status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Amber Boehnlein, Brian Matthews, Frank Schluenzen, Thomas Proffen

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: [field_secretariat_liaison]

Status: Recognized & Endorsed 

This Interest Group will focus on data related issues of science applications associated with large scale source facilities, including: synchrotron x-ray sources, free-electron laser x-ray sources, reactor and spallation neutron sources, muon sources, large electron microscope, NMR and high-powered laser facilities, which are used typically for investigations into the structure of matter at micro or nano scale.  

These facilities are characterised by a central facility providing access to scarce and specialised instruments which are typically beyond the means of single research groups, and are thus shared and used by many research teams to conduct experiments.  These experiments come from a wide range of disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, biology, metallurgy, engineering, materials science, palaeontology and archaeology. The user communities are rather heterogeneous, volatile and globally distributed. Issues to be tackled are hence bound to be global and interdisciplinary requiring a decent level of standardization and interoperability. 

Plenary participation


Tools and Methods working towards the FAIR Facility

The meeting wll contain a series of short presentations discussing recent advances in the development of guidelines and practises for FAIR data sharing in P&N Facilities, looking at general approaches and on specific tools and methods.  There will then be discussion on continuing and sustaining the work, with community forums and within the RDA. 

A draft agenda would be drawn from this nominated talks as follows.


IG Research data needs of the Photon and Neutron Science community - RDA 13th Plenary Meeting

Meeting title: Approaches to FAIR data publishing within Large-Scale Analytic Facilities

Collaborative session notes: coming soon