Delivering ELIXIR-UK

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Computer Science

Abstract

ELIXIR is a project that is designed to construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure for biological information in Europe. Owing to the dearth of individuals who can take advantage of large biological data sets, we have decided to focus the UK's ELIXIR node on training.

This is the century of biology, and genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics ('omics and bioinformatics) lie at its heart. The computer is an essential tool and now drives many critical aspects of the scientific process hence scientists need to know how to gain most advantage from it. Despite the central role of computing in science today:

- Most research scientists are ill-equipped to take advantage of the data 'bonanza' that is emanating from new technologies. Critical training needs across the community are, broadly, in the analysis and the interpretation of genome-scale data of many types, including next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Genomics is the area of greatest training need as it lies at the intersection of many fast-moving research disciplines.

- Many infrastructure technologists (career bioinformaticians) are ill-equipped to offer scalable, sustainable solutions for managing and interpreting data arising from this flood of technological advances. Critical training needs are in techniques and practices for data management, integration, compute and software, tools, services and standards.

The ELIXIR-UK Core Organisations are: the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Edinburgh; the NERC Environmental Omics Synthesis Centre; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; the Genome Analysis Centre; and, University College London. Additional participating organisations are: the Software Sustainability Institute UK; the Hartree Centre; and the University of Dundee. Other organisations (UK and ELIXIR-wide) will be incorporated to provision training.

Technical Summary

The Node's training mission will be delivered in four ways:

(a) The organisation of training through ten cooperating Training Sectors where UK skills are strong, training needs have been identified, and training capabilities already exist. Each sector is led by established researchers in their fields, and many co-operations between the Sector Leads already exist. Each Sector Lead is responsible for: (i) representing the sector at initial Training the Trainers (TTT) events; (ii) organisation of an initial workshop that performs a training gap analysis for the sector, and (iii) fund-raising for resources that aim to plug these training gaps.

(b) These training gaps will also be filled by trainers' skills being developed by workshops that exchange ideas and best practice among sectors. ELIXIR-UK will be particularly supportive of training delivered at the
interface between different sectors. Existing training resources will be collated and new training materials
developed and disseminated at every opportunity.

(c) The development of a pilot Training e-Support Service platform that will seek, among other things, to offer the crucial means of registering and discovering training materials, face-to-face training opportunities
and training-relevant resources, and will progressively deliver forms of training online. A feasibility study will
be undertaken on whether pipelines could be developed to permit ELIXIR trainers to disseminate their own
training content on-line, whilst maintaining a separate copy in their home training institution.

(d) Development, management and monitoring of outcomes of the training activities through three posts who (i) support the Training Sector Leads, (ii) coordinate the redefinition of of training agendas with UK scientists, industry, grant-giving bodies and other ELIXIR Nodes, and (iii) will foster, mentor and support the community of trainings, across all sectors, in the UK and Europe.

Planned Impact

For Academic Impact please see 'Academic Beneficiaries'.

Industrial Impact.
Industry has a critical requirement for data sources, data integration, visualization and analysis tools, and for training related to these, across the broad spectrum of data types relevant to life sciences. The ELIXIR WP3 industry report refers to: protein and nucleotide sequencing; genomic information; genetic variation; small molecules; proteomics; transcriptomics; macromolecular structures; scientific literature analysis; ontologies or controlled vocabularies; and pathway and interaction information. In the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, consumer markets and agri-food sectors small molecule data, protein sequence and structure, as well as pathways are of critical importance. Genomic data, genomic variation, and links to phenotypes are important in plant and animal breeding. Food security can only be supported by scientifically driven research and by making the fruits of this research available to academic, governmental and industrial scientists.

Scientists in large companies, medium and small size organizations can be overwhelmed by the complexity and volume of data. Repetition of in house custom solutions is not cost effective so a new landscape of pre-competitive collaborations is emerging. Training in understanding ranges of data types, interactions and agile integration are prerequisites for efficient industrial research. Tools such as semantic web data integration techniques, controlled vocabulary / ontology definition and metadata capture are key for modern data driven biological research but adoption of these techniques in industry will require education and training.

ELIXIR-UK will engage with industry in a number of ways:
- through industry organisations such as EFPIA, Pistoia (Pharma), and BioNOW (BioTech SMEs), systematically developing those links to inform its training content and training methods;
- awareness raising in industry of ELIXIR tools and resources, and providing training in them;
- packaging platform distributions such as BioLinux in other informatics sectors, such as cheminformatics;
- using industry for provisioning training and hosting training events;
- brokering access to high-end training needs in ICT literacy (e.g. HPC).

Societal impact:
Manchester specifically focuses on: the development of the Training e-Support Service; the adaptation and rollout of Software Carpentry (www.software-carpentry.org, "Helping scientists build better software since 1998") across UK and European Life Science; and in the oversight of the technical infrastructure aspects of ELIXIR-UK.

As ELIXIR is an *infrastructure* programme the impact of the work proposed - to ensure better e-infrastructure - is significant:
- on the quality, robustness, reliability, sustainability and fidelity of software and software services contributing to the infrastructure;
- on the ability of the bioinformatics and developer community to adopt and adapt ELIXIR infrastructure and software from elsewhere;

The importance of better and more reproducible and reusable software has been recognised in the Life Sciences in recent years (e.g. Nature 467, 775-777 (2010), Computational science: ...Error ...why scientific programming does not compute). ELIXIR-UK is an opportunity to affect change and affect new and better practice.

Publications

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Beard N (2020) TeSS: a platform for discovering life-science training opportunities. in Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)

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Goble C (2020) FAIR Computational Workflows in Data Intelligence

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Goble C (2017) Bioschemas.org

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Gray A.J.G. (2017) Bioschemas: From potato salad to protein annotation in CEUR Workshop Proceedings

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Groth P (2020) FAIR Data Reuse - the Path through Data Citation in Data Intelligence

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Horro C (2017) BioCIDER: a Contextualisation InDEx for biological Resources discovery. in Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)

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Van Rijswijk M (2017) The future of metabolomics in ELIXIR. in F1000Research

 
Description In this award ELIXIR-UK, established itself as a node of the ELIXIR community.
It established a UK and European lead in coordinating a training programme across ELIXIR and across the UK.

It has:
- established training needs through workshops
- established a programme of Software and Data Carpentry workshops in the UK and across the ELIXIR EU Nodes
- co-founded a Data Carpentry international initiative
- participated in ELIXIR activities, notably standards, interoperability and software registry
- participated in international standards activities in the Research Data Alliance
- participated in national level co-work with the NIH BD2K Commons Program, notably the BioCADDIE WGs on data discovery, identifiers, metadata profiles and training.
- co-established a statistics training activity with ABPI/SIP/Cogent leading to the piloting of http://www.statschoices.org.uk/ and workshops with Cambridge
- developed the TeSS Training Portal for ELIXIR's training materials.
- lead the Bioschemas flagship for marking up datasets and web based resources, including training, for harvesting and indexing.
- 2/3 ELIXIR portals are from the UK Node: TeSS (training portal) and FAIRsharing (standards registry).
- 28 ELIXIR-UK Services have Service Delivery Plans for ELIXIR. - CATH database elected as an ELIXIR Core Data Resource.
- Earlham Institute established as ELIXIR-UK legal entity.
- 19 Universities and Research Institutes signed a Collaboration Agreement.
- ELIXIR-UK established the best practice for selecting Node Resources.

ELIXIR-UK co-led the ELIXIR Training Platform (2015-2020 ) and ELIXIR-EXCELERATE WP on interoperability (2015-2021).
ELIXIR-UK is a leading participant in an extensive number of follow-on EU ELIXIR projects including: ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, IMI FAIRplus, ELIXIR-CONVERGE, EJP-RD, and EOSC-Life. ELIXIR-UK also participates in EOSC projects ESOC-Enhance and EOSC-Pilot

ELIXIR-UK continues to play a major role in ELIXIR. ELIXIR-UK was explicitly cited in the UKRI UK's Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap "Significant expansion of the UK node of ELIXIR to support BioFAIR, a data sustainability institute supporting the coordination and development of UK life science data"
Exploitation Route The TeSS online training platform, curriculums, training materials, training programme and training methodologies have been taken forward through the ELIXIR programme and used by Life Scientists throughout Europe. The TeSS continues to be the flagship training resource for ELIXIR through funding provided by the ELIXIR Commissioned Service program and follow-on EU projects.

28 ELIXIR-UK Node data, training, tools and interoperability services have Service Delivery Plans to contribute to ELIXIR's service portfolio. 2/3 ELIXIR portals are from the UK Node: TeSS (training portal) and FAIRsharing (standards registry).

ELIXIR-UK established the best practice for selecting Node Resources. Three resources (InterMine, ISATools and FAIRsharing) are recognised as Recommended Interoperabiity Resources. ELIXIR-UK is taking a greater role in the Tools platform through its work in workflow portability and registries, and leads the Bioschemas initiative for universal markup of web-based bio resources. ELIXIR-UK members are partners in several ELIXIR EU projects (EOSC Life, IMI FAIRPlus, ELIXIR-Converge) and participated in EOSCPilot and EOSC Enhance through ELIXIR. We participate in 7 ELIXIR Communities and lead 2, several Focus Groups and in 21 ELIXIR Implementation studies.
ELIXIR-UK leads the Bioschemas.org initiative to markup life science web resources with machine processable metadata.

