status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Xin Chen, Rainer Stotzka, Robert Quick, Maggie Hellström

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


The Data Fabric IG (DFIG) identified that working with data in the many scientific labs and most probably also in other areas such as industry and governance is highly inefficient and too costly. Excellent scientists working on date intensive science tasks are forced to spend about 75% of their time to manage, find, combine and curate data. What a waste of time and capacity. The DFIG is therefore looking at the data creation and consumption cycle to identify opportunities to optimize the work with data, to place current RDA activities in the overall landscape, to look what other rcommunities are doing in this area and to foster testing and adoption of RDA outputs. The goal of DFIG finally is to identify common components and define their characteristics and services that can be used across boundaries in such a way that they can be combined to solve a variety of data scenarios such as replicating data in federations, developing virtual research environments, and automating regular data management tasks. Much important work is being done on data publishing and citation, but DFIG believes that we need to start at early moments in the "Data Fabrics" in the labs to organize, document and manage data professionally if we want to meet the requirements of the coming decades.

  

DFIG is focusing on the data creation and consumption cycle as it happens daily in the scientific and industrial labs and on the identification of ways to make this work more efficiently and thus more cost-effective.

DFIG's goal is to identify common components and define their characteristics and services that can be used across boundaries in such a way that they can be combined to solve a variety of data scenarios.

Throughout its existence, DFIG has shepherded multiple spin-off groups into existence, dealing with specific aspects of the cycle and components involved, particularly regarding Persistent Idenfiers (PIDs), their relevance and applicability to address data referencing and management issues. These efforts have brought forth a new understanding which is summarized in an overview document here.

The group is currently reassessing the overall landscape in trying to identify the next challenges, components or other work areas of interest. An overview is contained in The Future Trends for the Data Fabric.

 

An essential topic of the IG are FAIR Digital Objects, see Wiki page including regular meetings and information material here: 
RDA IG Data Fabric: FAIR Digital Objects 

Posts

05
December
2022

RDA 20th Plenary - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG Your RDA 20th Plenary (P20) session application titled Discussing the FAIR DO Concept has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. * Draft programme to be published on Friday, 16th December 2022 * Any requests for changes must be made by Friday, 13th January 2023 * The programme will be deemed final by Thursday, 19th January 2023 * Event platforms to be used - Whova and Zoom (details will be provided) Please begin planning for your session!
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28
November
2022

reserve in your agenda: FDO meeetings on 6.12 and 15.12

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear FDO colleagues, This is just a reminder of two meetings that the FDO Forum is organising in December. Both are open meetings. Everything you wanted to know about FDOs but afraid to ask Virtual FDO Q/A Meeting which is not meant for the FDO experts 6. December 16.00 - 17.30 Amsterdam Time Zoom URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4093556900 I4.0 AAS as evolving Industry Standard Time: December 15. 2022 at 6:30 PM Amsterdam time
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22
November
2022

RDA FAIR DO Fabric IG: Meeting on Thursday, November 24 is cancelled :(

by Maggie Hellström

Dear all, Unfortunately, we have to cancel our project share meeting that was scheduled for 15:00 UTC on Thursday, November 24. Please accept our sincere apologies for the short notice!
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21
November
2022

new version of full sppecification document

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA FDO-DF colleagues, A new version 1.2 of the "Full FDO Spec" document has been created within the FDO Forum. It will be open for comments until 31.12.2022 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GAj-1owAAPDF7hVis2dYPPCOHiPHrIXIo4j-... The intentions are now that * we create PDF snapshots of all current versions of the spec documents to get them out on the website to create more openness - everyone can make comments
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16
November
2022

FDO lecture tomorrow - please use the changed zoom link

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA FDO-DF members, the former Zoom link which we specified for the FDO lecture tomorrow is not valid - please use the link below. Time: November 17. 2022 at 6:30 PM Amsterdam time Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4093556900 Apologies for the unconveniences. best regards Peter Peter Wittenburg Skype: peterwittenburg1 Mobile: +49 15159062731 ***@***.***; ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3538-0106
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09
November
2022

Invitation to participate in 'A Decade of Data: 10 Years of the RDA' events and activities

by Connie Clare

Good day, The RDA Secretariat would like to invite the FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG to participate in ‘A Decade of Data’: Celebrating 10 Years of the Research Data Alliance’. 10 months to celebrate 10 years of the RDA
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19
September
2022

Register for the FAIR2022 Conference!

by Peter Wittenburg

Dear RDA-FAIR-DO-Fabric colleagues, In roughly one month, the FDO2022 conference in Leiden will convene with 36 presentations and 14 posters on FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs), keynotes speeches by Matthias Scheffler and George Strawn, 5 panels with distinguished participants, and a final session on Friday endorsing a declaration. One of the foci of this conference will be to assess the state of where we are after roughly 21 months of work and where the FDO Forum should go in the coming months.
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18
September
2022

FAIR DO Fabric: Meeting September 22

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear all, We would like to invite to our next meeting of “RDA FAIR Digital Object Fabric IG” with the topic “Training on FAIR DOs”. Working meeting: 2022, September 22, UTC 15:00 Meeting room: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/64010304690 Meeting ID: 640 1030 4690 Agenda: “Elevator Pitches”: please add your ideas to this document Discuss the slides and combine them into a common "FDOs for pedestrians" slide deck
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14
September
2022

RDA CURE-FAIR WG Webinar 22 Sept. 21:00 UTC

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello RDA WG and IG members - We are writing to invite you to attend and help promote the upcoming CURE-FAIR WG webinar 'Introducing 10 Things for Curating Reproducible and FAIR Research" hosted by the RDA-US on 22 September 2022 at 21:00. This webinar will showcase the guidelines designed for curators and researchers interested in publishing and archiving reproducible research outputs. The webinar will be presented in English with live translation to French and Spanish.
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31
August
2022

FAIR DO Fabric IG: Survey - Voice for the Chairs

by Rainer Stotzka

Dear friends, as an RDA group chair I have been asked to fill a survey 2022 Survey - A Voice for the Chairs Fromm my side I would prefer not to fill in only my personal opinion, but rather the summarized opinion of our IG members. For that I have created a copy of the original survey and would like to ask you to fill it until September 9th. https://forms.gle/yqp9aeCmzrSoZ8JMA Based on your answers I will summarize the results trying to create a majority opinion
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