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 

Posts

24
March
2021

RDA VP17 Programme Now Available

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear members of the Data Fabric Interest Group:   The programme for RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) is now available. We look forward to seeing you all virtually for over 100 sessions, including many repeat sessions on 22 and 23 April, in an effort to accommodate a wider range of time zones.  
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18
March
2021

DFIG FAIR DO: virtual meeting Mar. 25

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. 2021, Mar 25, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Collaborative notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r-_E1Y5V7aVf2MjZeAbxJmUxktkL4NDqviCE...
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10
March
2021

last reminder: tomorrow (11.3) CWFR Workshop on GALAXY at 14.00 CET

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear colleagues, On 11. March at 14.00 CET we will have another CWFR Working meeting where we will discuss the state of the GALAXY framework and its possible relevance with CWFR concepts (component concept, FAIR-DO). The program is as follows: * Introduction to Galaxy Principles (Beatriz Serrano-Solano, EMBL) * Overview about the Galaxy application in Biomed (Björn Grüning, U Freiburg) * Discussion about how to implement the CWFR use cases on Machine Learning and Experiments (https://osf.io/umhy5/)
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07
March
2021

reminder: CWFR Workshop on GALAXY on 11.3 at 14.00 CET

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear colleagues, On 11. March at 14.00 CET we will have another CWFR Working meeting where we will discuss the state of the GALAXY framework and its possible relevance with CWFR concepts (component concept, FAIR-DO). The program is as follows: * Introduction to Galaxy Principles (Beatriz Serrano-Solano, EMBL) * Overview about the Galaxy application in Biomed (Björn Grüning, U Freiburg) * Discussion about how to implement the CWFR use cases on Machine Learning and Experiments (https://osf.io/umhy5/)
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01
March
2021

extended deadline for CWFR Abstract Submissions to 14.3.2021

by Peter Wittenburg

******************************************* New CWFR Abstract Submission Deadline: 14.3.2021 ******************************************* Dear colleagues, Due to a few recent requests, we decided to extend the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the special Date Intelligence Issue on Canonical Workflow Frameworks for Research by 14 days to 14.3.2021.
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26
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Data Fabric IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Data Fabrics - Digital Objects and Linked Data has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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25
February
2021

Recording for 25Feb2021 FDO call

by Karen Payne

Hi Rainer, I'm sorry I missed the FDO RDA call discussing RO Crate today. Looking at the meetings page I am happy to review the slides and notes but the link to the recording doesn't appear active. Do you have a recording that I can view, or are you no longer posting them? Kind regards, Karen -- Dr. Karen Payne | Associate Director, International Technology International Science Council, World Data Systems P 250 472 4527 | M 236 464 0013 | oceannetworks.ca
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25
February
2021

CWFR BoF Session at RDA Virtual Plenary 17 accepted

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear CWFR colleagues, We applied for a session at the coming RDA plenary and it was accepted. Limor, Maggie, Alex and I will draft a programme in time. ************* Let me take the opportunity to remind you of the deadline for extended abstracts for the special issue on CWFR of the Data Intelligence Journal. The deadline is 1.3.2021 and please submit your abstracts to this email address: ***@***.*** *************
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21
February
2021

DFIG FAIR DO: Project Share Feb. 25

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA Data Fabric IG: FAIR Digital Object”. Project Share: 2021, Feb 25, UTC 15:00     (due to too few participants we will skip the morning sessions) Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 RO-Crate: A framework for packaging research products into FAIR Research Objects Presenters: Carole Goble, The University of Manchester & ELIXIR-UK
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10
February
2021

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] Collection API Release 1.1.0

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear Thomas, This is great work and we need to apply and test it actively. I will certainly have a look into the new version. Data being used in data science mostly comes along in terms of collections, i.e., all procedures need to decompose the collection. Yet everyone does it his/her own way. TO make things more efficient we need a standard way of formally describing the structure of a collection.
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