ELIXIR All Hands meeting 2017



On Thursday March 23, 2017 two workshops will be organised at the All Hands meeting of ELIXIR in Rome by the Interoperability and Training Platforms.

Both workshops offer a half-day programme, which together form a full day with contributions related to FAIR principles and Data Stewardship. However, participants can also register separately for each half-day session.

You can register here


Morning session:

FAIR Data and Data Stewardship in ELIXIR: How to write your own FAIRy tale

Organisers: Chris Evelo and Celia van Gelder (ELIXIR-NL)

The workshop is organized  in a collaboration between the ELIXIR interoperability and training platforms and the COST action CHARME (CA15110). The overarching theme is FAIR, and all its different aspects. The speakers will show tangible examples from different application domains about how they are implementing Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability. In addition, we will address how to evaluate that (FAIR metrics).

Please fill out the Evaluation form if you attended the workshop!


Welcome & introduction

08:45 – 09:00 Chris Evelo  (ELIXIR Interoperability Platform and CHARME)


09:00 – 09:25 Luiz Bonino (DTL, VU University) Exposing metadata and data in a FAIR manner: an approach using FAIR Data Points.

09:25 – 09:50 Rafael C Jimenez (ELIXIR Hub) Bioschemas and data interoperability at the EOSC pilot


09:50 – 10:15 Rachel Thompson (Newcastle University / RD-Connect, WP5-WP8/RD-Connect Liaison)  and Marco Roos (LUMC, ELIXIR-NL):  Rare Disease data linkage plan for interoperability.

10:15 – 10:40 Friederike Ehrhart (Maastricht University) Using and linking molecular data for rare diseases, genetic linking.

10:40 – 11:05 Simon Jupp (Samples Phenotypes and Ontologies Team, EMBL-EBI): Semantics as a service for data interoperability.

11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 – 11:55 Andra Waagmeester (Micelio.be) Using WikiData as an interoperable data hub for life science data.


11:55 – 12:25 Michel Dumontier  (Maastricht University) Towards metrics to assess and encourage FAIRness.


12:25 – 12:40 Rob Hooft (ELIXIR-NL) data stewardship plan  (also introduction /bridging to afternoon workshop).

12:40 End of workshop

Possible follow ups in the afternoon

A) 13.30-16.00 Findability in ELIXIR (Chris Evelo (ELIXIR-NL). Rafael Jimenez, ELIXIR-Hub))

B) 13:30-17:00 ELIXIR Data management Planning Portal (Rob Hooft, Robert Pergl)


Afternoon session:

Workshop: ELIXIR Data Management Planning Portal

Organisers: Rob Hooft (ELIXIR-NL) and Robert Pergl (ELIXIR-CZ)

This workshop presents the technical level behind the ELIXIR data management planning portal. We will quickly explain how the portal can be used and how it is built, and spend the rest of the time of the workshop adding information to the portal together: expertise and resources coming from the different ELIXIR nodes who are participating.

At this workshop we will be able to show:

  • How the knowledge that is at the basis of the portal contents can be extended by “anyone”
  • How experts in a specific subjects can be added to the portal
  • How the portal can be customized for an organisation (localized)

The workshop will also provide a space for gathering feedback and functionality requests.

More programme details will follow here soon.


Further useful links:

All Hands meeting ELIXIR, March 21-23, 2017 in Rome:

  • Find details about the All Hands meeting in Rome here
  • Find the detailed programme of the meeting (in PDF) here
  • Register for All Hands meeting here

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