status: Recognised & Endorsed

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

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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August
2022

FAIR DO Fabric IG: Project Share August

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG”. Exception: This meeting will take place one week earlier, at the THIRD Thursday of August, UTC 16:00 Project Share: 2022, August 18, UTC 16:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 FAIR for research software Presenter: Daniel S. Katz University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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08
August
2022

Re: RDA FAIR DO Fabric: Project Share: FAIR for research software

by Rainer Stotzka

Hi Paula, yes, it’ planned to announce the presentation via ***@***.***-groups.org. 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 fon: +49 721 608 2 4738 E-mail: ***@***.*** http://www.scc.kit.edu From: Paula Martinez <***@***.***>
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20
July
2022

FAIR DO Fabric: Meeting July 28

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG” with the topic “Training on FAIR DOs”. Working meeting: 2022, July 28, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Scope of the meeting: We start a discussion of how to explain the FDO concept, and the Framework that the FDOs should fit into, to "beginners". For preparation, we would like to ask all of you to search through your slides
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01
July
2022

The call for abstracts is reaching its deadline

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA FDO colleagues, Please spread the information about the FDO conference and convince your colleagues to submit abstracts that could be of relevance to this conference. Best Peter Von: Jet de Wit <***@***.***> Gesendet: Freitag, 1. Juli 2022 15:04 An: ***@***.*** Betreff: The call for abstracts is reaching its deadline Dear SC/PC members,
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21
June
2022

Invitation to the FAIR DO Fabric IG session at RDA P19

by Xin Chen

Dear all,   We kindly invite you to attend the FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG Session : A Fabric for FAIR Digital Objects, which will be held on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, UTC 05:00 - 06:30, Breakout 5. Please check your local time.   We'll discuss the FDO framework, the benefits and use cases of FDO at the session. Here's the proposed agenda:
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27
May
2022

call for abstracts for FDO conference

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear TSIG colleagues, the announcement of the conference and the call for abstracts is on the web (https://www.fdo2022.org/programme/call-for-abstracts). It is important that many of you will participate and also submit extended abstracts. Please send the link also to your networks and colleagues - thinking here in particular at the ESFRI projects, the eInfrastructures, the cluster projects, EOSC projects etc. best Peter
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20
May
2022

FAIR DO Fabric: Meeting May 26

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG” with the topic “Training on FAIR DOs” Working meeting: 2022, May 26, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Agenda: * Introduction and results of the sessions “Brainstorming: designing FAIR DO training materials & events” [Maggie Hellström] * Discussion
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10
May
2022

Next CWFR Working Meeting 20. May 2022 at 14.00 UTC (16.00 CEST)

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear colleagues, the next CWFR meeting will again focus on some important industrial approaches to introduce open standards to drastically improve efficiency and reduce costs in the ever growing domain of digital entities. Virtual Working Meeting 20. May 2022 at 14.00 UTC (16.00 CEST) on ECLASS and OPC UA Standards Meeting Link: https://rwth.zoom.us/j/96949656324?pwd=T2NXc3pXZXphOS9KNGtiZmQ2aW5QUT09 For more information have a look at the attached description.
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19
April
2022

FAIR DO Fabric: Project Share April 21

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG”. Exception: This meeting will take place one week earlier, a the THIRD Thursday of April. Project Share: 2022, April 21, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Canonical Workflows in simulation-based climate sciences and the role of FDOs.
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