Notably the UK is recognised as leading the training activities of ELIXIR through the TeSS portal and its work on training metrics and the Carpentries.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://elixir-uk.org/
 
Description ELIXIR UK, a part of the ELIXIR community, is taking a UK and European lead in training. ELIXIR UK's aim, to facilitate access to training in UK and across Europe for scientists in both academia and industry, will allow researchers to combine their experimental expertise with available computational infrastructure to address critical research questions. Only then will biological Big Data be transformed efficiently into meaningful results that lead to new discoveries and innovations. To achieve this, ELIXIR UK is identifying training needs across the UK and European life sciences sector, and fill these training gaps by developing a new training strategy together with scientists, specialised centres and key organisations. ELIXIR UK will also support international collaborations to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other organisations from all over Europe - together filling skills gaps, strengthening science across Europe, and setting the agenda for training needs in the future. ELIXIR-UK now co-leads the ELIXIR Training Platform (all 21 nodes participate) and co-runs the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE WP on training. ELIXIR-UK has established the TeSS Training Portal for ELIXIR and rolled out a programme of Software and Data Carpentry training across the ELIXIR nodes and in the UK in partnership with the UK's Software Sustainability Institute. Released a website to act as a focus for developing training activity in statistics. (www.statschoices.org.uk), which contains a growing set of resources and information about the wider Statistics Training Signposting project. During the lifetime of the project ELIXIR-UK expanded its remit beyond training to include Data Resources, Interoperability Services, Tools as well as Training. 15 UK organisations signed to the ELIXIR-UK Consortium Agreement and members are beginning to win "implementation study" awards from ELIXIR. 15 services have Service Delivery Plans for services for ELIXIR and 2/3 ELIXIR Portals are UK services (TeSS and FAIRsharing). In 2017 CATH/Gene3D won recognition as Core Data Resource status from the ELIXIR Data Platform and in 2018 InterMine, ISATools and FAIRsharing won Recommended Interoperability Resource status. The UK Node also leads work on Bioschemas (bioschemas.org) - a flagship project of ELIXIR to markup in a lightweight way datasets, tools, training that are on the web using the schema.org commercial "standard"; hence enabling indexing by other registries and index engines. The ELIXIR UK Node also makes major contributions to the Tools Platform of ELIXIR through its work on workflow interoperability (Common Workflow Language), containerisation and workflow registries. The Node leads work on a workflow collaboratory for life science projects on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC Life) and in 2020 launched the WorkflowHub 6 months early to support the sharing of COVID-19 processing pipelines. The registry is part of the EU COVID Data Portal https://www.covid19dataportal.org and was highlighted as the prime success by the review panel of EOSC-Life. This work is co-lead by myself and Frederik Coppens (ELIXIR-BE) leading a team of 49 participants from 10 countries. The node has a leadership role in FAIR principles, with several Node members as authors of the seminal Nature article on FAIR Principles for Scientific Data (Scientific Data volume 3, Article number: 160018 (2016) over 1000 citations) - which has influenced national, European and International data sharing and open science policy. Partnered with Software Sustainability Institute and BBSRC to develop guidance or software outputs in funding awards, and ran a national workshop on licensing In 2021 ELIXIR-UK won a UKRI Innovation Fellowship award to develop training for Reseach Data Management for Life Scientists in the uk and develop an network of RDM stewards. ELIXIR-UK also co-lead the RDMKIt, and web-based toolkit for Life Scientists and data stewards developed under the CONVERGE project. The RDMKit will be launched in March 31 2021 just 8 months after its inception, and is already incorporated into the European Commission's Horizon Europe data management planning recommendations. ELIXIR-UK is working with MRC, BBSRC and Wellcome to establish BioFAIR - a national institute for Life Science data and software stewardship. Currently undertaking a feasibility study and won a UKRI Innovation Fellowship award to seed the preparation for a UKRI SPF bid ELIXIR-UK also co-leads the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform, which, although is outwith the core remit of this award.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description FAIRsharing features in the Case Study report by the UK the Open Research Data Task Force.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7753...
 
Description FAIRsharing is endorsed by the Research Data Alliance, as one of the few flagship outputs
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/fairsharing-registry-connecting-data-policies-standards-databases-...
 
Description FAIRsharing is one of the elements mentioned in the "Framework for Discipline-specific Research Data Management" report by Science Europe.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SE_Guidance_Document_RDMPs.pdf
 
Description FAIRsharing is one of the resources recommended by the EU EOSC "Turning FAIR into Reality" report.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is one of the resources recommended by the UK Jisc "FAIR in Practice report".
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended by major scholarly publishers and journals
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://fairsharing.org/communities#adopters
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended by the STM association of scholarly publishers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.stm-researchdata.org/
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Country Sheets Analysis" report by European Commission's EOSC (2020)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "FAIR Metrics for EOSC" report by European Commission's EOSC (2021)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Horizon 2020 - Annotated Model Grant Agreement": guideline by the European Commission.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/amga/h2020-amga_en.pdf
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Horizon 2020 projects working on COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and related topics" report by European Commission (2020)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/hi/oa-pilot/h2020-guidelines-oa-covi...
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Recommendations on certifying services required to enable FAIR within EOSC" report by European Commission's EOSC (2021)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Six Recommendations for implementation of FAIR practice" report by European Commission's EOSC (2020)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities" report by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://doi.org/10.7486/DRI.tq582c863
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things" guideline by the Library Carpentry.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://librarycarpentry.org/Top-10-FAIR/
 
Description FAIRsharing is recommended in the "Turning FAIR into Reality" report by the European Commission's Expert Group on FAIR Data.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/7769a148-f1f6-11e8-9982-01aa75ed71a1/langua...
 
Description G7 Open Science Working Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact developing G7 policy on open science
 
Description Nominated member of the FAIR European Data Champion Board
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.fairsfair.eu/advisory-board/egfc
 
Description Nominated member of the GO-FAIR Executive Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.go-fair.org/go-fair-initiative/governance/executive-board/
 
Description OECD Revisions Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Revise the Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding, including the introduction of Software
URL https://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/enhanced-data-access.htm
 
Description Bioschemas: Community Adoption and Training
Amount € 163,340 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description CORBEL, Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services
Amount € 296,000 (EUR)
Funding ID INFRADEV-4-2014-2015, 654248 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description EINFRA-EOSC - EOSC-Life
Amount £23,745,978 (GBP)
Funding ID 824087 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2023
 
Description ELIXIR 2018-CWL Implementation Study
Amount € 15,000 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description ELIXIR 2018-compatiblecloud/2018-variations Widening Participation Implementation Study
Amount € 45,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ELIXIR 2018-compatiblecloud/2018-variations 
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description ELIXIR 2018-structure Implementation Study
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2018-structure 
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description ELIXIR Bioschemas Implementation Study
Amount € 352,066 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017-bioschemas 
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description ELIXIR Hub 2017-userperspective Implementation study
Amount € 45,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017-userperspective 
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description ELIXIR Implementation Study on Data Validation
Amount € 162,614 (EUR)
Funding ID 2018-validation 
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description ELIXIR-CONVERGE
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 871075 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2023
 
Description ELIXIR-EXCELERATE
Amount € 540,000 (EUR)
Funding ID INFRADEV-3-2015, 676559 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description EOSC Enhance: Enhancing the EOSC portal and connecting thematic clouds
Amount € 1,999,700 (EUR)
Funding ID 871160 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 12/2019 
End 11/2021
 
Description EOSC-Life, Providing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe
Amount € 23,745,996 (EUR)
Funding ID INFRAEOSC-04-2018, H2020-EU.1.4.1.1, 824087 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2023
 
Description FAIRplus
Amount £3,996,150 (GBP)
Funding ID 802750 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2022
 
Description H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2 EOSCpilot The European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot,
Amount € 10,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 739563 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description INFRADEV-3-2015, 676559, ELIXIR-EXCELERATE
Amount € 19,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID INFRADEV-3-2015, 676559 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description ISA-InterMine: accelerating and rewarding data sharing
Amount £1,174,660 (GBP)
Funding ID 208381/A/17/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description Innovation Scholarship: FAIR Data Stewards Training Project
Amount £711,983 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V038966/1 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2023
 
Description PREP-IBISBA Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator Preparatory Phase
Amount € 3,995,065 (EUR)
Funding ID 871118 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2023
 
Description SYNTHESYS PLUS Synthesis of systematic resources
Amount € 11,325,200 (EUR)
Funding ID INFRAIA-01-2018-2019, H2020-EU.1.4.1.2, 823827 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2023
 
Description Standardizing the fluxomics workflows
Amount € 202,621 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2020
 
Description The FAIRsharing service: supporting the research life-cycle
Amount £742,702 (GBP)
Funding ID 212930/Z/18/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 07/2023
 
Title Continued improvements to the ISA toolkit 
Description Started in 2003 and first released in 2007, the ISA tools have been developed over time by the Oxford team and collaborators or directly contributed by partnering contributors, via the ISA Commons collaborative community. Short description of the developments and achievements of the resource over the last year: • Awarded Wellcome Trust funds (2018-2021), as collaborative project with the University of Cambridge's InterMine team to link the two resources and reward researchers for annotating and publish FAIR data; also, ISA is embedded in two ELIXIR Implementation Studies, on a Plant-focused data validation and on metabolomics. • With the uptake of ISA-Galaxy tools (https://github.com/ISA-tools/isatools-galaxy) and integration with the Galaxy Framework, ISA has struck a major milestone by showcasing how prospective data management can be done, demonstrating a full deposition workflow to Metabolights and creating training material (10.7490/f1000research.1115757.1). • Jupyter notebooks (https://github.com/ISA-tools/dtp-isa-exercises) have been developed as teaching material to showcase the use of ISA-API in various context to undergraduate and postgraduate courses on data readiness. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Community use and impact is tracked via the ISA Commons, which currently has over 40 international groups, projects, and organizations that use and contribute to the development of components of the ISA metadata tracking framework. Therefore, we can say that the ISA user base ranges from hundreds to thousands of researchers from increasingly diverse domains (ranging from -omics, cell-based research, biomedical nanotechnology, plant phenotyping, toxicology, biodiversity, metagenomics, stem cell research, system biology, neuroscience, microbial science and immunology), and goes beyond researchers, curators, others resource developers and service providers, to also include journals. For example, ISA is used by the University of Oxford' GigaScience and underpins Springer Nature's Scientific Data data journal, supporting intelligent data sharing and credit; ISA is used to describe the experiment and to provide browse and search functionality for Scientific Data's content (http://scientificdata.isa-explorer.org). The ISA framework is currently embedded in a number of UK, EC and NIH and pharma funded infrastructure and research projects; here are exemplars from the ELIXIR UK Node and other Nodes: o EMBL-EBI MetaboLights' new web-based submission relies on ISA-JSON format to build web component and on the ISA-API to validate, convert experiments represented in ISA objects. o BBSRC-funded COPO infrastructure relies on the ISA API, ISA-JSON serialization and on the ISA configurations to support plant-based experiment molecular profiling experiments; it also used the ISAconverter to deposit to the ENA database. o ELIXIR-UK Node partners, University of Birmingham and Imperial College London use ISA Galaxy Tools, ISA-API and ISA validator - as part of their work in the UK Phenome Centre - to collect data prospectively but also organise public deposition to repositories. o ELIXIR Plant Community's MIAPPE standards and BrAPI rely on availability of ISA parsers and validation tools in the context of data validation programs. 
URL http://isa-tools.org
 
