status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Jianhui Li, 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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17
September
2020

DFIG FAIR DO: Virtual meeting 24.9.2020

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next working meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. Thursday, September 24th UTC 5:00 and UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/234657501 Collaborative notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ar0lCkJMfEHlDHaEa-U0xwEerJAS3PnBaCnv... Agenda: Finalizing Agenda Plenary 16
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17
September
2020

FW: RDA Virtual Plenary 16 - Notification of Acceptance

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear All, Good news! Our session application for vP16 has been accepted, seen mail below. RDA vP16 https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-16th-plenary-meeting-costa-ric... 9 – 12  November 2020 Program: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-16th-plenary-meeting-meeting-overview A more detailed program including the scheduling of our DFIG session will be
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19
August
2020

DFIG FAIR DO: Project Share Aug. 27

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. Project Share: 2020, August 27 How to use the Data Type Registry? Presenter: Ulrich Schwardmann, Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG)
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07
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear Data Fabric IG members, thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “FAIR Digital Object Landscape”.      
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20
July
2020

DFIG FAIR DO: Virtual meeting 23.7.2020

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next working meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. Thursday, July 23th UTC 5:00 and UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/234657501 Agenda: Plenary 16: Call for sessions, deadline 4 August 2020 For the session we created a template
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16
July
2020

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Data Fabric Interest Group members, We’d like to share these important news items for your information.
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22
June
2020

DFIG FAIR DO: Project Share

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. Rob Quick, Indiana University, will present FAIR Science Gateways – An RDA Adoption Story Abstract: Recently the SEAGrid science gateway was integrated with ERPID services. This allowed the virtual research environment to leverage PID, typing, and protocol services which are core to the Digital Object Architecture and FAIR principles. This presentation will demo the integrated SEAGrid portal and discuss the implementation details.
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16
June
2020

Data Fabric IG co-chair rotation

by Tobias Weigel

Dear colleagues, as mentioned at one of the last group calls and following best practices encouraged by RDA, I will rotate off as co-chair of the Data Fabric IG with vP16. In principle, the group could also work with one co-chair less, but from what I have seen and heard from the last virtual meetings, I believe there are a number of very capable and active group members who would make excellent co-chairs. Yes, I mean you :-)) Therefore, I would like to encourage you to bring yourself into the
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10
June
2020

New RDA Announcements

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Data Fabric Interest Group members, There are two important announcements from RDA being circulated that we wanted to bring to your attention in the case you missed it this week.
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28
May
2020

Reminder: RDA DFIG Meeting on FAIR DO

by Rainer Stotzka

--- Sorry if some of you receive multiple copies --- Dear friends, Within the RDA Interest Group “Data Fabric” we are organizing a subgroup acting as a communication and coordination platform for FAIR Digital Objects. In future we plan to communicate using the RDA mailing list for the RDA IG Data Fabric. If you are not already registered and like to receive announcements about meetings and information shares please register at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-fabric-ig.html
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