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IIASA-CODATA Workshop, Laxenburg, Vienna – 24-25 February

CODATA and IIASA have co-convened a Workshop on Big (and FAIR) Data and Systems Analysis, 24-25 February. The workshop is organised by the CODATA Task Group on Advanced Mathematical Tools for Data-Driven Applied Systems Analysis which is working closely with IIASA (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) on the interface of data, mathematical tools and systems analysis.

The workshop programme may be accessed here

The workshop also provides an important occasion to explore the opportunities for collaboration between CODATA and IIASA, on matters of FAIR data, data stewardship and the ISC CODATA Decadal Programme on Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Challenges.

CRIS2020 euroCRIS Conference: Call for Papers, deadline 31 March

euroCRIS, the International Organisation for Research Information will hold its biennial International Conference (CRIS2020) from June 17-20 in Limassol, Cyprus: New Technologies and Open Science in CRIS Systems.

All the necessary information on the CfP for CRIS2020 can be found at: https://cris2020.cut.ac.cy/#section-call including a range of themes.

The deadline for proposals is 31 March.

euroCRIS and CODATA are complementary organizations active in the research information domain and pursuing common goals, and euroCRIS is one of CODATA’s strategic partners.  Therefore, we are glad to bring the Call for Papers for this conference to your attention as we are convinced that contributions from within the CODATA community could be of interest for the euroCRIS community and beneficial to both organisations in the pursuit of their mission.

Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop: Final Extension to Call for Abstracts and Register Online

Second Latin America and the Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

Owing to a number of requests, abstract submission for the Workshop has been extended one (very) last time to Sunday, 1 March. To enable people to already start planning their journeys, abstracts received thus far will now be reviewed and the authors notified of acceptance.

This Workshop is convened by WDS, in collaboration with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the São Paulo Research Foundation, and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). It builds on the success of the First Latin America and Caribbean Workshop in 2018 that explored the data landscape in the region to understand the opportunities and challenges, and discussed how data initiatives could be supported by WDS. The Second Workshop will continue discussions on data management best practices for data repositories and on new trends and perspectives for scientific data systems. However, there will also be a greater emphasis on analyzing and finding concrete solutions to the technical, political, and infrastructure issues identified during the First Workshop.

We invite all researchers and scientists currently involved in scientific data management initiatives in the Latin American and the Caribbean region to present their experiences, research, operations, and projects or programmes at the Workshop. Abstracts for short oral presentations must be in English and should not exceed 3000 characters. The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, 1 March.

Registration

Online registration is now open. The process is managed by FAPESP, who officially invite you here to join us in São Paulo.

For more information on the Workshop, Call for Abstracts, and Registration, please see the Workshop website.

Save the Date: International FAIR Convergence Symposium & CODATA General Assembly in Paris on 22-24 October 2020

Please save the date for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium convened by CODATA and GO FAIR on October 22-23 2020; followed by the CODATA General Assembly, 24 October 2020.

Where: Paris, France
Venue: TBC

The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will provide a forum for advancing international and cross-domain convergence around FAIR. The event will bring together a global data community with an interest in combining data across domains for a host of research issues – including major global challenges, such as those relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. Outcomes will directly link to the CODATA Decadal Programme ‘Data for the Planet: making data work for cross-domain grand challenges’ and to the developments of GO FAIR community towards the Internet of FAIR data and services.

Participation is open to ALL researchers and data experts, particularly those with an interest in participating in the CODATA Decadal Programme and in the GO FAIR Community. There will be a mechanism for participants to organise workshop sessions: for example, GO FAIR INs, CODATA TGs and other groups are encouraged to participate and to organise sessions.

The two-day Symposium will be followed on 24 October by the CODATA General Assembly which will see the election of new Officers, Executive Committee and Task Groups.

More information about the event and means of participation will follow in due course.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paris.

Special Issue on Emerging FAIR Practices Published in Data Intelligence

A special issue on The FAIR Principles: First Generation Implementation Choices and Challenges, has been recently published in Data Intelligence. This special issue, organized by Prof. Dr. Barend Mons, the senior author of the foundational paper on FAIR Principles and the President of CODATA, Dr. Erik Schultes and Dr. Annika Jacobsen, contains 28 articles authored by 135 experts from 14 countries/territories worldwide.