Title Continued improvements to the ISA toolkit and the new Datascriptor component 
Description Started in 2003 and first released in 2007, the ISA tools (http://isa-tools.org) have been developed over time by the Oxford team and collaborators or directly contributed by partnering contributors, via the ISA Commons collaborative community (https://www.isacommons.org). Key work over the last year is the development of a new component, the Datascriptor: https://datascriptor.org, as part of the Wellcome Trust award (2018-2021), a collaborative project with the University of Cambridge's InterMine team. Leveraging our experience and links with the communities, we are designing an open-source web-based tool - part of an ecosystem of existing annotation and authoring systems - to help researchers to use community standards to describe their (meta)data at the source, and capitalize on their effort to accelerate the creation of a data article. In addition major advances have been made to the ISA API also working with the ELIXIR Plant and Metabolomics communities. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Community use and impact is tracked via the ISA Commons, which currently has over 40 international groups, projects, and organizations that use and contribute to the development of components of the ISA metadata tracking framework. Therefore, we can say that the ISA user base ranges from hundreds to thousands of researchers from increasingly diverse domains (ranging from -omics, cell-based research, biomedical nanotechnology, plant phenotyping, toxicology, biodiversity, metagenomics, stem cell research, system biology, neuroscience, microbial science and immunology), and goes beyond researchers, curators, others resource developers and service providers, to also include journals. For example, ISA is used by the University of Oxford' GigaScience and underpins Springer Nature's Scientific Data data journal, supporting intelligent data sharing and credit; ISA is used to describe the experiment and to provide browse and search functionality for Scientific Data's content (http://scientificdata.isa-explorer.org). The ISA framework is currently embedded in a number of UK, EC and NIH and pharma funded infrastructure and research projects; here are exemplars from the ELIXIR UK Node and other Nodes: (i) EMBL-EBI MetaboLights' new web-based submission relies on ISA-JSON format to build web component and on the ISA-API to validate, convert experiments represented in ISA objects. (ii) BBSRC-funded COPO infrastructure relies on the ISA API, ISA-JSON serialization and on the ISA configurations to support plant-based experiment molecular profiling experiments; it also used the ISAconverter to deposit to the ENA database. (iii) ELIXIR-UK Node partners, University of Birmingham and Imperial College London use ISA Galaxy Tools, ISA-API and ISA validator - as part of their work in the UK Phenome Centre - to collect data prospectively but also organise public deposition to repositories. (iv) ELIXIR Plant Community's MIAPPE standards and BrAPI rely on availability of ISA parsers and validation tools in the context of data validation programs. 
URL https://datascriptor.org
 
Title FAIR Cookbook, online recipes on our to make data FAIR 
Description A new online resource with recipes to: learn how to FAIRify exemplar datasets, putting the FAIR principles in practices; learn about levels and indicators of FAIRness; the maturity model, the technologies and tools available to assess and improve FAIRness; learn about the skills required, as well as the challenges. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It is work in progress, however the work has already attracted prospective users and parties interested in contributing. This has also led to a collaboration with the Pistoia Alliance, to link the FAIR Cookbook to the Pistoia's FAIR Toolkit; and with the Alan Turing Institute's the Turing Way Book on reproducibility, since the FAIR Cookbook uses the Turing Way Book's styling guideline and build process. 
URL https://fairplus.github.io/the-fair-cookbook/content/home.html
 
Title FAIRassist, the FAIRsharing educational component 
Description FAIRassist is the new educational component of the well established FAIRsharing resource, and aims to help users to discover resources to measure and improve FAIRness. FAIRassist implements a phased rollout of its content, working with and for the community. The initial step is to list and describe existing resources for the assessment and/or evaluation of digital objects against the FAIR principles, which are aspirational. The focus is on manual questionnaires, checklists and automated tests that help users understand how to achieve a state of "FAIRness", and how this can be measured and improved. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Many resources have registered their system, and users have requested we expand the context to add pointers to existing guidances on FAIR. 
URL https://fairassist.org
 
Title RDMKit 
Description RDMKit is a web-based Research Data Management toolkit for life science data stewards/researcher sponsored by ELIXIR, and co-lead by ELIXIR-UK. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Still to be released to the public it has already be identified by the Open Science Unit of the European Commission as a key resource for Horizon Europe. Also positively received by Open Science Unit BEIS and Wellcome Trust. 
URL https://rdmkit.elixir-europe.org/
 
Title Re-launching BioSharing as FAIRsharing and improving it 
Description FAIRsharing, now is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to databases and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resource more discoverable, more widely adopted and cited. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Launched in 2011, as BioSharing and re-launched as FAIRsharing in 2017, this resource is at the epicentre of FAIR-enabling activities, delivering guidance, tools and services with and for a variety of stakeholders. As these activities mature, we will implement them in, or connect them to, the FAIRsharing resource itself. FAIRsharing has a growing userbase encompassing institutions, libraries, journal publishers, infrastructure programmes, societies and other organizations or projects that in turn serve and guide individual researchers or other stakeholders on research data management matters. 
URL https://fairsharing.org/communities
 
Title Redevelopment of the FAIRsharing resource 
Description Funded by the new Wellcome Trust award (2019-2023), we are in the process or redesign and redeveloping FAIRsharing as an open source system, with new and friendly features to grow, access and use the content. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Work has just started, but to ensure continued impact in the stakeholder community, FAIRsharing redevelopment and it is guided by a new Advisory Board, organised in a small group of Executive Advisors and a larger group of Stakeholder Advisors that represent the users and adopters: https://fairsharing.org/communities#governance 
 
Title WorkflowHub 
Description WorkflowHub is a Computational Workflow registry that is workflow management system agnostic, where workflows may remain in their native repositories in their native forms. It has been sponsored by a collection of European projects including Synthesys+, EOSC-Life, IBISBA and BioExcel. Although developed for Life Sciences it is discipline agnostic. It is based on the FAIRDOM-SEEK platform. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact An open community of 49 participants from 10 countries work together to co-develop the Hub. To respond to the COVID-19 crisis the Hub was established and launched 6 months early in April 2021 to support the sharing of COVID-19 processing pipelines. It had its beta release in Sept 2021 and is already incorporated into the ELIXIR European Research Infrastructure for Life Science data Tools ecosystem. The registry is now part of the EU COVID Data Portal https://www.covid19dataportal.org and was highlighted as the prime success by the review panel of EOSC-Life. It currently has 83 well curated workflows from 5 different systems and 110 contributors. 
URL https://workflowhub.eu
 
Title terms4FAIRskills, a terminology for FAIR stewardship skills 
Description The terms4FAIRskills project aims to create a formalised terminology that describes the competencies, skills and knowledge associated with making and keeping data FAIR. When mature, this terminology will apply to a variety of use cases, including: - To assist with the creation and assessment of stewardship curricula; - To facilitate the annotation, discovery and evaluation of FAIR-enabling materials (e.g. training) and resources; - To enable the formalisation of job descriptions and CVs with recognised, structured competencies. The completed terminology will be of use to trainers who teach FAIR data skills, researchers who wish to identify skill gaps in their teams and managers who need to recruit individuals to relevant roles. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The terms4FAIRskills is still at prototype stagem but -via a number of workshop- it is been tested by prospective users, such as developers and mantainers of online training material and relevant FAIR-enabling resources. 
URL https://terms4fairskills.github.io/
 
Title FAIRsharing 
Description FAIRsharing is a FAIR-supporting resource that provides an informative and educational registry on data standards, databases, repositories and policy, alongside search and visualization tools and services that interoperate with other FAIR-enabling resources. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use standards, databases, repositories and policy with confidence, and producers to make their resources more discoverable, more widely adopted and cited. Each record in FAIRsharing is curated in collaboration with the maintainers of the resource themselves, ensuring that the metadata in the FAIRsharing registry is accurate and timely. Every record is manually reviewed at least once a year. Records can be collated into Collections, based on a project, society or organisation, or Recommendations, where they are collated around a policy, such as a journal or funder data policy. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact FAIRsharing is adopted and reccomended by major funders, publishers, libraries and global organizations, as well as research infrastructure and alliances in all disciplines: https://fairsharing.org/communities 
URL https://fairsharing.org
 
Title WorkflowHub 
Description WorkflowHub is a Computational Workflow registry that is workflow management system agnostic, where workflows may remain in their native repositories in their native forms. It has been sponsored by a collection of European projects including Synthesys+, EOSC-Life, IBISBA and BioExcel. Although developed for Life Sciences it is discipline agnostic. It is based on the FAIRDOM-SEEK platform. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact An open community of 49 participants from 10 countries work together to co-develop the Hub. To respond to the COVID-19 crisis the Hub was established and launched 6 months early in April 2021 to support the sharing of COVID-19 processing pipelines. It had its beta release in Sept 2021 and is already incorporated into the ELIXIR European Research Infrastructure for Life Science data Tools ecosystem. The registry is now part of the EU COVID Data Portal https://www.covid19dataportal.org and was highlighted as the prime success by the review panel of EOSC-Life. It currently has 83 well curated workflows from 5 different systems and 110 contributors. 
URL https://workflowhub.eu
 
