Implementing FAIR Data for People and Machines: Impacts and Implications

Conferences Attending

This special one day workshop for data and information professionals, information technologists, and for disciplinary scientists interested in effective data sharing is focused on the wave of activities related to making data “FAIR” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).

We will focus on the implementations and ultimate impacts and implications, especially as data is made FAIR for people and machines.

The Workshop will provide a venue for attendees to collaborate with their peers and hear from leading experts.

Please note that seating is limited.

Scope and Description

This collaboratively-organized workshop is for data and information professionals, information technologists, and for disciplinary scientists interested in effective data sharing. Sessions provide an overview of activities related to making data “FAIR” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).

The one-day event focuses on the implementations, ultimate impacts, and implications, especially as data is made FAIR for people and machines. A complete agenda for the day may be viewed here

The Workshop provides an opportunity for attendees to collaborate with their peers and hear from leading experts. The roster of confirmed speakers includes:

  • Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  • George Strawn, Director, Board on Research Dara and Information (BRDI), The National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Barend Mons, President, CODATA (a commission of the International Science Council), and Professor of Bioinformatics, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Joanna Martin, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, DOE
  • Michael Huerta, Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine
  • Robert J. Hanisch, Director of the Office of Data and Informatics, Material Measurement Library, NIST
  • Beth Plale, Science Advisor for Public Access, NSF
  • Laura Biven, Program Manager, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, DOE
  • Giridhar Manepalli, Director of Information Management Technology, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
  • Giri Palamisany, Director, Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring (ARM) Research Facility, ORNL
  • Rebecca Koskela, Executive Director, DataONE
  • Melissa CraginChief Strategist for Data Initiatives, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
  • Maryann Martone, Professor Emeritus (Neuroscience), University of California, San Diego
  • Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Head of Research Informatics and Publishing, Pennsylvania State University Libraries 
  • Dr. Luiz Olavo Bonino, International Technology Coordinator, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office
  • Jason Griffey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO
  • Matt Jones, Director DataONE, UCSB
  • Daniella Lowenberg, UC3 Product Manager, University of California Digital Library
  • Bonnie C. Carroll, Chief Data Officer, Information International Associates Inc., and Secretary General, CODATA
  • Stu Feldman, Chief Scientist, Schmidt Futures
  • Keith Russell, Engagements Manager, Australian Research Data Commons

Event Sessions

Welcome and Opening Remarks (9:00 am - 9:15 am)

Speaker

Moderated by: George Strawn | Director, Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) | The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Keynote and Introduction (9:15 am - 10:am)

Speaker

Barend Mons

President
CODATA (a commission of the International Science Council), and Professor of Bioinformatics, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Dr. Mons is the head of the International Support and Coordination Office of the GO FAIR Initiative, and a member of BRDI. In January 2019 he organized a meeting of Implementation Networks for FAIR data and services in Leiden where over 20 projects were represented.

Moderated by: George Strawn | Director, Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) | The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Networking Break (10:00 am - 10:15 am)

Federal Perspectives (10:15 am - 11:40 am)

Speakers

Mike Huerta

Associate Director for Program Development
National Library of Medicine, NIH

Robert J. Hanisch

Director of the Office of Data and Informatics
Material Measurement Library, NIST

Laura Biven

Program Manager, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science
DOE

This session will examine what various federal agencies are planning and doing to implement FAIR data into the context of open science. Views will range from policy to implementation initiatives. The initiatives will reflect various degrees of involvement in FAIR as all agencies are embracing open science and open data principles, consistent with mission fulfillment. It will cover policies, strategies, and technology applications such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Moderated by: Joanna Martin | DC Liason | Office of Science and Technical Information, DOE

Case Studies: Implementing Networks (11:40 am - 12:45 pm)

Speakers

Giridhar Manepalli

Director of Information Management Technology
Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)

Giri Palamisany

Director
Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring (ARM) Research Facility, ORNL

Conversations on FAIR data are often still happening at high levels in government and civil society with emphasis on policies and planning. What happens when the focus shifts to implementation? This session will highlight current efforts in implementing FAIR data principles and will offer emerging best practices and lessons learned.

Moderated by: Cynthia Hudson Vitale | Head of Research Informatics and Publishing | Pennsylvania State University Libraries 

Lunch (12:45 pm - 1:30 pm)

Boxed lunch to be provided.

Defining and Measuring FAIR (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Speakers

Maryann Martone

Professor Emeritus (Neuroscience)
University of California, San Diego

As the scientific community moves to implement FAIR data, it becomes increasingly important to understand and measure the results of this implementation. This session will discuss perspectives on how to define FAIR and models that are being developed to measure FAIR implementation.

Moderated by: Melissa Cragin | Chief Strategist for Data Initiatives | San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

FAIR in Discovery, Search, and Scholarly Communication (2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Speakers

Daniella Lowenberg

Data Publishing & Data Metrics Product Manager, UC Curation Center (UC3)
California Digital Library

Many stakeholders including publishers, education and research institutes, and funders are creating solutions that promote accessibility of the data that supports published scholarly research papers. This session will address the impact of FAIR data on search, discovery, and scholarly communications, including its purpose and use, the types of data used, and how we measure impact on the market, particularly where data can have a direct impact for advancing science and research. Speakers will also discuss attribution, transparency, and funding.

Moderated by: Jason Griffey | Director of Strategic Initiatives | NISO

Break and Networking Opportunity (3:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

FAIR DATA and Scientific Workflow (3:45 pm - 4:15 pm)

Speaker

Moderated by: Bonnie C. Carroll | Chief Data Officer, Information International Associates, Inc. and Secretary General of CODATA | Information International Associates, Inc. (IIA)

Filling the Gaps and Moving the Agenda Forward: Wrap Up and Adjournment (4:15 pm - 5:00 pm)

Session Moderators will present major takeaways from the day's sessions, followed by audience discussion. • What did you learn here today? • What are the big challenges for the future? • What are the gaps that may be emerging? • What are the next steps needed?