status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Xin Chen, Rainer Stotzka, Robert Quick

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


The Data Fabric IG (DFIG) identified that working with data in the many scientific labs and most probably also in other areas such as industry and governance is highly inefficient and too costly. Excellent scientists working on date intensive science tasks are forced to spend about 75% of their time to manage, find, combine and curate data. What a waste of time and capacity. The DFIG is therefore looking at the data creation and consumption cycle to identify opportunities to optimize the work with data, to place current RDA activities in the overall landscape, to look what other rcommunities are doing in this area and to foster testing and adoption of RDA outputs. The goal of DFIG finally is to identify common components and define their characteristics and services that can be used across boundaries in such a way that they can be combined to solve a variety of data scenarios such as replicating data in federations, developing virtual research environments, and automating regular data management tasks. Much important work is being done on data publishing and citation, but DFIG believes that we need to start at early moments in the "Data Fabrics" in the labs to organize, document and manage data professionally if we want to meet the requirements of the coming decades.

  

DFIG is focusing on the data creation and consumption cycle as it happens daily in the scientific and industrial labs and on the identification of ways to make this work more efficiently and thus more cost-effective.

DFIG's goal is to identify common components and define their characteristics and services that can be used across boundaries in such a way that they can be combined to solve a variety of data scenarios.

Throughout its existence, DFIG has shepherded multiple spin-off groups into existence, dealing with specific aspects of the cycle and components involved, particularly regarding Persistent Idenfiers (PIDs), their relevance and applicability to address data referencing and management issues. These efforts have brought forth a new understanding which is summarized in an overview document here.

The group is currently reassessing the overall landscape in trying to identify the next challenges, components or other work areas of interest. An overview is contained in The Future Trends for the Data Fabric.

 

An essential topic of the IG are FAIR Digital Objects, see Wiki page including regular meetings and information material here: 
RDA IG Data Fabric: FAIR Digital Objects 

Posts

15
October
2021

RDA DFIG: Revised Charter and Name Change

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear RDA Secretariat, dear DFIG members, We would like to change the name of our RDA IG Data Fabric to RDA IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric. For that we have drafted a new charter, see attachment, that has been under internal DFIG review for two weeks. Thanks a lot for your support and contributions. The attached version incorporates many of the suggestions. Best regards, Rainer                                                             Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
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11
October
2021

FDO Forum Interaction Meeting 14.10 at 14.30 CEST

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA DFIG group members, I would like to draw your attention again on the FDO Community Interaction Meeting where we will present the state and plans of the specification work on FDOs. As is known we want to align all our activities very closely with the RDA DFIG Group (which is in the process of changing its name). Attached is the agenda. We would be happy if could inform interested colleagues and if you could participate. best Peter Peter Wittenburg Skype: peterwittenburg1 Mobile: +49 15159062731
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27
September
2021

FDO Community Interaction meeting 14.10.2021 and Bulletin

by Rainer Stotzka

--- Sorry for cross-posting ---   Dear members of the IG Data Fabric,   the FAIR Digital Object Forum is organizing the 1st FDO Community Interaction Meeting (CIM) 14 October 2021, see attachments.   You are cordially invited to participate and contribute to the discussions.   Best, Rainer Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) Dr. Rainer Stotzka Data Exploitation Methods Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen Germany
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27
September
2021

Charter IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear Members of the RDA IG Data Fabric, We would like to change the name of our RDA IG Data Fabric to RDA IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric. For that we have drafted a new charter. Please help us finalizing the charter. The IG Data Fabric was originally founded in 2013 with the scope to harmonize and to orchestrate RDA’s core components for a data infrastructure. Over the years one of the group’s topics shifted more and more to the introduction and specification of FAIR Digital Objects as an overarching concept building up research data infrastructures.
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27
September
2021

Call for FAIR DO success stories and use cases

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear friends, Our DFIG session FAIR Digital Object Use Cases and Success Stories at the RDA Pleanary 18 has been accepted and is scheduled for: Tuesday 9 November 2021, UTC 07:30 – 09:00, see https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme Now we are looking for short presentations of FAIT DO Uses Cases and Success Stories. Each short presentation (2 slides, 3 – 5 minutes) should clearly demonstrate the
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24
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 draft programme now available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Co-Chairs, The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme. Please note that the Plenary dates have been revised to 3-11 November 2021.
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20
September
2021

DFIG FAIR DO: Meeting 23 September

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. 2021, September 23, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Agenda: In this working meeting we would like to discuss: Charter „FAIR Digital Object Fabric“ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ywm2Bvv-Zeer9yWXngSQYdsqxalhhiYD/edit
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07
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Data Fabric IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) session application titled FAIR Digital Object Use Cases and Success Stories has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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16
August
2021

DFIG FAIR DO: Project Share August 26

by Xin Chen

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of "RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object". Project Share: 2021, August 26, UTC 15:00 https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690
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12
August
2021

RDA VP18 Session Proposal Submission

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Data Fabric IG members, Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 18 titled “FAIR Digital Object Use Cases and Success Stories”. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 10 September. Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at ***@***.***-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you. Regards, RDA Secretariat
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