Description Bioschemas 
Organisation Bioschemas Community
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof Goble and Dr Gray are part of the governance and leadership team of the Bioschemas Community. Working groups within the community are led by various ELIXIR-UK members (Carlos Horro, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Susanna Sansone, Peter McQuilton, Gabriella Rustici). ELIXIR-UK have made contributions to all aspects of the Bioschemas Community.
Collaborator Contribution The Bioschemas Community brings together life sciences data and resource providers to identify a common and minimal set of Schema.org terms for describing a particular type of resource. The community have published 12 specifications for different resource types.
Impact Bioschemas have published 12 technical specifications for describing life science resources, presented posters at 3 international conferences in computer science and life science domains, and given tutorials on the work.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ELIXIR 
Organisation ELIXIR
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ELIXIR UK is the National Node for the ELIXIR Europe Research Infrastructure. In new work we are developjng a workflow colaboratory for European Life Sciences in the EOSC Life Cluster project. This is based on myExperiment (developed with the myGrid platform), the Common workflow Language and based on the FAIRDOM-SEEK platform developed by the DMMCore project.
Collaborator Contribution An extensive cooperation across Europe for Research Data in Life Sciences, an intergovernmental infrastructure of 21 nation states represented by National Nodes. ELIXIR-UK co-leads TWO of the five Platforms - Interoperability and Training. We chair the Training Coordinators Group, run the Training portal and pioneered train the trainer and carpentry workshops across the National Nodes. In interoperability we lead the Bioschemas.org metadata markup initiative across the nodes, identifier services workflow interoperability. The Node participates in numerous cross-node cooperations and has won funds for 5 Implementation studies channelling funds to its members.
Impact An extensive cooperation across Europe for Research Data in Life Sciences, an intergovernmental infrastructure of 21 nation states represented by National Nodes. ELIXIR-UK co-leads TWO of the five Platforms - Interoperability and Training. We chair the Training Coordinators Group, run the Training portal and pioneered train the trainer and carpentry workshops across the National Nodes. In interoperability we established the Bioschemas.org metadata markup initiative across the nodes, identifier services workflow interoperability. The Node participates in numerous cross-node cooperations and has won funds for 5 Implementation studies channelling funds to its members. Through this partnership Node members are beneficiaries in EU H2020 INFRA projects: CORBEL, EXCELERATE, EOSCpilot
Start Year 2013
 
Description ELIXIR Interoperability Platform and FAIRsharing 
Organisation ELIXIR
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Run by Prof. Sansone group, FAIRsharing (https://fairsharing.org) is a resource on standards, repositories, and data policies endorsed by a growing number of stakeholder communities, including major publishers, funders, libraries and FAIR-supporting organizations. FAIRsharing is part of the ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) to facilitate interoperability and reusability of life science data and support the principles of FAIR data management.
Collaborator Contribution The ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources have been selected by external panel of reviewers, based on the selection criteria published in the Call for RIR application, which measure how they facilitate scientific research and how they improve FAIRness of life science data.
Impact FAIRsharing is and will continue to be used by and further linked to other ELIXIR registries and services.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ELIXIR Interoperability Platform and ISA 
Organisation ELIXIR
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ISA is part of the ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) to facilitate interoperability and reusability of life science data and support the principles of FAIR data management.
Collaborator Contribution The ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources have been selected by external panel of reviewers, based on the selection criteria published in the Call for RIR application, which measure how they facilitate scientific research and how they improve FAIRness of life science data.
Impact ISA is and will continue to be used by and further developed with ELIXIR communities, especially with Plant and Metabolomics use cases.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ELIXIR Metabolomics Community 
Organisation ELIXIR
Department ELIXIR UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My team has contributed ISA-related work to the ELIXIR Metabolomics use case, activities and reports.
Collaborator Contribution We have gained more visibility for the ISA work and now ISA-Tab is a formal format used by the Galaxy analysis toolkit for metabolomics applications.
Impact The ISA framework as the basis for the metadata standards used by this ELIXIR Metabolomics Community and the tools are embedded in the EBI MetaboLights databases, as well as in other international metabolomics resources.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ELIXIR Metabolomics Community 
Organisation ELIXIR
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My team has contributed ISA-related work to the ELIXIR Metabolomics use case, activities and reports.
Collaborator Contribution We have gained more visibility for the ISA work and now ISA-Tab is a formal format used by the Galaxy analysis toolkit for metabolomics applications.
Impact The ISA framework as the basis for the metadata standards used by this ELIXIR Metabolomics Community and the tools are embedded in the EBI MetaboLights databases, as well as in other international metabolomics resources.
Start Year 2017
 
Description FAIRsharing and DMPonline 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution FAIRsharing will provide access the DMPonline with access (via an API) to its interlinked registries, containing both in-house and crowdsourced manually curated descriptions of standards, databases and data policies.
Collaborator Contribution This will allow DMPonline to take another step towards machine-actionability, access and serve to researchers the richly and curated description of standards and respositories served by FAIRsharing.
Impact The collaboration has just started.
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and Data Stewardship Wizard 
Organisation Czech Technical University in Prague
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) is a tool for data management planning. Prof. Sansone's group runs FAIRsharing, a community-recognized curated, informative and educational resource that interlinks community standards to databases, repositories and data policies (by funders and policies). We have worked with the DSW team to surface the right level of information from FAIRsharing to the DSW users, via the respective tools' APIs.
Collaborator Contribution The DSW has accessed relevant FAIRsharing content and displaied for selection to the users, when they define a data management plan.
Impact The questioning in the Data Stewardship Wizard is modelled after the conversation a researcher could have with a data management expert; most questions are closed questions with a limited set of possible answers. Answers on standards and repositories are obtained from linked services, such as FAIRsharing, as illustrated in this figure: https://datascience.codata.org/articles/10.5334/dsj-2019-059/dsj-18-954-g1.png/?action=download
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing and UKRN 
Organisation UK Reproducibility Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution FAIRsharing has joined the UKRN as an affiliate stakeholder. We plan to contribute expertise in FAIR data, as well as development and use of data and metadata standards, repositories and data policies.
Collaborator Contribution This is early stage and the UKRN is being established, but we see the UKRN will be national channel to disseminate and engage around FAIR matters.
Impact The collaboration has just started
Start Year 2021
 
Description FAIRsharing and terms4FAIRskill initiative 
Organisation Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The terms4FAIRskills project aims to create a formalised terminology that describes the competencies, skills and knowledge associated with making and keeping data FAIR. When mature, this terminology will apply to a variety of use cases, including: - To assist with the creation and assessment of stewardship curricula; - To facilitate the annotation, discovery and evaluation of FAIR-enabling materials (e.g. training) and resources; - To enable the formalisation of job descriptions and CVs with recognised, structured competencies. Prof. Sansone and Dr. Peter McQuilton have co-founded the initiative and, with other members of the group, we provide ontology expertise and have built and mantain the OWL file.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contribute use cases for the terminology and hands-on work to build the classification.
Impact The OWL version of the terminology, plus related files, are available at: https://github.com/terms4fairskills/FAIRterminology
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing and terms4FAIRskill initiative 
Organisation ELIXIR
Department ELIXIR UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The terms4FAIRskills project aims to create a formalised terminology that describes the competencies, skills and knowledge associated with making and keeping data FAIR. When mature, this terminology will apply to a variety of use cases, including: - To assist with the creation and assessment of stewardship curricula; - To facilitate the annotation, discovery and evaluation of FAIR-enabling materials (e.g. training) and resources; - To enable the formalisation of job descriptions and CVs with recognised, structured competencies. Prof. Sansone and Dr. Peter McQuilton have co-founded the initiative and, with other members of the group, we provide ontology expertise and have built and mantain the OWL file.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contribute use cases for the terminology and hands-on work to build the classification.
Impact The OWL version of the terminology, plus related files, are available at: https://github.com/terms4fairskills/FAIRterminology
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing and terms4FAIRskill initiative 
Organisation The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The terms4FAIRskills project aims to create a formalised terminology that describes the competencies, skills and knowledge associated with making and keeping data FAIR. When mature, this terminology will apply to a variety of use cases, including: - To assist with the creation and assessment of stewardship curricula; - To facilitate the annotation, discovery and evaluation of FAIR-enabling materials (e.g. training) and resources; - To enable the formalisation of job descriptions and CVs with recognised, structured competencies. Prof. Sansone and Dr. Peter McQuilton have co-founded the initiative and, with other members of the group, we provide ontology expertise and have built and mantain the OWL file.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contribute use cases for the terminology and hands-on work to build the classification.
Impact The OWL version of the terminology, plus related files, are available at: https://github.com/terms4fairskills/FAIRterminology
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing and terms4FAIRskill initiative 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The terms4FAIRskills project aims to create a formalised terminology that describes the competencies, skills and knowledge associated with making and keeping data FAIR. When mature, this terminology will apply to a variety of use cases, including: - To assist with the creation and assessment of stewardship curricula; - To facilitate the annotation, discovery and evaluation of FAIR-enabling materials (e.g. training) and resources; - To enable the formalisation of job descriptions and CVs with recognised, structured competencies. Prof. Sansone and Dr. Peter McQuilton have co-founded the initiative and, with other members of the group, we provide ontology expertise and have built and mantain the OWL file.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner contribute use cases for the terminology and hands-on work to build the classification.
Impact The OWL version of the terminology, plus related files, are available at: https://github.com/terms4fairskills/FAIRterminology
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation AfricArXiv
Country Benin 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Cambridge University Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Faculty of 1000
Department F1000 Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation GigaScience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Hindawi
Country Egypt 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Life Science Alliance
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Oxford University Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation PeerJ
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation The Royal Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation UCL Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation Ubiquity Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Peer Review 
Organisation eLife
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible. The Initiative, which grew from a need to improve efficiency of peer review and publishing of crucial COVID-19 research, began in April 2020 and now involves over 20 publishers, industry experts, and scholarly communication organizations, supporting over 1,800 rapid reviewers across relevant fields. FAIRsharing is part of this initiative, because making data available is not enough, sharing it via the appropriate repositories -that also implement the relevant data and metadata standards- is essential.
Collaborator Contribution The COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Impact Volunteer Reviewer Form (April 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7MILluJtO9xV2QXznWVd66UQU4puow4wSk7iwLz7iYcykfA/viewform?highlight=COVID-19 Press release: Data Deposition Required For All C19 Rapid Review Publishers (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers?highlight=COVID-19 Guest post - Update: COVID-19 Rapid Reviewers Collaboration (January 2021): https://oaspa.org/guest-post-update-covid-19-rapid-reviewers-collaboration/?highlight=COVID-19 FAIRsharing Data Policy Collection (January 2021): https://fairsharing.org/collection/C19RR?highlight=COVID-19
Start Year 2020
 
