Supporting FAIR microbiome data: Harmonizing across samples and analysis to support data publication and promotion

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04 Aug 2021

Supporting FAIR microbiome data: Harmonizing across samples and analysis to support data publication and promotion

Submitted by Elisha Wood-Charlson


Meeting objectives: 
  • Explore challenges in making microbiome data FAIR at all stages from sample collection to data preservation, and get informed on current efforts to address those challenges

  • Identify core, joint priority areas to tackle next, as a community

  • Establish roadmap to creating an RDA working group

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_sqpAMvLwya78wb-eNRsrqKWjFzSAy15ThTBrM5U4io/edit?usp=sharing

 

  • Welcome and Goal setting (10 min)

  • Flash talks from 5 participating programs (30 min)

  • Open discussion around challenges and scope, from local implementation to global alignment, to inform possible working group areas (breakouts, 30 min)

    • Samples - collection, PIDs, processing, standards

    • Data processing - access, maintenance, storage, curation

    • Publication - data, code, knowledge

    • Promotion - metrics, impact

  • Report back, next steps (20 min)

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Short introduction describing any previous activities: 

This group has been working together to understand some of the shared challenges in linking across various stages of the research lifecycle, and across platforms/countries, but have not yet coordinated the discussion within the context of the RDA framework. We are curious to see if the broader RDA community is interested in this topic. If so, we will use this session to identify possible areas to focus initial efforts, with the goal of establishing a working group.

Several presenters have been involved in existing RDA working groups around physical samples, data usage metrics, and data granularity.

BoF chair serving as contact person: 
Remote participation availability (only for physical Plenaries): 
Yes
Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting. : 
Breakout 3
Breakout 6
Breakout 9
Breakout 12
Breakout 15
Breakout 18
Breakout 21
Breakout 24
Are you willing to host a live second session to accommodate a different time zone? : 
Yes
Meeting presenters: 
Elisha Wood-Charlson, Pajau Vangay, Joan Damerow, Jeff Christiansen, Andrew Bissett
How do you prefer to hold the virtual component of your session: 
pre-record
Other: 
can pre-record with live Q&A for breakout times that are not appropriate for Australia to participate
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (3): 
Do any of the session speakers plan to present from the venue?: 
Remote presentations only
Contact for group (email): 
Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
30
Applicable Pathways: 
The FAIR Agenda
Data Lifecycles - Versioning, Provenance, and Reward
Please select breakout slot (s) for your (optional) second live session. : 
Breakout 8
Breakout 11
Breakout 14
Breakout 17
Breakout 20
Breakout 23