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SPM2.13

Strategic workshop on future harmonization of data sharing among Research Infrastructures (by invitation only)
Convener: Ketil Koop-Jakobsen 
Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room R9
This workshop will bring together EU-infrastructure projects and their international collaboration partners involved in improving international data sharing among environmental research infrastructures.

The aim is to identify common goals and objectives with regard to harmonization of data sharing among these Research Infrastructures and define necessary steps to demonstrate the benefits of improved data infrastructure collaboration.

We start the meeting at 09:00. If you have presentations etc that needs uploaded or handed out. Please show up between 08:30 and 09:00

Agenda:
Agenda for strategic workshop on future harmonization of data sharing among Research Infrastructures
1) Welcome – general introduction and presentation of the agenda (5min) (koop-Jakobsen, COOPEUS)

2) Introduction of the present Participants and the Infrastructure-projects and/or individual research infrastructures they represent. (30min) (Koop-Jakobsen COOPEUS)

3) Discussion topic 1: PIDs (chair: Robert Huber COOPEUS, ENVRI) (40min) Input talk: Cyndy Chandler WHOI: “Data Publication and a permanent identifiers”
Synopsis : For the sake of transparency and reproducibility of research it is crucial to be able to unambiguously identify data that were used as the basis of a publication. Globally unique and resolvable, persistent digital identifiers (PID) for digital data sets are an important tool to achieve this goal. They enable unambiguous links between published research results and their underlying data (Data Citation) and publishing and connecting structured data on the Web (Linked Data). Several approaches towards the implementation of PID technologies as well as related workflows and policies are now running within e.g. COOPEUS, ENVRI and EUDAT. In this short session we will discuss how we can improve our cooperation and initialize a joint implementation strategy.

4) Discussion topic 2: Synergies (Chair Morris Riedel) Intro-talk: Morris Riedel (EUDAT) (40min)
Synopsis:
The steadily increasing amount of scientific data is a challenge in science and tackled in parallel by various research infrastructures and projects as well as other initiatives (e.g. Research Data Alliance). The goal of the discussions is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of scientific data management to exchange and share their experiences and new ideas around potential synergies such as commonly required services across different scientific (sub-) disciplines. Participants are invited to present ad-hoc short ‘lightning talks’ with a maximum number of two slides introducing briefly their project but putting an emphasis on synergetic topics. Examples include but are not limited to the re-use of methods/services (e.g. replication) between projects instead of recreating similar solutions or harmonizing approaches to common problems (e.g. persistent identifier, security, etc.). The concrete result is a jointly created slide-set with clear synergetic working items assigned to individuals that take responsibility to follow-up in the next months with others.


5) Discussion topic 3: “The future data infrastructure landscape - how do we build the framework for future collaboration” (40min) – (Chair: Christoph Waldmann)
Synopsis: The complexity of the landscape of available data and information produced by research infrastructure in the environmental field prevents an ubiquitous use. There is no easy solution to that issue although a number of projects and initiatives are currently around like EarthCube, COOPEUS, EUDAT, iCORDI to name only few of them that are producing significant contributions in particular areas. What is actually missing is a comprehensive overview of how the data infrastructures/archives that are connected to the related research fields are structured and operated. To stay within the landscape picture the question is how pathways, in other words central services, can be defined and implemented that connect the different domains in a next step.
The discussion within topic 3 shall focus on how reference models can help to harmonize existing data infrastructures and how existing and upcoming infrastructures can be integrated to improve the detection and access of environmental data.
Public information: This workshop will bring together EU-infrastructure projects and their international collaboration partners involved in improving international data sharing among environmental research infrastructures. The aim is to identify common goals and objectives with regard to harmonization of data sharing among these Research Infrastructures and define necessary steps to demonstrate the benefits of improved data infrastructure collaboration.