RDA 8th Plenary Joint meeting: IG ELIXIR Bridging Force and WG BioSharing Registry

Meeting title: The FAIR Data Principles - the concepts and exemplars implementations

Groups: IG ELIXIR Bridging Force and WG BioSharing Registry

Group chair serving as contact person (responsible for the agreement with the corresponding groups)

Susanna-Assunta Sansone; Rob Hooft

Please give a brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s)

There is an urgent need to improve the infrastructure supporting the reuse of scholarly data. A diverse set of stakeholders—representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers—have come together to design and jointly endorse a concise and measurable set of principles that may act as a guideline for those wishing to enhance the reusability of their data. 

These so-called FAIR Data Principles put specific emphasis on enhancing the ability of machines to automatically find and use the data, in addition to supporting its reuse by researchers.

Please provide additional links to informative material related to the participating groups i.e. group pages, case statements, working documents etc

- The FAIR principles: ​doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.18 http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201618 
- FAIR and the European Open Science Cloud: https://ec.europa.eu/research/openscience/index.cfm?pg=open-science-cloud 
- ELIXIR IG: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/elixir-bridging-force-ig.html
- BioSharing WG: https://rd-alliance.org/group/biosharing-registry-connecting-data-polici...

Please list the meeting objectives

In this session we discuss how ELIXIR and NIH BD2K, are working on implementing the principles and assisting life scientists to provide increasing levels of FAIRness to their data. We also highlight the value of (data and metadata) standards and BioSharing’s role in driving the users towards the appropriate one, according to indicators of use and maturity. 

Attendees will learn about 
- FAIR principles and how ELIXIR and NIH BD2K have adopted them;
- Examples of use and the BYOD workshops, where you learn one way to implement the principles
- How BioSharing guide your choices of metadata standards by mapping and cross-linking journals data requirements, repositories and standards.

Meeting agenda

0-5: Welcome - Susanna and Rob
5-15: Introducing the FAIR principles and their adoption in ELIXIR - Susanna-Assunta Sansone
15-30: FAIR adoption in NIH BD2K - Ian Fore
30-45: FAIRifying the common reference data resources using linked data technology (in BYOD workshops) - Rob Hooft
45-60: Using community-defined metadata standards in the FAIR principles: how BioSharing helps - Peter McQuilton
60-90: Open Q/A

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

All people interested in learning about the FAIR principles, especially but not limited to those related to life sciences (broadly covering biological, medical, health, environmental etc domains).

The work presented in this sessions can also be translated to other domains.