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 

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15
December
2021

IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear members of the RDA IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric, (aka RDA IG Data Fabric) It is done: RDA Council has accepted our new charter https://www.rd-alliance.org/node/44520/charter and name change. Thanks a lot to Council, TAB, and RDA Secretariat who helped and supported this process. With that also our mailing list name has changed to ***@***.***-groups.org . All registered members of the IG Data Fabric remain also as members of the
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30
November
2021

FDO Bulletin December 2021

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear colleagues, attached is our FAIR Digital Objects Forum Bulletin for December 2021. Let me use this email to draw your attention again to the High Level Panel on Future Data Space The FDO Forum will organise a panel on key pillars of the evolving Future Data Space on 19. 1. 2022 at 14.00 CET (13.00 UTC). Please, register here for participation: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/92302933025 Hope that you all stay healthy in strange Covid times. best regards Christine, Dimitris, George, Peter
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29
November
2021

participate in commenting/suggesting on CWFR actions

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA FDO-Fabric members, you may be interested in joining the discussions on canonical workflows and how to move ahead with the FDO CWFR activities in 2022. Please, feel free to comment in the google docs - see email below. best regards Peter -------------------------------------------------- Dear CWFR colleagues, We created two documents in a google drive which are now open for comments:
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24
November
2021

Charter review status;Next meeting in January

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, The community review of our new charter is over. Now the results will be delivered to Council who will either accept or reject our name change. We will inform about the results as soon  as possible. In January next year we will continue with our project shares. We have identified a couple of topics (and speakers) that illuminate various exciting perspectives of FAIR DO implementations. We are looking forward to meeting you again on the fourth Thursday of January 2022. all the best, Rainer
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19
November
2021

today UIMA presentation at 16.00 CET

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear all, Today we will have the presentation of Apache UIMA by Richard in the CWFR series. Richard provided some slides which may change slightly, the final version can be distributed after the meeting if necessary. We will start at 15.00 UTC (16.00 CET) and use the following goto meeting channel: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/236258229 I will start the meeting about 15 minutes earlier to check proper functioning. PS: For those who did not see the announcement yet, I also attached the text.
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15
November
2021

CWFR Working Meeting on UIMA on 19. November 2021 at 15.00 UTC

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA DFIG colleagues, this is just a reminder of the coming CWFR Working meeting about UIMA on coming Friday, 19.11. We will use the goto meeting channel: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/236258229 For more detailed information see the attachment. best Peter Peter Wittenburg Skype: peterwittenburg1 Mobile: +49 15159062731 ***@***.***; ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3538-0106
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10
November
2021
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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