In this special issue, the original conception of the FAIR principles and what they are intended to cover is explained in detail (see https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/dint_r_00024), and the prototype of FAIR Implementation Profile and the FAIR convergence Matrix which aims to coordinate a broadly accepted, widely used FAIR implementation approaches is presented (see https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/dint_a_00038). The first 16 articles are bundled as a relevant set of “first generation” implementations and emerging practices in the context of FAIR and the last 12 articles focus more on gaps in existing technology and practices encountered or envisioned and offer opinions and propose directional solutions for the relevant communities to develop FAIR guided approaches. Although this special issue only has covered a limited number of all early endeavors, “it will likely inspire other efforts to bundle and expose useful and hopefully reusable solutions”, as stated by Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert in her brief introductory comment to this special issue. 

The TOC of the issue is listed below. To go to a full-text page, please just click on the title.

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Editorial: The FAIR Principles: First Generation Implementation Choices and Challenges

Barend Mons, Erik Schultes, Fenghong Liu & Annika Jacobsen

1 FAIR Principles: Interpretations and Implementation Considerations

  1. Jacobsen, R. de Miranda Azevedo, N. Juty, D. Batista, S. Coles, R. Cornet, … & E. Schultes.

2 Unique, Persistent, Resolvable: Identifiers as the Foundation of FAIR

Nick Juty, Sarala M. Wimalaratne, Stian Soiland-Reyes, John Kunze, Carole A. Goble & Tim Clark

3 Making Data and Workflows Findable for Machines

Tobias Weigel, Ulrich Schwardmann, Jens Klump, Sofiane Bendoukha & Robert Quick

4 The “A” of FAIR – As Open as Possible, as Closed as Necessary

Annalisa Landi, Mark Thompson, Viviana Giannuzzi, Fedele Bonifazi, Ignasi Labastida, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos & Marco Roos

5 A Generic Workflow for the Data FAIRification Process

Annika Jacobsen, Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, Barend Mons, Erik Schultes, Marco Roos & Mark Thompson

6 Ontology-based Access Control for FAIR Data

Christopher Brewster, Barry Nouwt, Stephan Raaijmakers & Jack Verhoosel

7 FAIR Data Reuse – the Path through Data Citation

Paul Groth, Helena Cousijn, Tim Clark & Carole Goble

8 Making FAIR Easy with FAIR Tools: From Creolization to Convergence

Mark Thompson, Kees Burger, Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, Marco Roos & Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos

9 Distributed Analytics on Sensitive Medical Data: The Personal Health Train

Oya Beyan, Ananya Choudhury, Johan van Soest, Oliver Kohlbacher5, Lukas Zimmermann, Holger Stenzhorn, Md. Rezaul Karim, Michel Dumontier, Stefan Decker, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos & Andre Dekker 

10 FAIR Computational Workflows

Carole Goble, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Daniel Garijo,Yolanda Gil, Michael R. Crusoe, Kristian Peters & Daniel Schober

11 FAIR Data and Services in Biodiversity Science and Geoscience

Larry Lannom, Dimitris Koureas & Alex R. Hardisty

12 Taking FAIR on the ChIN: The Chemistry Implementation Network

Simon J. Coles, Jeremy G. Frey, Egon L. Willighagen & Stuart J. Chalk

13 Growing the FAIR Community at the Intersection of the Geosciences and Pure and Applied Chemistry

Shelley Stall, Leah McEwen, Lesley Wyborn, Nancy Hoebelheinrich & Ian Bruno

14 Helping the Consumers and Producers of Standards, Repositories and Policies to Enable FAIR Data

Peter McQuilton, Dominique Batista, Oya Beyan, Ramon Granell, Simon Coles, Massimiliano Izzo … & Susanna-Assunta Sansone

15 FAIR Convergence Matrix: Optimizing the Reuse of Existing FAIR-Related Resources

Hana Perg Sustkova, Kristina Maria Hettne, Peter Wittenburg, Annika Jacobsen, Tobias Kuhn … & Erik Schultes

16 The FAIR Funding Model: Providing a Framework for Research Funders to Drive the Transition toward FAIR Data Management and Stewardship Practices

Margreet Bloemers & Annalisa Montesanti

17 Ontology, Ontologies and the “I” of FAIR

Giancarlo Guizzardi

18 How to (Easily) Extend the FAIRness of Existing Repositories

Mark Hahnel & Dan Valen

19 Licensing FAIR Data for Reuse

Ignasi Labastida1 & Thomas Margoni

20 Data Management Planning: How Requirements and Solutions are Beginning to Converge

Sarah Jones, Robert Pergl, Rob Hooft, Tomasz Miksa, Robert Samors, Judit Ungvari … & Tina Lee 

