NETTAB 2018 Workshop on Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment

On 22-24 October 2018, the NETTAB 2018 Workshop ‘Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment’ will take place in Genoa, Italy. Two tutorials for the workshop have been announced. Registration for one or both tutorials can be done through the workshop registration form that will soon be available online.

  • Tutorial 1, Monday October 22, 2018, morning (09:00 – 12:30)
    Bioschemas, a lightway approach to enable FAIRer data resources
    Speakers: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Ricardo Arcila, Rafael Jimenez, Victoria Dominguez del Angel
    Registration fee: 10.00 €
    Tutorial organised in collaboration with ELIXIR.
  • Tutorial 2, Wednesday October 24, afternoon (14:30 – 19:00)
    The ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard – how to guide life science researchers towards FAIR data management
    Speakers: Rob Hooft, Vojtěch Knaisl, Jan Slifka
    Registration fee: 10.00 €
    Workshop/hackhathon organised by ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR-CZ.

Bioschemas, a lightway approach to enable FAIRer data resources
Bioschemas is an open community project aiming to contribute with Life Science specifications to provides an easy way to add structured markup to web pages thus corresponding resources become more findable and interoperable. Building on, Bioschemas specifications include new types and properties, but also type customisation and usage guidelines, a.k.a. profiles. The Bioschemas approach relies on simplicity, with just enough guidelines in schemas such as ‘DataSet’, ‘BioChemEntity’ and ‘LabProtocol’ to enable FAIRer data resources.

During this half-day tutorial, people will learn about Bioschemas, its approach and its principles. Talks will be combined with hands-on activities so attendees can use Bioschemas profiles to better understand them, discuss on new specifications, and explore how extracted data can be used. People bringing their own data can either use existing profiles to markup their data, or contribute to tasks under development or to new profiles.

The ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard – how to guide life science researchers towards FAIR data management

This workshop is for Data Stewards and Bioinformaticians who are assisting life science researchers with the data management and data management planning in their projects. The ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard is a solution for ‘Smart Data Management Plans for FAIR Open Science’: incorporating expert knowledge on FAIR data management and data stewardship into daily practice, directly benefiting data-intensive research projects.

In this workshop, participants will be shown how the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard can guide researchers towards FAIR data stewardship, how it can help data stewards to stay organised, and how it can help data experts of all kinds to advertise their expertise. We will walk together through: the wizard works for researchers, 2.what kind of knowledge is captured there, the wizard can be customised.

We also briefly touch how to run your own copy of the Wizard. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work with the authors of the wizard to contribute their own expertise to the knowledge model. There will also be time to discuss what kinds of questions the workshop attendees are asked by researchers and how the wizard, in current or future form, will be able to contribute to answering such questions. For the workshop organisers, this workshop will be a valuable occasion to get feedback on the current tool, and they will collect a list of suggestions for developments and improvements.


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