Core Data Resources
- IG ELIXIR Bridging Force
- IG Biodiversity Data Integration
- WG BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, standards & databases in life sciences
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s)
Disciplinary fields often have a number of data resources that every researcher within that discipline uses. Is it useful to recognize those that are essential to the research infrastructure of the discipline? How does one identify such resources? How are the resources maintained in the long term? How can continuity of service be assured? This session is meant to address those subjects.
During 2017, ELIXIR has established a procedure of identifying and selecting core data resources . ELIXIR also has a procedure to review and regularly add new core data resources. ELIXIR links to RDA via ELIXIR Bridging IG.
Complementary, within the FAIRsharing community (RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing WG), journals and publishers are defining common criteria for selecting repositories (accepting deposition of data and other digital objects), which will be used to describe them in the FAIRsharing registry. The FAIRsharing community also collaborates with the the FAIRmetrics group to ensure that this work is also connected to the definition of metrics defining FAIRness. The scope of both criteria, and their different context, are discussed during this meeting. There are many aspects to this process -- policy making, scientific excellence, impact to the field and long-term sustainability -- but the context of the selection could define different ‘weights’ for the criteria.
The Biodiversity field is working on data integration through Biodiversity Data Integration IG.
- To present the ELIXIR procedure of selecting core resources in life sciences
- To discuss data integration in the biodiversity field
- To discuss Selection principles and indicators as well as alternative procedures
- To present the concept of Deposition Databases, as ELIXIR has started in 2017
- To discuss sustainability of core resources
- Introduction to the session (Bengt Persson, 5 min)
- ELIXIR Core Data Resources, and the principles for identification and selection (Johanna McEntyre, 15 min)
- ELIXIR Deposition Databases, and the relevance to Data Management Plans (Johanna McEntyre, 5 min)
- Benefits with core resources and deposition databases for authors, data depositors, publishers and funders (Johanna McEntyre, 5 min)
- Need for core data resources within the Biodiversity field. Linking biodiversity data collections to genomic information in international repositories (Dimitris Koureas/Wouter Addink, 15 min)
- Publishers’ view on deposition databases and standards - report from discussion in the FAIRsharing WG and community (Susanna Sansone, 15 min)
- How the core resources enable data integration and interoperability (Rob Hooft, 5 min)
- Discussion (25 min)
Additional links to informative material related to the participating groups
- Identifying ELIXIR Core Data Resources: Selection principles for ELIXIR Core Data Resources
- ELIXIR Core Data Resources
- ELIXIR Deposition Databases
- The Global Coalition for data resource sustainability (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/02/27/110825) -
- Chiara's F1000R article (https://f1000research.com/articles/6-2051/v1)
- FAIRsharing WG:
- FAIRsharing: cross-linking repositories, standards and data policies
- FAIRmetrics pre-print
Everyone interested in the process of identifying and maintaining a central list of core data resources critical for any scientific domain.
- Life scientists
- Librarians and publishers
Group chair serving as contact person: Bengt Persson
Type of meeting: Informative meeting