21 Social Data: CESSDA Best Practices

Ron Dekker

22 State of FAIRness in ESFRI Projects

Peter Wittenburg, Franciska de Jong, Dieter van Uytvanck, Massimo Cocco, Keith Jeffery, Michael Lautenschlager … & Petr Holub

23 GO FAIR Brazil: A Challenge for Brazilian Data Science

Luana Sales, Patrícia Henning, Viviane Veiga, Maira Murrieta Costa, Luís Fernando Sayão, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos & Luís Ferreira Pires

24 FAIR Practices in Africa

Mirjam van Reisen, Mia Stokmans, Munyaradzi Mawere, Mariam Basajja, Antony Otieno Ong’ayo, Primrose Nakazibwe, Christine Kirkpatrick & Kudakwashe Chindoza

25 FAIR Practices in Europe

Peter Wittenburg, Michael Lautenschlager, Hannes Thiemann, Carsten Baldauf & Paul Trilsbeek

26 Towards the Tipping Point for FAIR Implementation

Mirjam Van Reisen, Mia Stokmans, Mariam Basajja, Antony Otieno Ong’ayo, Christine Kirkpatrick & Barend Mons

27 The Need of Industry to Go FAIR

Herman van Vlijmen, Albert Mons, Arne Waalkens, Wouter Franke, Arie Baak, Gerbrand Ruiter … & Jean-Marc Neefs.

28 Considerations for the Conduction and Interpretation of FAIRness Evaluations

Ricardo de Miranda Azevedo, Mark Wilkinson & Michel Dumontier

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About Data Intelligence

Data Intelligence (DI) journal, a new publication jointly launched by the MIT Press and Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is chaired by Prof. Barend Mons. Co-Editors in Chief of the journal are Prof. Jim Hendler at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA , Prof Huizhou Liu, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Ying Ding at University of Texas at Austin.

Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop: Call for Abstracts Extended and Online Registration Now Open!

Second Latin America and the Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

This Workshop is convened by WDS, in collaboration with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the São Paulo Research Foundation, and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). It builds on the success of the First Latin America and Caribbean Workshop in 2018 that explored the data landscape in the region to understand the opportunities and challenges, and discussed how data initiatives could be supported by WDS. The Second Workshop will continue discussions on data management best practices for data repositories and on new trends and perspectives for scientific data systems. However, there will also be a greater emphasis on analyzing and finding concrete solutions to the technical, political, and infrastructure issues identified during the First Workshop.

We invite all researchers and scientists currently involved in scientific data management initiatives in the Latin American and the Caribbean region to present their experiences, research, operations, and projects or programmes at the Workshop. Abstracts for short oral presentations must be in English and should not exceed 3000 characters. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 31 January Sunday, 16 February.

Registration

Online registration is now open. The process is managed by FAPESP, who officially invite you here to join us in São Paulo.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

For more information on the Workshop, Call for Abstracts, and Registration, please see the Workshop website.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter: February 2020 Edition

Bushfire crisis: More than half of all Australians found to have been directly affected
More than half of all Australians have been directly affected by the summer’s bushfire crisis, including millions suffering health effects, according to a new survey from the Australia Institute.

How AI is battling the coronavirus outbreak
AI helped spot an early warning about the outbreak, and researchers have used flight traveller data to figure out where the novel coronavirus could pop up next.

Philippines lowers Taal Volcano alerts as eruptions wane
The alert was reduced to 3 from 4 out of a 5 rating-scale, says the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The agency has cautioned the downgrade “should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased or that the threat of a hazardous eruption has disappeared.”

Thailand: Government sets up water crisis centre
With Thailand facing a drought disaster, the government has set up a special command centre chaired by the Prime Minister, to handle the crisis and assist affected villages.

Major boost for disaster risk management in Vanuatu
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a contingent US$10 million in support to Vanuatu that will strengthen the island nation’s resilience to disasters, support climate adaption, and help manage its debt.

Deep data helps cities prepare for disasters
Disaster response experts have begun utilising non-traditional data sources to assist with planning including high-resolution images from satellites and drones, localised temperature and seismic intelligence from microsensors, and open data repositories such as social media activity to street maps from thousands of volunteer digital cartographers.

World Economic Forum: The top risks facing the world in 2020
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report identifies the top threats facing the world by likelihood and extent of impact, and names failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change as the key concern for the Forum’s network of business leaders, NGOs, academics and others.