Description FAIRsharing and the Centre for Open Science 
Organisation Center for Open Science (COS)
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Center for Open Science (COS, cos.io) is a non-profit technology company with a mission to increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. It works to achieve this mission through meta-scientific research to quantify the barriers to reproducibility, advocacy and outreach to stakeholder organizations to remove those barriers, summarized in the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines (cos.io/top), and builds infrastructure to enable these solutions (osf.io). Based in Pro. Sansone group in Oxford, FAIRsharing (fairsharing.org) is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. In this context, the organizations are carrying out a joint project to increase the number and the clarity of journal and research funder policies that effectively incentivize data sharing, among other goals. The TOP Guidelines consist of eight specific standards that funder and publishers of scientific research can use to implement better research practices. The FAIRsharing registry exists to bring clarity and discoverability to existing data policies. By working together these two organizations will classify the recommendations these policies contain, to improve their definition, comparability and ultimately clarity of guidance to the users (authors and awardees). Initially, an exemplar set of policies, already in FAIRsharing, has been commonly curated and their compliance to the TOP Data Transparency standard assessed; a mechanism will be developed to display the level of compliance in FAIRsharing. Progressively, the work will expand to cover more policies; additional sorting and discovery features will be added to help users to find and compare policies.
Collaborator Contribution COS team has developed the TOP standard and calculated the score of these policies.
Impact A growing number of policies (from funders and journals: https://fairsharing.org/policies/) have a TOP Level Data Transparency score visible in their FAIRsharing record; for example here is the PLOS record in FAIRsharing https://fairsharing.org/FAIRsharing.t2exm showing a TOP Level Data Transparency: 2.
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Cambridge University Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Datacite
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Elsevier
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation European Molecular Biology Organisation
Department EMBO Press
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Faculty of 1000
Department F1000 Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation GigaScience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Hindawi
Country Egypt 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Springer Nature
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Taylor & Francis Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department PLOS Medicine Journal
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation Wiley
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description FAIRsharing, Datacite and major scholarly publishers 
Organisation eLife
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization, that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) with a focus on research data. DataCite's portfolio of services provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. Based in my group, FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to repositories and data policies. FAIRsharing guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, and producers to make their resources more findable, more widely adopted and cited. Both organizations aim to advance and enable FAIR research data. This joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing is set to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. Our contribution has been to bring together publishers (Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, EMBO Press, F1000, Oxford University Press's GigaScience, PLOS, Springer Nature's Scientific Data, Taylor and Francis, Hindawi, and Wiley) that were part of the FAIRsharing network. We have also lead the discussion that has resulted in the proposed criteria, and written the article and run a survey to collect community feedback.
Collaborator Contribution Datacite has assisted with the discussion and dissemination of the work.
Impact Pre-print article: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/N9QJ7 Blog post from a some of the participating publishers: - eLife https://elifesciences.org/inside-elife/7b9ba7ef/elife-latest-criteria-for-data-repository-selection - Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/share-your-thoughts-to-make-data-sharing-simpler-and-more-efficient?sf224886680=1&utm_campaign=MCRED_CMRE_DataElsevier&sf224890780=1 - F1000 https://blog.f1000.com/2019/11/29/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - GigaScience http://gigasciencejournal.com/blog/fairsharing-data-repository-selection/ - Hindawi https://about.hindawi.com/blog/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-request-for-comments/ - Wiley https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/latest-content/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter-we-want-to-hear-from-you - PLOS https://blogs.plos.org/plos/2019/11/request-for-comments-on-data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ Taylor & Francis https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/data-repository-selection-criteria-that-matter/ - Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2019/12/10/openresearch-selecting-a-data-repository-criteria-that-matter - Springer Nature https://researchdata.springernature.com/users/69696-varsha-khodiyar/posts/57690-data-repository-selection-request-for-comments
Start Year 2019
 
Description ISA Commons 
Organisation ISA Commons
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have helped many users, service providers and other developers to implement one or more components of the ISA software suite at their site to fit their data needs.
Collaborator Contribution They have helped us to refine the ISA software suite, filling gaps and tuning it for certain data types.
Impact The ISA Commons is a growing ecosystem of institute-based (e.g. USA NASA GeneLab Data Repository) and global repositories (e.g. EMBL-EBI MetaboLights), as well as data-driven journals (e.g. Springer Nature Scientific Data) that use the ISA formats, and/or are powered by one or more component of the ISA software suite. But also grass-root standards groups that leverage on the ISA data model and formats. The sustainability and maintenance of the ISA data model, formats, and tools, is guided by the ISA Working Group.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Oxford eResearch Centre 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford E-Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - For the FAIRDOM project (BBSRC SysMO-DB1, SysMO-DB2, DMMCore) we use the OeRC ISA Structure as the backbone of the SEEK4Science software we use for the FAIRDOMHub Commons. - For ELIXIR-UK, OeRC are partners in metadata interoperability services, notably Biosharing.org
Collaborator Contribution - For the FAIRDOM project (BBSRC SysMO-DB1, SysMO-DB2, DMMCore) we use the OeRC ISA Structure as the backbone of the SEEK4Science software we use for the FAIRDOMHub Commons. Co-developing ISA2 - For ELIXIR-UK, OeRC are partners in metadata interoperability services, notably Biosharing.org
Impact see outcomes of: SysMO-DB2, DMMCore: Data and Model Management Core for ERASysAPP & Europe, and Delivering ELIXIR-UK
Start Year 2008
 
Description Research Object 
Organisation researchobject.org
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution researchobject.org is a grass roots community to develop and disseminate Research Objects, their concept, adoption, and other latest developments. It was established by Prof Goble's e-Science group and is now a global community with academic and commercial members.
Collaborator Contribution The community have developed specifications, implementations and run a series of international workshops.
Impact Specifications of Research Objects, including RO-Crate http://www.researchobject.org/2019-11-15-ro-crate-1-0/ funding from Elsevier, incorporation into data repositories (DataVerse, Mendeley Data) and the NIH Data Commons Core to the development of the workflow collaboratory for the EOSCLife project (European Open Science Cloud Life). A component of the EU EOSC FAIR Digital Object Framework Multidisciplinary - chiefly the life sciences, biodiversity and computer science
Start Year 2013
 
Title 12 Bioschema profiles for marking up web resources 
Description The Bioschemas Community have developed 12 profiles of the Schema.org vocabulary to provide a standardised approach to marking up life sciences resources. The 12 profiles cover marking up for web resources representing Beacons, Data Catalogues (repositories), Data Records, Data Sets, Events (such as training workshops), Lab Protocols, Proteins, Protein Annotations, Protein Structures, Samples, Software Tools, Training Materials. The ELIXIR-UK community have contributed to all of these profiles, and the proposals for 3 new Schema.org types that some of them are based on (BioChemEntity, DataRecord, LabProtocol). 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The profiles are being adopted by the life sciences community to make their web resources more discoverable through standard search engines such as Google. 
URL http://bioschemas.org/specifications/
 
Title Datascriptor 
Description From structured dataset to data article. Leveraging our experience and links with the communities, we are now designing an open-source web-based tool - part of an ecosystem of existing annotation and authoring systems - to help researchers to use community standards to describe their (meta)data at the source, and capitalize on their effort to accelerate the creation of a data article. The user will be guided to provide (semi)structured descriptions of the experimental design, and of the post-processed data, to generate, respectively, the Methods and a set of statements to populate the Results section of a manuscript. Datascriptor will work: (i) as a stand-alone tool - for anyone to use - implementing generic metadata models, such as W3C Data Catalog vocabulary; and (ii) as a component of the ISA Tools - for its user communities - implementing the ISA metadata model. To output short sentences from the (semi)structured input, we will evaluate a mixed data-to-text approach using template-based and neural-based (i.e. machine learning) methods. To further enrich the content of the manuscript, Datascriptor will connect to existing authoring systems, including Substance, Texture, Stenci.la and Manuscripts, and export the result in JATS format. Our plans also include an export as a DAR file and in LaTeX format. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Work has just started, but to ensure continued impact in the stakeholder community, the Datascriptor User Advisory Board includes a core group of existing collaborators: Thomas Lemberger (EMBO Press), Scott Edmunds (GigaScience), Holly Murray ( F1000), Varsha Khodiyar (Springer Nature). 
 
Title ISA-API Python library 
Description Project name: ISA-API Project home page: http://github.com/ISA-tools/isa-api Operating system(s): Platform independent Programming language: Python 3 Other requirements: None License: CPAL-1.0 ISA-API, a Python library that supports the creation, editing, parsing, and validatiation of both ISA-Tab and ISA-JSON formats, using a common data model implemented as native Python objects. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This provides users with a common interface and interoperable medium between the two ISA formats, as well as conversion to a set of other formats required for depositing data in public databases. 
 
Title RDMKIt 
Description RDMKit is a web-based Research Data Management toolkit for life science data stewards/researcher sponsored by ELIXIR, and co-lead by ELIXIR-UK. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Still to be released to the public it has already be identified by the Open Science Unit of the European Commission as a key resource for Horizon Europe. Also positively received by Open Science Unit BEIS and Wellcome Trust. 
URL https://rdmkit.elixir-europe.org/
 
Title TeSS 
Description One of the goals of ELIXIR (Europe's distributed infrastructure for life-science data) is to train research scientists to better use available computational infrastructures to address critical research questions. This requires access both to face-to-face training opportunities and to disparate training materials and resources, currently dispersed across Europe. TeSS is ELIXIR's training platform, providing a one-stop shop for trainers and trainees, to find online training content such as training materials, events, and interactive tutorials. For ELIXIR nodes, TeSS provides opportunities to promote training events and news, and to contribute to a growing catalogue of materials; for trainers, the portal offers an environment for sharing materials; for trainees, it offers a convenient portal for identifying relevant training events and resources, and navigating specific training tasks via customised workflows 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact TeSS is ELIXIR Research Infrastructure training platform portal for its 23 Nodes and 180 Institutes. It is the flagship training portal for ELIXIR 
URL https://tess.elixir-europe.org
 
Title WorkflowHub 
Description WorkflowHub is a Computational Workflow registry that is workflow management system agnostic, where workflows may remain in their native repositories in their native forms. It has been sponsored by a collection of European projects including Synthesys+, EOSC-Life, IBISBA and BioExcel. Although developed for Life Sciences it is discipline agnostic. It is based on the FAIRDOM-SEEK platform. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact An open community of 49 participants from 10 countries work together to co-develop the Hub. To respond to the COVID-19 crisis the Hub was established and launched 6 months early in April 2021 to support the sharing of COVID-19 processing pipelines. It had its beta release in Sept 2021 and is already incorporated into the ELIXIR European Research Infrastructure for Life Science data Tools ecosystem. The registry is now part of the EU COVID Data Portal https://www.covid19dataportal.org and was highlighted as the prime success by the review panel of EOSC-Life. It currently has 83 well curated workflows from 5 different systems and 110 contributors. 
 
