Recent Activity: FAIRsharing Registry WG: connecting data and metadata standards, repositories and policies

16 Feb 2018

RDA VSSIG Ontology Metadata Task Group Survey

Dear RDA WGs,
I transfer this to this 3 groups that I know and sometimes participate in, but feel free to transfer this to other metadata/standardization/ontologies related WGs.
Dear all,
[Apologies for multiple receptions - this announcement has been sent to multiple mailing lists of the ontology/semantic Web/linked data/standardization communities.]
If you are somehow familiar with the use of ontologies, please consider answering this survey.

15 Feb 2018

Feb 2018 update

Dear WG members,
This is just a quick message to alert you to our whereabouts at the
upcoming RDA plenary in Berlin and to give you an update about the RDA
*RDA P11 Berlin*
- Wednesday 21st March, Breakout 1 - Joint meeting: IG ELIXIR Bridging
Force, IG BioDiversity Data Integration, WG BioSharing Registry[1]
- Wednesday 21st March, Breakout 2 - Joint meeting: IG ELIXIR Bridging
Force, IG Preservation Tools, Techniques and Policies, IG From

26 Jan 2018

FAIR metrics webinar - 31 January 2018 15:00 CET /14:00 UT

*Apologies for cross-posting*
/*RDA Webinar - co-organized by the RDA *//*Data Fitness and RDA/Force11
FAIRsharing (previously BioSharing)*/
*Are we FAIR yet?*
*Registration* is open to all at:
*Presenter*:Michel Dumontier
*Reading material:*

22 Nov 2017

Fwd: 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics from 24 - 28 September, 2018 in Jena, Germany

This may be of interest to some of you.
"How can steadily advancing sensor and information technology assist to take advantage of steadily growing and diversifying data in ecology?"

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

14 Sep 2017

Where to find us at RDA P10 Montrèal

Dear BioSharing RDA WG members,
Suitcase packed. Tickets printed. Ready for Montrèal?
Here's where you can find discussions and presentations from the
BioSharing WG at the meeting:
*Sunday 17th September*
- 09:00-18:00 Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Plenary
meeting (Day 1) - talk at 10:15
*Monday 18th September*
- 09:00-18:00 Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Plenary
meeting (Day 2)
- 14:00-18:00 RDA TAB & WG/IG Chairs meeting
*Tuesday 19th September*

11 Jul 2017

Introducing FAIRsharing!!

Dear BioSharing WG members,
There have been a number of changes at BioSharing since our last
communication. In this short email I'll describe and explain what we've
been up to.
First things first, we have rebranded to!
FAIRsharing serves the same information on standards, the databases that
implement them, and the data policies that endorse them, but does so
across all disciplines, rather than solely the life sciences.
This is in response to user feedback, suggestions from members of the

19 Jun 2017

Potential joint session for P10

Dear Chairs of the BioSharing WG,
Following up on the Call for Sessions for the upcoming RDA P10
(, I would like
to initiate a discussion regarding a potential Joint Session between the
BioSharing WG and the Data Discovery Paradigms IG (DDPIG -

22 May 2017

FW: [rda-biosharing-wg] RDA Webinar Tuesday 23rd May, 14:00 CEST, 12 UTC - BioSharing WG output and registry

Hi Landscape Mappers,
Note the webinar from the BioSharing WG tomorrow discussing their ‘mapping the landscape of data standards’ activity.
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Subject: [rda-biosharing-wg] RDA Webinar Tuesday 23rd May, 14:00 CEST, 12 UTC - BioSharing WG output and registry
Dear WG members,

22 May 2017

RDA Webinar Tuesday 23rd May, 14:00 CEST, 12 UTC - BioSharing WG output and registry

Dear WG members,
This is a gentle reminder of our Webinar tomorrow, where we'll discuss
the BioSharing WG, and our registry mapping the landscape of data
standards, databases and data policies.
More information on the webinar and how to watch it can be found here:
webinar will also be recorded and made available for viewing at a later

04 Apr 2017

BioSharing WG - RDA Recommendation ready for community review

Dear BioSharing WG members,
The recommendation from this joint RDA/Force11 WG is available for
community review/comment here:
More information on the RDA recommendation process can be found here
The report and recommendations therein are available for comment over
the next 4 weeks. We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in
this WG to date, in particular those who have adopted BioSharing in

31 Mar 2017

BioSharing WG - RDA 9th Plenary Update April 2017

Dear BioSharing WG members,
The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG is coming to the end of its 18 month
time frame, culminating in the upcoming RDA 9th Plenary in Barcelona.
Here is a list of where the WG will feature (with links to separate
session pages):
*Monday 3rd - Tuesday 4th April*
Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-RDA meeting

EUDAT Semantic Working Group Workshop

*Wednesday 5th April*
11:30-13:00 Breakout 1 - What's Happened in the Life Sciences - joint
BioSharing WG & ELIXIR Bridging Force IG

02 Mar 2017

BioSharing WG updates

Dear BioSharing WG members,
The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG is coming to the end of its 18 month
time frame, but will remain activity in the RDA community as part of the
RDA ELIXIR Interest Group (also because BioSharing is a resource of the
ELIXIR ecosystem), and contributing to Force11 activities.
Here three key updates.
*1. Our RDA/Force11 WG - output in progress and newsletter*
We are currently preparing our output package to put it forward for
recommendation by the RDA; we will share it for the community review in

04 Nov 2016

Interoperability standards - review for the Wellcome Trust

Dear BioSharing WGs members,
given the relevance of the topic, I would like to flag a review we have
done for the Wellcome Trust
*"Interoperability Standards - Digital Objects in Their Own
part of a set of reports just released on related topics:’re-doing

13 Sep 2016

See you in Denver!

Dear BioSharing WG members,
We have just over 6 months left for this working group to run. With this
in mind, we're presenting the many outputs of this working group in a
number of sessions in the upcoming 8th RDA plenary in Denver, CO.
Here is a full list of the sessions in which we'll be presenting:
Thursday 15th September:
- Session 2 - 2-3:30pm - The data diversity problem in biomedicine,
a joint session among IG Elixir Bridging Force, WG Biosharing,WG Data
Type Registries,WG Metadata Standards Catalog

06 Sep 2016

Demo you Software at RDA: Better Description/ Retrieval of Online Scientific Data

Dear Colleagues,
there is an *opportunity to showcase your software* (prototype pr
mature) to:
- enhance the authoring of comprehensive metadata using
community-endorsed standards
- to ensure the annotation of data with terms from standard ontologies
and terminologies, and
- to aid the identification and retrieval of relevant datasets for
exploration and re-analysis.
*BOF: Software for Better Description and Retrieval of Online
Scientific Data*

12 Aug 2016

August update: Outputs and presentations

Dear RDA BioSharing WG members,
Hope you're all well.
Here's a short update detailing our progress over the last few months
and highlighting where we'll be presenting BioSharing over the coming
*1. BioSharing Educational - /New/
A collection of over _40 frequently asked questions_ that cover the
whats and whys of standards, how BioSharing can help users navigate
standards, databases and data policies in the life sciences, and how to

11 Apr 2016

April Update: Recommendations and a wizard

Dear BioSharing WG members,
Hope you're all well.
This email is a short update on both the technical and content progress
we've made over the last few weeks.
*1. AskBioSharing ***
**Provides improved functionality that leverages our existing and
continually curated records. This helps users to _*navigate*_ our
growing content, _*find*_ what they need and _*learn*_ about the
landscape of standards and databases in the life sciences. AskBioSharing