Using mobile phone surveys to track survey resilience and post-disaster recovery: A how-to guide
Around the world, increasing access to mobile technologies is making it easier (and cheaper) to gather information about people’s lives and livelihoods, allowing it to inform development and humanitarian activities.

Preferences for improved early warning services among coastal communities at risk in cyclone prone south-west region of Bangladesh
This study aims to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) for improved warning services by considering the at-risk households’ trade-off between proposed improved EWS and existing EWS in coastal Bangladesh.

Early warning action report on food security and agriculture (Jan-March 2020)
The report provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats and new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises.

Australia’s annual climate statement 2019
Released through the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology, 2019 has been noted as Australia’s warmest and driest year on record.

International Monetary Fund – Natural disaster insurance for sovereigns: issues, challenges and optimality
The paper discusses sovereign experience with disaster insurance as a key instrument to mitigate the risks; proposes ways to judge the adequacy of insurance; and considers ways to enhance its use by vulnerable countries.

OCHA – Latin America and the Caribbean: Natural disasters 2000-2019
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world. Some 152 million people have been affected by 1,205 disasters (2000-2019). The collective impact of recurring climate shocks, most notably protracted droughts followed by seasonal flooding, leads to complex and multidimensional humanitarian needs.

UNDRR: Global Consultative Workshop – Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian/Development Contexts – 27 Feb – Geneva, Switzerland
The main objective of this workshop is to consider the extent to which DRR is currently integrated in humanitarian/development contexts, including the identification of barriers and enablers.

2020 Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APSTCDRR) – 16-17 Mar – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 2020 Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction aims to provide an opportunity to the science, technology, and academia community in Asia and the Pacific to continue the much-needed science-policy dialogue to ensure that implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures are based on reliable science, technology and innovation.

The Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020 Congress – 14-17 June- Brisbane, Australia
The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2020 (SRI2020) will be a unique gathering to connect those at the forefront of sustainability science, innovation, funding, communication and implementation across sectors and disciplines.

Open Data Day 2020 – mini-grant scheme launch
This scheme will provide small funds to support the organisation of open data-related events across the world on Saturday 7th March 2020.

January 2019: Publications in the Data Science Journal

January 2019:  Publications in the Data Science Journal


Title: 
Data Curation Profiling to Assess Data Management Training Needs and Practices to Inform a Toolkit
Author
: Bradley Bishop, Hannah Gunderman, Rowena Davis, Tina Lee, Rebecca Howard, Robert Samors, Fiona Murphy, Judit Ungvari
URL: 
http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-004

Title:
Data Without Software Are Just Numbers
Author: James Harold Davenport , James Grant, Catherine Mary Jones
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-003

Title: 
Knowledge Grid: An Intelligent System for Collaboration and Knowledge Management in Nigerian Universities
Author
: Boluwaji A. Akinnuwesi , Adedoyin Odumabo, Benjamin S. Aribisala
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-002

Title: 
A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Author
: Cynthia Parr, Corinna Gries, Margaret O’Brien, Robert R. Downs, Ruth Duerr, Rebecca Koskela, Philip Tarrant, Keith E. Maull, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Shelley Stall
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-001

RDAP 2020 Summit registration now open

Registration is now open for the RDAP (Research Data Access and Preservation Association) 2020 Summit in Santa Fe, NM! The Summit, which will take place at the Santa Fe Convention Center, will run March 11 and 12, with an additional day of workshops on March 13. Registration for the Summit is $209; workshops are an additional $50 each, although one is being provided free of charge thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. You can also now view our program schedule, including on Sched.

You can reserve a room at one of our two conference hotels.

North American DDI conference Call for Proposals now open!

We are happy to announce the Call for Proposals for the 8th Annual North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI).  The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.

NADDI 2020 Theme

The conference theme is “Making Data FAIR by using Metadata Standards.”

The main conference sponsor is IPUMS at the University of Minnesota Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation.

Aimed at individuals working in and around research data and metadata, NADDI 2020 seeks submissions of presentations and posters that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives.

Proposals can include:

  • Presentations
  • Panels
  • Posters
  • Workshops or Tutorials

Important Information

  • March 6: Deadline for conference proposals
  • March 31: Notification of acceptance
  • May 31: Early rate registration deadline
  • Conference Dates: June 17-19, 2020
  • Conference Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

How to Submit

Submissions may be made through the conference web site.  The proposal deadline is March 6, 2020.