status: Recognised & Endorsed
Chair (s): Xin Chen, Rainer Stotzka, Robert Quick, Maggie Hellström
Group Email: [group_email]
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
05/July/2022 - Training Materials
25/February/2022 - FAIR DO Tools
28/October/2020 - Work on FAIR DO profiles (steady exchange)
13/June/2020 - Workshops
13/June/2020 - FAIR DO: RDA Recommendations & Outputs
11/June/2020 - FAIR DO Publications
05/June/2020 - Monthly Meetings
24/April/2020 - RDA IG FAIR Digital Object Fabric
26/September/2017 - Data Fabric P10 Montréal meeting
18/August/2017 - Recommendations for Implementing a Virtual Layer for Management of the Complete Life Cycle of Scientific Data
01/June/2017 - Meeting Notes Chairs Meeting 1 June 2017
14/April/2017 - Plenary 9 DFIG Session Notes
26/January/2017 - Data Fabric IG: Broker Driven Core Component Workflows
05/January/2017 - Meeting Notes Chairs Meeting 5-January-2017
23/September/2016 - Denver Plenary
20/September/2016 - DFIG Meeting Notes
20/September/2016 - Global Digital Object Cloud
10/March/2016 - DF Configuration "PID Centric Data Management and Access"
18/February/2016 - Data Access Bundle
17/February/2016 - Data Processing Bundle
17/February/2016 - Data Bundle
17/February/2016 - Persistent Identifier Bundle
17/February/2016 - Repository Bundle
16/February/2016 - Discovery/Finding Bundle
15/February/2016 - Recommendation Structure Issues
15/February/2016 - Principles, Guidelines and Recommended Practice
16/January/2016 - repository registry: Working Group Activities for FRR
16/January/2016 - repository registry: Schemas, Use cases & Documents for FRR
16/January/2016 - Repository Registry: Activities for building the collection registry
16/January/2016 - Repository Registry: Meetings & Notes of the group
28/September/2015 - Data Fabric IG: Curated Data Repositories
28/September/2015 - Data Fabric IG: Harvestable Registries
28/September/2015 - Data Fabric IG: Repository Registries
24/October/2014 - Data Fabric IG Testing and Adoption of RDA Outputs
24/October/2014 - Data Fabric IG Components/Services
24/October/2014 - Data Fabric IG: Use Cases
24/October/2014 - Data Fabric IG Documents