Today 09 September 2021, the GO FAIR US office is announcing the FAIR Data Stewardship listserv, email@example.com. Subscribe to the listserv at http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/fair-data-stewardship.
Data in Action Spotlight- Advancing the Study of the Body’s Metabolic Systems through Bold Approaches in Data Repository Management
Have you ever wondered how the “normal” resting heart rate for your age group, used by your doctor, was determined or how the American Diabetes Association established the “normal” fasting glucose value? Establishing these “normal” ranges for metabolic data has presented challenges for medical researchers, practitioners, and those that share the information with the public for many years. Understanding these “normal” ranges for metabolism is complex, especially because the human body may contain tens of thousands of metabolites at any one time; each individual molecule could be tied to a variety of processes that together make up the human metabolism. Even so, researchers and practitioners desire a basis of comparison while the field of metabolomics develops. Insights into these processes, combined with advances in genomics, proteomics, the microbiome, and other -omics, are poised to transform human, animal and plant health over the next several years.
San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services (RDS) Chief Strategist Melissa Cragin (principal investigator) and RDS Division Director Christine Kirkpatrick (co-principal investigator) were recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to fund a GO FAIR symposium in the next several months. The production of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data and other digital objects has become a powerful notion throughout the research world, aimed at increasing successful data integration and allowing for seamless service provision across multiple resources and organizations. Kirkpatrick and Cragin serve as leaders for UC San Diego’s FAIR data efforts via the US GO FAIR Office led out of SDSC. Their new award supports work on an early 2022 symposium that will gather input from the broader scientific community on building U.S. capacity for understanding and implementing the FAIR principles for research digital objects.
In May of 2020, Michael Barton, a West Hub affiliate, urged scientists to share their COVID-19 models as a way to ensure that their code was transparent and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). His call to action brought 56,000 individuals to his social and ecological model gateway called CoMSES.Net (Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences).
Chris Turner, a data librarian in Anchorage, Alaska at Axiom Data Science, recently spoke with science writer Kim Bruch from West Hub about his most recent data-related projects and how he strives to keep data FAIR.
On 30 April 2021, GO FAIR US hosted a Data Stewardship Interest Group Meeting with roughly 70 registered attendees from the following organizations:
On 22 January 2021, and 01 February 2021, I presented on the topic of “FAIR Data & Software in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle” to dkNET and the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The presentation (see slides) is a slimmed down version of a much longer session that is run at the Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute (see Zenodo record and slides).
On 2020 August 27-28, 29 participants from 21 institutions and 11 countries took part in the CarpentryCon @ Home - Library Carpentry FAIR Data & Software lesson sprint. The ultimate goal of the sprint was to develop a shared FAIR lesson that communities across the world can benefit from. Overall, participants made 35 commits, including 347 additions and 62 deletions, and closed 9 issues out of 16 opened during the sprint. Lesson development also occurred outside of GitHub, in Etherpads and Google Docs, and is in the process of being merged. Thanks to all the participants and their contributions!
New Network Facilitates Information Collection and Exchange of Worldwide COVID-19 Data for Researchers and Policy Makers
Today, July 17, 2020, we are announcing the launch of the GO FAIR US website. The GO FAIR Professional Development Workshop (February 25-27, 2020) highlighted a need to create a place to connect FAIR stakeholders and foster a community where FAIR approaches can be shared, discussed, and advanced collaboratively. We see the website playing this central role to furthering our goals.