status: In Group Revisions

Chair (s): Nadica Miljković, Julien Colomb

Group Email: [group_email]

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The design and production of research hardware i.e., physical artefacts, including mechanical, electrical and software components, have always been an integral part of scientific research. Research hardware can refer to application-oriented development prototypes, as well as to research equipment such as custom-made scientific laboratory build-ups. The open science hardware community has been encouraging the dissemination of research hardware design information under free and open licenses upon scientific publication - in addition to other research outputs like data and software. It has been fostering the idea of "open hardware (OH) from academia". For dissemination of OH, information products such as bills of materials (BOMs), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files, assembly instructions and other types of digital assets (e.g., 3D printable models for additive manufacturing) are commonly used (Bonvoisin et al., 2017). This may also comprise a software component required for the application of hardware.

 

However, guidelines for enhancing reusability of research hardware are missing and need to be encouraged (Ezoji, Boujut, & Pinquié, 2021). Good practices from research data include FAIR principles (Wilinson et al., 2016) aiming at increased findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of data by both humans and machines. Recent advances through the work of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the FAIR for Research Software group (FAIR4RS WG), the Research Software Alliance (ReSA), and others highlighted the importance of adapting the FAIR principles for research software. We believe that the redefinition of FAIR principles for the domain of research hardware can facilitate and improve OH dissemination practices. Moreover, so-called "closed hardware" or "partially-closed hardware" may also benefit from the application of reoriented FAIR principles.

 

In this group, we would like to build on previous work (Miljković, Trisovic, & Peer, 2021) and aim at defining FAIR principles for research hardware. We will follow the example of the FAIR4RS WG: Our work will focus on unique characteristics of hardware in relation to existing FAIR principles for data and software. We will emphasise the importance of research hardware documentation, available technology, knowledge and components (or lack thereof), and specific demands for hardware licensing. Also, complex dependencies to other hardware and software components will be discussed.

 

This interest group aims to collaborate with the OH community (GOSHOSHWA), scientific research projects involving OH (Open.Make, OPENNEXT), maker communities, and the RDA community to facilitate open discussions on FAIR principles for research hardware. Please join us in this endeavour!

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10
May
2022

FAIR4RH: May meeting

by Julien Colomb

Dear all, Welcome to every new member, thanks for joining us ! While our group charter is under review by the TAB (community review is done), we have started to work on the definition of “research hardware” and are collecting some good examples and boundary cases. In the next call, we will also discuss the presentation for the plenary section. You will find a link to a draft in the ether pad (as soon as I make one). See you in two weeks May 25th, 10h.
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26
April
2022

fair4rh: APRIL meeting tomorrow

by Julien Colomb

Dear FAIR4RH group member, I hope you had the chance to get some holidays as I did in the last weeks. The last Wednesday of April and therefore our meeting is already tomorrow, sorry that I forgot to add the meeting in our calendar. See you hopefully tomorrow 8 UTC (10h European time), see the etherpad for details !
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21
April
2022

Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-datacitation-wg][rda-wds-certdigitalrep-ig][rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-edu-...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 21 Apr 2022, at 07:32, loubez via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 21 Apr 2022, at 07:31, loubez via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
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21
April
2022

Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-datacitation-wg][rda-wds-certdigitalrep-ig][rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-edu-ig][rda-pid-ig][domain-repositories-ig][rda-libresearchd...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 21 Apr 2022, at 07:31, loubez via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 21 Apr 2022, at 07:30, loubez via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
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21
April
2022

Re: [rda-edu-ig][sharc-ig][rda-codata-schools][fair4rh] Re: [rda-datacitation-wg][rda-wds-certdigitalrep-ig][rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-edu-ig][rda-pid-ig][domain-repositories-ig][rda-libresearchdata][rda-datamanagplans][rda-elixir-ig][rda-fair-do-fabr...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 21 Apr 2022, at 07:30, loubez via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 14 Apr 2022, at 20:25, Secretariat via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: Dear Group Chairs,
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21
April
2022

Re: [rda-datacitation-wg][rda-wds-certdigitalrep-ig][rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-edu-ig][rda-pid-ig][domain-repositories-ig][rda-libresearchdata][rda-datamanagplans][rda-elixir-ig][rda-fair-do-fabric-ig][rda-repoplatforms-ig][vocabulary_services][health...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 14 Apr 2022, at 20:25, Secretariat via Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available:
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14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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11
April
2022

Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Next...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:34, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:33, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
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11
April
2022

Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Next meeting is in less...

by Louise Bezuidenhout

Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:21, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:21, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
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11
April
2022

Re: Re: [fair4rh] Re: Re: [fair4rh] Next meeting is in less than 24h

by Louise Bezuidenhout

Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:20, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote: Thank you for your email. I am on leave until the 28th of April and will not be checking my email regularly. Thank you for your understanding. On 11 Apr 2022, at 14:20, loubez via FAIR Principles for Research Hardware <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
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