete and your application titled Life Science Data worldwide has been accepted. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Congratulations! We have some feedback and requests for you to take into consideration while preparing your session: Please include the specific participating infrastructures that have been invited which will also meet the requirements outlined in the TAB review of the Charter.
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04
March
2022

P19 session proposals submissions

by Irina Hope

Dear group members,  Thank you for submitting your session proposal for the Plenary 19 titled ‘Life Science Data worldwide’.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway. Notifications of sessions acceptance will be sent out by Thursday, 24th March.  Please contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your submission.   Kind regards,  RDA Secretariat 
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04
January
2022

New Charter for RDA "Life Science Data Infrastructures IG"

by Rob Hooft

Dear all, Already a while ago, based on TAB suggestions, we started the inititative to turn the RDA ELIXIR Bridging Force IG into a Life Science Data Infrastructures IG that also represents life science data infrastructures from other geographical regions. I have now refreshed the proposed charter text and would like you input.
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14
October
2021

Webinar designed for RDA Group participants

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello - My apologies for cross-posting. We wanted to be sure RDA group Chairs and group members received this information about an upcoming webinar specifically designed to provide tips and strategies for promoting project outputs. This webinar is designed for RDA Working and Interest Group Members, but anyone interested in this topic is also invited and welcome to attend. Please register and attend "How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs " webinar on 21 Oct 2021 - 15:00 UTC presented by Jennifer Gibson. Register here.
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18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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23
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Biodiversity Data Integration IG Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Integration and linking between Biodiversity and Life science data - towards a shared global knowledge graph has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Biodiversity Data Integration IG and ELIXIR Bridging Force IG members,    Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Integration and linking between Biodiversity and Life science data - towards a shared global knowledge graph’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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