Monthly Archives: June 2017

FAIRDOM can support the data management of your ERACoBioTech Bids.

FAIRDOM can support the data management component of your ERA CoBioTech bids.

We have prepared a frequently asked questions document. to help you understand more about the data management component of the grant.

To prepare the written data management section we have prepared:

  1. Minimum data management planning checklist
  2. A boiler plate text that you can use and modify.

We encourage people who want to include us to speak directly with us. You can contact us at
Webinar video

Slides from the webinar



FAIRDOM will be at the European Open Science Cloud Summit (12th June 2017)

FAIRDOM will be attending the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Summit today, to help with generating a number of concrete statements related to how the EOSC should be implemented.

The event aims to:

  • take stock of the progress made so far
  • give stakeholders the opportunity to review the Commission’s vision for the European Open Science Cloud
  • build consensus on the implementation plan and next steps

Carole Goble will be representing FAIRDOM, and our community. She will be speaking between 11:50 and 13:00 European Time, and you can catch a live stream of the whole event here:

Digital Life Workshop, Bergen, Norway, 8th May

At the start of this week Natalie Stanford, Olga Krebs, and Ron Henkel, from the FAIRDOM Team, were in Norway providing basic and advanced training for Digital Life Norway.

The agenda for the day included an introduction to FAIRDOM as a whole, followed by a short introduction to Rightfield, then parallel sessions for basic and advanced FAIRDOMHub training. The training goals for the day were:

Basic Training

  • What is the ISA structure?
  • How to create and interlink ISA elements
  • Browsing and downloading information/data from FAIRDOMHub
  • Uploading/registering your own assets in FAIRDOMHub
  • Linking assets to the ISA
  • Registering publications and linking to other assets.

Advanced Training

  • Model management in FAIRDOMHub
    • Creating modelling assay
    • Reproducing modelling experiments registered in FAIRDOMHub
    • Creating SED-ML
    • Creating COMBINE archives
    • Archiving your own modelling work
    • Tracking model evolution
  • Publishing using FAIRDOMHub
    • Why is traditional supplementary data is not enough?
    • What is the ISA structure?
    • Setting up a full ISA structure with attached data and models
    • Making the ISA structure publicly available
    • Snapshotting the ISA and associated data and models
    • Assigning DOIs for linking to within publications.
  • Samples in FAIRDOMHub
    • Learning about the new samples framework
    • Using existing Sample Types within the FAIRDOMHub
    • Using Metadata sheets to describe samples
    • Generating your own samples using forms and templates in FAIRDOMHub



The workshop was a great success, and the tutorials were popular with all 20 participants. It was particularly rewarding to see how well everyone was working together to learn and solve the data management issues of our example data management conundrum at Happy Salmon Co.

The researchers attending the workshop provided feedback on the technical implementation of both modelling and samples handling in the FAIRDOMHub. As a result we hope to start some user experience improvements over the coming months.

We were well looked after by our Norwegian hosts, and all of us look forward to working more with the Digital Life Norway.