22 October 2019 - 07:00 to 15:30
Helsinki | Espoo

Help us design the data landscape of the future!

We're gathering recommendations, features and best practices for FAIR semantic artifacts and data repositories/infrastructures! 

Producing FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) scientific data depends on the use of data repositories and domain-specific semantic models or artifacts such as ontologies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies to properly describe data.  When artifacts and repositories are heterogeneous it's impossible to create the harmonised framework needed to achieve FAIRness.

  • How should a repository look to allow for truly FAIR data?
  • How can we enable distributed queries and data aggregation across heterogeneous repositories?
  • Semantics are a vital part of making other data FAIR. But how FAIR are our semantic artifacts? What can we recommend to ensure we build FAIR-by-design semantic artifacts?

Semantics experts, maintainers of semantic registries and data repositories, and representatives from infrastructures are cordially invited to brainstorm with us about how to remedy the shortcomings for FAIRness and interoperability of current semantic resources/artifacts and data repositories. The outcomes from the two parallel sessions, one tackling aspects of FAIR semantics and the other FAIR and interoperable repositories, will inform our initial recommendations.   

This workshop is organised by the FAIRsFAIR work package “ FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services” and will be held as a co-located event to the RDA plenary on October 22, 2019.

Time: 9:00 to 17:30 | Place: Espoo, Finland | Venue: CSC ( ) (10 minutes' walk from Aalto University, venue for most of the RDA events.)

The event is free of charge but places are limited to 60 people, therefore registration is needed.

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