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

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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10
February
2021

Collection API Release 1.1.0

by Thomas Jejkal

Dear all, in the past one and a half year, after announcing the new adoption of the Collection API, we've spend some time on polishing the code, fixing (mostly minor) bugs and creating a proper documentation in order to lower the barrier of integrating our implementation of the Research Data Collections Recommendation into your research data management ecosystem. Today, we like to announce the result of our work with Collection API 1.1.0 The most noteworthy changes are: - Fixed an issue allowing circular collections
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03
February
2021

CWFR Working Meeting Announcement

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear colleagues, we would like to inform you about the next virtual working meeting on CWFR 11. March 2021 at 14.00 CET. The focus will be on the Usage of Galaxy for research work. Please, make a note in your agenda and invite possibly interested colleagues. Follow Up meetings are planned for April and May and suggestions for further meetings are welcome. The focus of these working meetings is not on talks only, but on interactions allowing practitioners to see whether something is of use for their work. best regards Peter
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03
February
2021

[rda-datafabric-ig] Reminder: Call for Papers on CWFR for Special Issue of DI

by Peter Wittenburg

************************************************************* Call for Papers on CWFR - Deadline for extended Abstracts: 1. March 2021 ************************************************************* Dear Colleagues, We would like to remind you about the Call for Papers on Canonical workflows for the special issues of the Data Intelligence Journal. The deadline is 1. March 2021. Please, inform your colleagues and motivate them to submit an abstract.
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear Data Fabric IG members,   Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Data Fabrics - Digital Objects and Linked Data’.  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.   Please feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you have regarding your submission. Thank you.   Regards,  
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