Description Alan Turing - The Turing Way Book; London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Turing Way is an online handbook - and global community - dedicated to fostering gold-standard reproducible research. It's a cultural movement with the potential to transform data science. A book dash is a one day collaborative event where selected contributors are invited to work with others to add to and improve the Turing Way book. I wrote a section on FAIR and FAIRsharing and my experience in research data management. My contribution is also featured in ATI's Impact Story on "Changing the culture of data science".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/impact-stories/changing-culture-data-science
 
Description BBTHub meeting, Earlham Institute, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting discussed the future development of the BBSRC-funded Biomathematics and Bioinformatics Training Hub. The TeSS portal was discussed as part of the planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BD2K-TeSS Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELIXIR presented at U.S. BD2K All-Hands Grantee Meeting
BD2K is an initiative of the U.S. National Institute of Health to establish a digital ecosystem for biomedical research. The All Hands Grantee Meeting held on 12-13 November 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland, brought together all participants and grantees in BD2K. Carole Goble (ELIXIR UK Node) attended as an ELIXIR representative. Also attending from ELIXIR were Janet Thornton, Susanna Sansone and Henning Hermjakob. Susanna and Henning are investigators on BD2K awards.

Around 350-400 people attended the meeting over the two days. The range of grantees is impressive - a number of early career and established cyber-infrastructure and computing specialists as well as the expected biomedical investigators and computational biomedicine researchers.

BD2K is a $100 million per annum coordinated programme of work, and the range and ambition is impressive. The progress is visible already after the first year, and there was a positive vibe of a real opportunity for change. The two days was an agenda of plenary talks, posters, demos, breakout sessions, and programme meetings, including a plenary ELIXIR presentation by Janet and Carole, which was very well received and raised awareness of ELIXIR work among the US bioinformatics community.

Video recordings from all plenary sessions are available online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/news/elixir-presented-us-bd2k-all-hands-grantee-meeting
 
Description BioSchemas workshop at ELIXIR-UK All-hands meeting, Birmingham (UK), October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Community Workshop kicked-off a new initiative to create a system for sharing information about events, traninig materials, people and organisations across all domains of life sciences.

This system will be based on a common format for describing life science events, training materials, organisation and people, using schema.org, an initiative to promote and maintain schemas for structured data on the internet.

The project is a collaboration between ELIXIR, Pistoia Alliance, GOBLET and BioSharing, and is open to anyone interested.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Biohackathon; ELIXIR, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The team participated to several tracks, especially working on ISA for plant and metabolomics community, as well as for use in Galaxy, and the bioschema work. The work carried our continue to embed ISA and FAIRsharing into ELIXIR-driven infrastructure and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/biohackathon-2018-paris
 
Description Bioschemas Presentation at ELIXIR-UK All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh (UK), November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about Bioschemas approach to other participants in ELIXIR-UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bioschemas for Datasets - ELIXIR All Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Flashtalk (5 minutes) explaining the Bioschemas concept for the ELIXIR community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-all-hands-2017
 
Description Bioschemas: structured data for life science using schema.org; presented at ECCB (European Conference on Computational Biology) The Hague (NL), September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELIXIR explicitly supports the FAIR Principles - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable - for its data, software, tools, events and training resources. "Finding" has the significant challenge of effective discovery and indexing of web-based resources across all ELIXIR information providers - this is an issue because there has been no agreement within ELIXIR about how to expose such resources in order to make them discoverable. One solution to this problem is to adopt Schema.org mark-up. Schema.org is a community initiative supported by four major search-engine providers: Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex. It provides a simple way to publish data in a standard format. If websites publishing life-science training materials, data, tools, profiles etc. were to use Schema.org mark-up, then their websites could be crawled, and the data could be indexed and exposed in searchable portals. However, this approach has challenges. Bioschemas is a newly formed community group in the life sciences to address these challenges, aiming to make the adoption of Schema.org part of a powerful way to discover and collect life-science information. It produces specifications, one for each information type ('Training Course', 'Event', 'Sample Data', 'Ontology Term', 'Tool', etc.). Each specification lists the Schema.org minimum properties expected, and the constraints for each property: for example, the 'Events' specification that the property 'topic' should be an EDAM ontology topic. The specifications are developed openly and are available on GitHub, with the support of existing communities of domain experts. Bioschemas also identifies the types or properties that are needed in the life sciences but not present in Schema.org, and works with the community to encourage the adoption of these types and properties into Schema.org.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/5-2296
 
Description Biosoftware description using bio.tools and schema.org; NETTAB, Rome (IT), October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss the development and implementation of bioschemas to describe software
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Building a training material portal: BioSchemas and metadata scraping. FAIRDOM webinar January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact For any discipline, identifying high quality training materials is difficult. They are often spread across different institutional websites, personal blogs, or stored in archives. This means you have to know exactly what you are looking for, and where to find it. However, for many, training occurs when the person knows little about the subject they wish to train in. This makes it difficult to know what material they need to look for. Once it is identified, it is also difficult to know what quality others within the community rate that material. To solve this problem for European Bioinformatics, we have generated the TeSS Portal. TeSS aggregates links to disparate training materials and events scattered around the institutional websites of ELIXIR Nodes and other content providers (GOBLET, Software and Data Carpentry, EBI TrainOnline, Genome3D, on-course, and more.), making them centrally discoverable and searchable. Training resources within TeSS can be collected and arranged into packages and/or training workflows, forming graphical representations of scientific pipelines in order to organise resources into easily navigable views. Aggregation of training content happens automatically through a set of custom-made nightly-run scraper scripts. Scrapers use a number of techniques to extract information: HTML-scraping and APIs had been the predominant methods, but are either temperamental or scarcely found respectively. More recently we have focused on parsing structured schema.org mark-up data. The TeSS team, through the Bioschemas group, have been heavily involved in developing schema.org specifications for Life science training resources and promoting their adoption
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars-2/niall-beard/
 
Description Developing Software Licensing Guidance for BBSRC Workshop, Manchester UK, 24 April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Software Sustainability Institute in conjunction with ELIXIR-UK and BBSRC are organising this workshop to develop community advice to BBSRC on:
The areas within the life sciences where software is being used, and
Appropriate written guidance for applicants and reviewers on how to make software reusable
Workshop attendees are drawn from a wide range of stakeholders representing life sciences researchers, research software engineers, funders, infrastructure providers, industry, legal experts, and related fields.
The workshop format will consist of scene-setting introductions, followed by two sets of discussions to agree and formulate specific guidance for BBSRC reviewers, applicants and users describing how to make software (re)usable that can be made available on the BBSRC website.
Additionally, it is hoped that the workshop will provide a greater insight into the areas within the life sciences where software is being used and the current barriers to reuse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.software.ac.uk/news/developing-software-licensing-guidance-bbsrc-workshop
 
Description ELIXIR BioSchemas Implementation study kick-off meeting, Hinxton (UK), March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ELIXIR Bioschemas project has 4 stages: planning, agreement, adoption and implementation. The topic of this first meeting is planning. Below you can find a preliminary list of objectives. Feel free to comment. We will reshape and improve the agenda within the next weeks so your feedback is very welcome.

Understand the objectives and the outcomes of the project and subprojects
Get an update of existing activities and related work
Agree on the requirements for each subproject
Define and assign responsibilities
Discuss how we will deliver expected outcomes
Discuss interdependencies within the project
Define the relationship among proposed data types
If necessary reshape proposal based on the outcome of this meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ELIXIR Bioschemas Implementation Study Adoption Meeting, Hinxton, UK; October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ELIXIR Bioschemas project has 4 stages: planning, agreement, adoption and application. The topic of this third meeting is adoption. We expect data resources especially those part of the project to adopt and implement Bioschemas compliant markup. The main bioschemas types developed during this implementation study to be considered for adoption will be Data repository, Datasets, Biological Entry, Beacons, Protein, Samples, and Phenotypes. We welcome data resources, especially external data resources, willing to evaluate during the meeting the adoption and implementation of bioschemas markup. We also welcome other groups in Bioschemas willing to push adoption of other content types like Tools, Events, and Training materials.

Full details of the meeting are available in the agenda document, including logistic details. The agenda document will be used to capture notes from the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qNieXoKqGcHaWJhT7A1gzm4vvQL_F2llwrADpquu9VY/edit?usp=sharing
 
Description ELIXIR Bioschemas Implementation Study Agreement Meeting, Hinxton, UK; May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ELIXIR Bioschemas project has 4 stages: planning, agreement, adoption and application. The topic of this second meeting is agreement. Below you can find a preliminary list of objectives. Feel free to comment. We will reshape and improve the agenda within the next weeks so your feedback is very welcome.

Get an update of outcomes and agreements from the last meeting
Present progress made so far including preliminary schemas
Discussion about work done so far
Finish the mapping, definition of use cases and specification
Define the relationship among proposed data types
Publish first version of the proposed bioschemas content types
Agree on action plan for implementing the provisional agreement
Plan how to improve community engagement
Discuss Bioschemas activities for 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVxYuGT-5wwPI_bo8mqP3jhmDU7jRdxePNMlb5N6akY/
 
Description ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum, Helsinki, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Want to benefit from the big data revolution and to use big data for your R&D? Looking to use Europe's free and commercial bioinformatics resources in your company's R&D processes? Want to network with other data and research-intensive companies? Come to the ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum, organized in Helsinki, on 27-28 February 2017.

