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28 Feb 2022
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Meeting objectives: 

This aim of this session is to establish and announce the re-birth of the ELIXIR Bridging Force IG into the Life Science Data Infrastructure IG.

We will discuss the functioning and the goals of the group, the co-chairs will present themselves, and the group will establish its short term goals and discuss a meeting schedule outside of the plenaries.

Meeting agenda: 

The session will be held at UTC - 23:30 21 June 2022 - 01:00 22 June 2022 - click here to see in your time zone


Collaborative session notes here 


Slides presented at the session are here


  0:00 - 0:05   Welcome and goal

  0:05 - 0:10   Presenting the Life Sciences Infrastructure IG Charter

  0:10 - 0:20   Icebreaker - Who's here and what is your relation to life science infrastructure, Expectations on this session, Top challenges in data infrastructures, Potential topics for this session's discussion 

  0:20 - 0:45   Flash talks by the co-chairs about the current participating infrastructures (H3ABioNet, NIH, DOE, ELIXIR, Australian BioCommons) - 5 min each

  0:45 - 0:55   How does this group fit into the RDA?

  0:55 - 1:20   Group Discussion

  1:20 - 1:30   Next Steps - What strategic themes and RDA working or interest groups should we aim to bring into focus over time? What topic(s) should we prepare for discussion at a future RDA meetings? Will we meet between RDA plenaries? Group advice for this to become an effective interest group.

  1:30   End


Target Audience: 

Anyone involved in life science data infrastructure world wide.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The Life Science Data Infrastructures Interest Group is formed to serve as a bridge between life science data infrastructures in different regions of the world and relevant RDA Interest Groups, including both specific subtopics of the life sciences such as agricultural data, marine data, structural biology, toxicogenomics, as well as generic topics that can/should be applied in the life sciences such as big data analysis, federated identity management, and data publishing.

The IG aspires to have meaningful representation from diverse geographical regions including North and South America, the EU, UK and Eastern Europe; Africa, Asia and Oceania; and will actively seek participation from under-represented groups and the global South.

The IG also aims for fair gender representation and inclusivity in all its activities.

Short Group Status: 

The Charter for this group was approved by the TAB in May 2022.

The group will meet for the first time at the 19th RDA Plenary in June 2022.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Jeff Christiansen (Australian BioCommons), Susan Gregurick (NIH), Elisha Wood-Charlson (DOE), Wolmar Nyberg Åkerström (ELIXIR).
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