Monthly Archives: April 2016

FAIRDOM welcomes our new partner: The Digital Salmon

 

FAIRDOM are pleased to welcome our new partner, The Digital Salmon. The Digital Salmon is part of Norway’s National Centre for Digital Life, which received an investment of 250 million NOK in 2015. FAIRDOM will be supporting The Digital Salmon project to ensure they can produce data and models that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

For more information about The Digital Salmon, and our partnership please visit:
http://fair-dom.org/partners/the-digital-salmon/

Join our User Meeting

We’re excited to announce the first combined user meeting for FAIRDOM. The meeting is for current users, and anyone interested in data and model management, or interested in using the FAIRDOM software and platforms (SEEK, FAIRDOMHub, openBIS, JWSOnline, RightField). It will be held as a satellite meeting of ICSB 2016, running on 15th September 2016 in Barcelona. 10am to 4pm. The best news is that the agenda, and coverage will be largely set by YOU!
At the meeting there will be keynotes, short presentations on real-case use of FAIRDOM software, flash presentations on ‘FAIRDOM in the wild’, and discussion forums where users can discuss the suite of FAIRDOM software.

At the meeting you will:
1. Learn how other research groups formulate their data and model management using FAIRDOM software.
2. Have direct contact with the FAIRDOM Community and Tech Team, who can give you personalised advice on your data and model management, and using FAIRDOM.
3. How users have extended the platforms to include e.g. electronic lab notebooks
4. Be an early audience for our ‘FAIRDOM for Publication’ extension.

You can register here.

Or for more information contact the FAIRDOM Team at community@fair-dom.org

New Blog: Samples Club 2

We held our second Samples Club in Manchester on March 21st-23rd. The meeting was jointly hosted between FAIRDOM and ELIXIR-UK, as part of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE. Participants with an interest in sample metadata and modelling got together to discuss a range of topics related to a sample-centric interoperability framework driven by use cases.

To find out more about the event please visit:
http://fair-dom.org/2016/04/01/samples-club-2/

To find more about Samples Club please visit:
http://fair-dom.org/communities/samples-club/

Samples Club 2

Our second Samples Club was held in Manchester, just before easter, on March 21st-23rd. The meeting was jointly hosted between FAIRDOM and ELIXIR-UK, as part of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE. Participants with an interest in sample metadata and modelling got together to discuss a range of topics related to a sample centric interoperability framework driven by use cases.  A broad range of European and national projects were represented including (but not limited to) BioSamples, BBMRI, CORBEL, ISBE, SynBioChem, FAIRDOM, RD-Connect, ISA, the BD2K centres, CEDAR and BioCADDIE, and Ocean Sampling Day (OSD).

A number of working groups were formed in order to continue work on key topics that emerged from the meeting. These included:

Working Group 1

Sample meta-data profiles.  Based on a faceted projection of sample ‘primary type’, develop recommendations for a standardised set of associated attribute profiles based on minimum information standards (e.g. MIABIS, MIGS, MIMARKS)

Working Group 2

Tools for sample meta-data enrichment. Defining tools (Zooma, SORTA, RightField) for ontological enrichment of metadata from legacy data to point of capture;

Working Group 3

Sample interoperability framework. Proposal of a best practice framework for modelling sample-sample interactions exploring the benefits of process, procedure chain

Working Group 4

Tools for sample meta-data management. Harmonising data interoperability between tools (such as SEEK4Science, BioSamples, MOLGENIS, ISA) for sample metadata management.

Samples Club has been established as an open group that aims to develop an extensible and interoperable framework for the representation of sample meta-data as a recommendation for use across the European Life Science infrastructures, products and services. It’s a club that anyone can join. If you have an interest, particularly if you have a samples related use case please get involved by mailing: samples-club+subscribe@googlegroups.com or community@fair-dom.org