The forum is aimed at the companies that use public bioinformatics resources in their business and would like to further streamline this process. The event is jointly organized by ELIXIR Finland, ELIXIR Estonia and the ELIXIR Hub and is particularly relevant for large and small companies active in the genomics and health domains.

The event will:

Introduce you to some of the free tools, data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR
Stimulate interaction between participants and support the long term innovation of the participating companies
Allow for networking with other companies and ELIXIR partners
Showcase companies through dedicated flash talks ~5 mins (If you want to give a Flashtalk, please notify us by filling the corresponding text-box during the registration proccess)
Speakers will include Ilkka Lappalainen (ELIXIR Finland - CSC), Jaak Vilo (ELIXIR Estonia), Julia Wilson (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health), Tommi Lehtonen (CEO Blueprint Genetics), Anita Eliasson (COO -BC Platorfms), Thomas Keane (European Genome/Phenome Archive Lead) and Serena Scollen (Head of Human Genomics at ELIXIR Hub).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-innovation-and-sme-forum%3A-genomics-and-health-global-r...
 
Description ELIXIR Train-the-Trainers workshop, Lausanne (CH), January 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 5th ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer (TtT) pilot course will take place on 16-18 January 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The course is an ELIXIR-EXCELERATE course organized by ELIXIR-CH and ELIXIR-IT.

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer courses are addressed to both scientists with some experience in training and scientists with little or no previous experience, who believe teaching is a relevant aspect of their professional development and is or may become important in their career.

Up to ten participants will be accepted to take part in this pilot course. ELIXIR Nodes have been invited to put forward the names of suitable candidates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/5th-elixir-excelerate-train-trainer-ttt-pilot-course
 
Description ELIXIR Training coordination meeting including software demo for TeSS; NETTAB Rome October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaged in discussions on future plans for the ELIXIR Training Platform and presented the TeSS training platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-QlUcsdljZgVmlYbmhzZHpveUk/view
 
Description ELIXIR-UK AllHands meeting, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Showcasing latest work on FAIRsharing and ISA, as well as discussing how to best connect with other UK resources and those from other Nodes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://elixiruknode.org/event/elixir-uk-all-hands-2018/
 
Description EOSCpilot Data Interoperability Technical Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this meeting we will

Provide an overview of the Bioschema specifications
Deliver a hands-on tutorial for marking up data catalogs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DECDs6dgwxtwWQbsXVatsr0ev5KwnnGpo1BgNS3X1xY/edit
 
Description Enabling FAIR - Open research data in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference Open research data in the UK, followed by a panel and debate on challenges and opportunities on how to achieve it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/open-research-data-20
 
Description FAIR Funder Implementation Vision; video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 'FAIR made easy' is an animation that depicts the vision of the seven steps of the FAIR Funding. This vision was developed over time and after a series of meetings, bringing together several service providers to demonstrate a joint plan to bring the FAIR Funding cycle to life in a sustainable and scalable manner. Our FAIRsharing and ISA are part of this vision, as elements of the FAIR-enabling ecosystem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.go-fair.org/today/FAIR-funder/
 
Description FAIR and FAIRsharing - Euroscience Open Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview of FAIR and FAIRsharing, with focus on work done with and for publishers; followed by a panel and Q&A session on data sharing and its impact on scientific careers and their evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.esof.eu/en/programme/programme-event-list-all-events/event-information/scientific-data-s...
 
Description FAIR implementation by Life Science Industry, session - CODATA, GO-FAIR International FAIR Convergence Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Expert practitioners shared their insights from large enterprises and SMEs, often working in partnership with leading academic groups. The presentations placed emphasis on the practicalities of FAIR Implementation through: the launch of the Pistoia FAIR Toolkit, use cases of FAIR implementation by global pharmaceutical companies, and community protocols such as the FAIR Cookbook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://conference.codata.org/FAIRconvergence2020/sessions/185/
 
Description FAIR in a nutshell; Harnessing FAIR Data event, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Raised awareness in and around FAIR principles and practices, as well as participated at a panel discussion that highlighted the importance as well as the challenges around implementing FAIR data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ses.ac.uk/event/harnessing-fair-data/
 
Description FAIR, ISA and FAIRsharing; MAQC Society, Riva del Garda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The MAQC Society communicates, promotes, and advances reproducible science principles and quality control for analysis of the massive data generated from the existing and emerging technologies in solving biological, health, and medical problems. My talk and discussion that followed introduced the audience to the FAIR Principles, the ecosystem of tools and resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://maqc2019.fbk.eu/
 
Description FAIR, ISA and FAIRsharing; Pharmas, San Antonio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The FDA-organized session focused on communicating, promoting, and advancing reproducible science principles and quality control for data generated from the existing and emerging technologies in solving biological, health, and medical problems. My talk and discussion that followed introduced the audience to the FAIR Principles, the ecosystem of tools and resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.aaps.org/pharmsci
 
Description FAIR: from principles and practices - UKRN workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk partof a workshop hosted by the UK Reproducibility Network; the presentation served to introduce FAIR and illustrate how from the principles we can move to practices, using a number of exemplar projects and activities in the life sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukrn.org/event/data-to-metadata/
 
Description FAIRsharing Chemical Data; IUPAC workshop, Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing FAIRsharing to a new audience and engaging with databases and standards creators in the chemistry domain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://iupac.org/event/supporting-fair-exchange-chemical-data-standards-development/
 
Description FAIRsharing Educational Workshop with TU Delft 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact FAIRsharing organised a 2-days workshop for the Data Stewards and Champions at TU Delft, also attended by colleagues from University of Stuttgart, RWTH Aachen University, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). The first there was a demonstration of how to use FAIRsharing, and how curation of standards and databases is donel. The second day focussed on how to develop standards when there are no community-endorsed standards available and also how to contribute a standard to FAIRsharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://openworking.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/fairsharing-how-to-contribute-to-standards/
 
Description FAIRsharing and terms4FAIRskills at EOSC; Budapest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the annual event where "Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet". I was invited to expert panels to give an introduction on the FAIRsharing growing update and the terms4FAIRskills initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/eosc-symposium
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Review Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The C19 Rapid Review Initiative is a large-scale collaboration of organisations across the scholarly publishing industry and organizations (eLife, F1000 Research, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science Rapid PREreview, GigaScience, Life Science Alliance, Ubiquity Press, UCL, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, BMC, RoRi, AfricArXiv, Oxford University Press, and Gates Open Research) that has agreed to mandate data deposition across the journals part of the initiative. The press release announce that data available on request will not be acceptable, except for legal or ethical reasons (publishers have specific policies regarding exceptions, and how they may be able to be managed in other ways).
For transparency and visibility, COVID Rapid Review Initiative members will register their data policy in FAIRsharing, which interlinks repositories to standards for identifying and reporting data and metadata; these data policies will be grouped and visible under a dedicated FAIRsharing Collection. The use of repositories and community standards are at the core of FAIR, the globally adopted Principles advocating datasets and other research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers/?highlight=COVID-19
 
Description FAIRsharing and the COVID-19 Rapid Review Initiative - OASPA webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar explored recent steps from some publishers and other scholarly communications organisations, including FAIRsharing that are collaborating with the aim of increasing efficiency and speed in the publication of COVID-19 research by responding to researcher needs for societal impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://oaspa.org/webinar-scholarly-communication-covid-19-closing-the-loop-for-effective-peer-revie...
 
Description FAIRsharing: transforming research data policies, culture and practice - Reproducibility conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the FAIRsharing activities by Dr. Peter McQuilton, with focus on its role and activities in reproducibility and replicability in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/reproducibility-replicability-trus...
 
Description FAIRsharing; BOSC conference, Portland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing FAIRsharing to a new audience of databases and standards developers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gccbosc2018.sched.com/event/FEX7/b21-fairsharing-working-with-the-community-to-map-the-lands...
 
Description FAIRsharing; ELIXIR AllHands 2018, Berlin. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Helped to shape the role of FAIRsharing in the context of other ELIXIR FAIR-supporting resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-all-hands-2018
 
Description FAIRsharing; GO-FAIR meeting, Leiden. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Create a critical mass around FAIRsharing, discussed and launched an Implementation Network around making Standards, Repositories, and Policies FAIR, named FAIR StRePo: https://www.go-fair.org/implementation-networks/overview/fair-strepo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.go-fair.org/implementation-networks/overview/
 
Description Fostering a FAIR research culture; Porto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop explored examples where successes have been realised and consider if these are extensible to other domains. This work will feed into recommendations being developed by the EU EOSC-funded FAIRsFAIR project (https://www.fairsfair.eu) to help improve FAIR policy and practice. I gave examples of what has and what has not worked in the life science community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.opensciencefair.eu/
 
Description G7 Open Science Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact G7 Open Science Working Group, UKRI/BEIS appointed expert member
attended meetings in 2019, 2020, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
 
Description GOBLET Standards Committee webinar, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A discussion of the different metadata standards used in TeSS and in Bioschemas, and how that compares to GOBLET
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Integrative Bioinformatics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reaching out to a wider audience increasing awareness of Bioschemas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/events/14th-international-symposium-integrative-bioinformatics
 
Description Keynote - 25th Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote: Building the FAIR Research Commons for Life Sciences: the pain, the glory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://psb.stanford.edu/previous/psb20/
 
Description Keynote Lorentz Workshop, Automated workflows composition, March 9-13, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lorentz Workshop, Automated workflows composition, March 9-13, 2020, 50+
https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/automated-workflow-composition-in-the-life-sciences

opening keynote on "Workflow Wandering and Wondering "
final report draft https://docs.google.com/document/d/15aMIU_Rj6NHQNWwwP1EJyTHF9INnsJAkcxSbu6paCFo/edit#
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/
 
Description Keynote at FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum keynote, Topic: FAIR History and the Future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://fairplus-project.eu/get-involved/SME-innovation-forum
 
Description Keynote: 17th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL) 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL) 2021, 18th February 2021, 150+
o The swings and roundabouts of a decade of fun and games with Research Objects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://ircdl2021.dei.unipd.it/
 
Description Keynote: FAIRe Data Infrastructures Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote FAIRe Data Infrastructures Workshop, 15 October 2020
Title: How are we Faring with FAIR (and what FAIR is not)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gmds.de/aktivitaeten/medizinische-informatik/projektgruppenseiten/faire-dateninfrastrukt...
 
