Data-driven life science and the RDA: Leveraging global data communities in regional initiatives and cross-border infrastructures
March 24, 2023 @ 09:00 – 13:00 CET
This workshop will showcase how to leverage the Research Data Alliance (RDA) to support life science research today and what role the RDA and international data infrastructures can play in the transition to an increasingly data-driven research practice. It is organised by ELIXIR, NBIS and the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and includes speakers on life science data & interoperability, stakeholder engagement, and liaison strategies with the RDA.
The workshop aims to promote and refine strategies for liaising with global communities and in particular the RDA to develop and adopt solutions for data-driven life science research. The intended audience is research communities, regional research infrastructures and cross-border infrastructure collaborations. However, registration is open to everyone who is involved in furthering shared principles and standards for life science research data. To accommodate a dynamic and diverse group of participants, the workshop is hosted as a hybrid event, accepting participants on-site in Gothenburg, Sweden or online via Zoom.
The event schedule is organised into two parts where invited speakers will present their experiences leading into discussions focused on finding effective liaison strategies and forming new collaborations across communities and infrastructures. Part 1 focuses on showcasing examples of how to leverage activities and outputs of the RDA to converge on shared principles and practices. Part 2 focuses on networking to outline and refine some elements of realistic and effective liaison strategies that could be implemented across the organisations, initiatives and communities that the participants represent.
Registration is free for both on-site and virtual attendance. The number of spaces for on-site attendance is limited by the size of the room and some spaces will be reserved for speakers to promote wide representation across communities and infrastructures.
Part 1: Showcase on leveraging the RDA for life science data
09:00–11:00 CET | Presentations by invited speakers
- Life science data communities and infrastructures
- Regional resources with national and cross-border data sharing initiatives
- Leveraging and promoting RDA outputs and activities
- Panel discussion
Part 2: Liaison strategies across communities & infrastructure
11:00–12:00 CET | Guided discussions among participants
- Work towards realistic and effective liaison strategies
- Potential collaborations and steps going forward
12:00–13:00 CET | Networking lunch for on-site participants