Description Keynote: First virtual workshop on Research data management for Linked Open Science - DaMaLOS 2020 @ ISWC 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynpte First virtual workshop on Research data* management for Linked Open Science - DaMaLOS 2020, Virtual, 02 Nov 2020 at ISWC 2020,
The swings and roundabouts of a decade of fun and games with Research Objects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://zbmed.github.io/damalos/
 
Description Lightning talk, ISWC 2016, Kobe, Japan: Bioschemas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lightning talk outlining the Bioschemas Community and its activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/files/talks/talk-16.pdf
 
Description Metagenomics Workshop (creating training materials & workflows), Hinxton (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on the development of workflows for metabolomics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description My role in the FAIR ecosystem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was nominated as one of the European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC), which is a group of scientific experts and "doers" in the field of FAIR data. My role is to be an ambassador of FAIR by sharing FAIR implementation stories, enhancing synergies, contributing to training activities and webinars, and doing an effective cross fertilization with other communities, towards a broader engagement on FAIR. This short video is an example of my activity as an EGFC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fairsfair.eu/videos
 
Description Poster presentation, "Building an open, collaborative, online infrastructure for bioinformatics training", German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "Building an open, collaborative, online infrastructure for bioinformatics training", an outreach activity with the Galaxy Training Network to disseminate information about TeSS to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/6-1694
 
Description Poster presentation, ECCB 2016, The Hague: Bioschemas: structured data for life science using schema.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "Bioschemas: structured data for life science using schema.org", to disseminate information about the Bioschemas initiative to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ISMB 2016, 8-12 July, Florida (US).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/5-2296
 
Description Poster presentation, ECCB 2016, The Hague: TeSS - The Life Science Training Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "TeSS - The Life Science Training Portal", to disseminate latest progress with TeSS to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ECCB 2016, 3-7 September, The Hague (NL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/7-250
 
Description Poster presentation, ELIXIR AllHands 2016, Barcelona: ELIXIR-UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "ELIXIR-UK", to inform the ELIXIR community about the work of ELIXIR-UK, at ELIXIR AllHands 2016, 8-9 March, Barcelona (ES).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/5-346
 
Description Poster presentation, ELIXIR AllHands 2016, Barcelona: TeSS - Training Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "TeSS - Training Portal", to disseminate latest progress with TeSS to the ELIXIR community, at ELIXIR AllHands 2016, 8-9 March, Barcelona (ES).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation, ISMB 2016, Florida: TeSS - Training Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "TeSS - Training Portal", to disseminate information about TeSS to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ISMB 2016, 8-12 July, Florida (US).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/5-1762
 
Description Poster presentation, ISMB/ECCB 2015, Dublin: ELIXIR-UK TeSS Training Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "ELIXIR-UK TeSS Training Portal", to disseminate latest progress with TeSS to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ISMB 2015, 10-14 July, Dublin (IE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/4-518
 
Description Poster presentation, ISMB/ECCB 2017, "The ELIXIR-EXCELERATE training programme" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at ISMB/ECCB 2017, "The ELIXIR-EXCELERATE training programme", to disseminate information about ELIXIR's training programme to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/7-345
 
Description Poster presentation, ISMB/ECCB 2017, Prague - Scaling Bioinformatics Training: an ELIXIR, GOBLET & Galaxy Training Network collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "Scaling Bioinformatics Training: an ELIXIR, GOBLET & Galaxy Training Network collaboration", to disseminate information about the ongoing training collaboration between ELIXIR, GOBLET and the GTN to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ISMB 2017, 21-25 July, Prague (CZ).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster presentation, ISMB/ECCB 2017, Prague, "Bioschemas.org" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation, "Bioschemas.org", an outreach activity to disseminate information about the Bioschemas initiative to the wider bioinformatics and computational biology research community, at ISMB/ECCB 2017, Prague.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/6-1226
 
Description Poster presentation: ISAcreate and Galaxy; Galaxy conference, Portland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ISA-Tab format is now used by Galaxy tools; the discussion helped ensuring the uptake continue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gccbosc2018.sched.com/event/FEWs/g26-isacreate-a-galaxy-tool-for-prospective-data-management...
 
Description Presentation & workshop on creating training workflows at the EuBIC Proteomics Winter School ), January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the TeSS training platform to the EUBIC winter school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.slideshare.net/NiallBeard/tess-elixir-training-portal-eubic-winter-school-2017
 
Description Presentation at ELIXIR All-Hands meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on progress of the TeSS Training e-Support System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-all-hands-2016
 
Description Presentation to ELIXIR Webinar series, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Niall Beard (ELIXIR UK) presents an introduction to TeSS, ELIXIR's Training Portal developed by ELIXIR UK and the ELIXIR Training Platform for browsing, discovering and organising life sciences training resources, aggregated from ELIXIR nodes and 3rd-party providers.

The recording from the webinar can be found online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-webinar%3A-introduction-tess-elixirs-training-portal
 
Description RDA FAIRsharing WG - overview of the work; IDW, Gaborone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview and discussion of the RDA-Force FAIRsharing WG activities, especially the recommendations, to guide the users and producers of standards, databases and repositories on how to best select and describe these resources; and to guide funders and publishers on how to recommend them in data policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://rd-alliance.org/group/fairsharing-registry-connecting-data-policies-standards-databases-wg/o...
 
Description RDA FAIRsharing WG - overview of the work; RDA, Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview and discussion of the RDA-Force FAIRsharing WG activities, especially the recommendations, to guide the users and producers of standards, databases and repositories on how to best select and describe these resources; and to guide funders and publishers on how to recommend them in data policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://rd-alliance.org/group/fairsharing-registry-connecting-data-policies-standards-databases-wg/o...
 
Description RDA FAIRsharing WG; Helsinki 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview and discussion of the RDA-Force FAIRsharing WG activities, especially the recommendations, to guide the users and producers of standards, databases and repositories on how to best select and describe these resources; and to guide funders and publishers on how to recommend them in data policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rd-alliance.org/group/fairsharing-registry-connecting-data-policies-standards-databases-wg/o...
 
Description RDA FAIRsharing WG; Philadelphia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview and discussion of the RDA-Force FAIRsharing WG activities, especially the recommendations, to guide the users and producers of standards, databases and repositories on how to best select and describe these resources; and to guide funders and publishers on how to recommend them in data policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rd-alliance.org/group/fairsharing-registry-connecting-data-policies-standards-databases-wg/o...
 
Description TeSS - The Life Science Training Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presenting the TeSS training portal at the international ECCB (European Conference on Computational Biology) conference, The Hague (NL), September 2016;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://f1000research.com/posters/5-1762
 
Description TeSS Presentation at ELIXIR-UK All hands meeting, Rothamsted (UK), November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the TeSS training platform to other participants in ELIXIR-UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TeSS: ELIXIR Training Portal for Life Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at ISMB (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) conference in Orlando (USA), July 2016

TeSS (life sciences training portal, https://tess.elixir-uk.org) aggregates links to disparate training events and materials, scattered across ELIXIR Nodes and other training portals, and makes them centrally discoverable.

Aggregation is effected automatically, via custom-built scripts that scrape training metadata descriptors (title, description, prerequisites, goals, categories, keywords, contributors, audience, etc.) from participating websites. This task is made difficult by the lack of consistency in training pages' structures and lack of agreement on training metadata descriptors.

In the past year, we helped initiate the BioSchemas Working Group, which aims to reach consensus among life-science communities in defining metadata standards for describing training resources. BioSchemas are extending specifications from Schema.org, reusing existing metadata standards. This is in line with Google and other major search engines, which already utilise Schema.org's schemas for search optimisation.

We have also started to actively promote the use of 'bioschemas' among content providers. A first follower was GOBLET, whose training portal has embedded the new BioSchemas-proposed mark-up within their training pages. Ultimately, our goal is for all content providers to adhere to the agreed schemas, making the job of search engines more efficient, and scrapers redundant.

Our next immediate task is to increase the content from ELIXIR Nodes, and to further promote take-up of the evolving 'bioschemas'. At the same time, to make further efficiency gains and broaden the scope of the resource, we are partnering with the emerging US BD2K's Training Coordination Centre, which has a similar remit to that of TeSS, sharing expertise, training resources and technical know-how.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/conferences/ismb2016/posterlist.php
 
Description Terms4FAIRskills - EOSC Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview by Dr. Peter McQuilton on the terms4FAIRskills collaborative initiative set to building a terminology for the skills necessary to make data FAIR and to keep it FAIR, partly funded by a EOSC co-creation contract to create a prototype.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/eosc-symposium-2020-programme
 
Description The FAIR Principles and the IMI FAIRplus project - UK Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview of FAIR and the IMI FAIRplus project, including the FAIR Cookbook, an online resource to learn how to FAIRify and improve FAIRness of data, putting the FAIR principles in practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.earlham.ac.uk/uk-conference-bioinformatics-and-computational-biology-2020
 
Description The Increasing Role of FAIR Data Practices in Biomedical Research - UKRN workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr. Rocca-Serra on the Increasing role of FAIR data practices in biomedical research, using the FAIR Cookbook as example of practices being developed and implemented collaboratively also with the private sections, such as pharmas in this case.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukrn.org/event/data-to-metadata/
 
Description The layered cake of FAIR coordination: how many is too many? Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With two colleagues I wrote a blog post to elaborate on the discussioin that followed a workshop on FAIR practices and efforts at the Open Science FAIR event. The blog has trigged lots of discussion and positive comments around the need to reduce the number of coordination activities. Coordination is also a necessary evil, but to be effective, a coordination effort has to be realistic and targeted at the right level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://blogs.nature.com/scientificdata/2019/10/22/the-layered-cake/
 
Description Training workflows hackathon, Tallinn, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A three day Technical Hackathon on Implementing Visual Workflows in bio.tools will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, 1-3 March 2017, organised by ELIXIR-EE, ELIXIR-DK and partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/technical-hackathon-implementing-visual-workflows-biotools
 
Description UK Ontology Network 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing Bioschemas to a new audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.keele.ac.uk/scm/events/conferences/ukon2018/