Immune Repertoire Seminar Series
The #iReceptorPlus consortium -- which our team is part of -- has now started an online seminar series on "Theory and Applications of Immune Repertoires". This week's seminar (Thu, 2020-11-26, 16:00-17:30 CET) will feature talks from Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam (KI 🇸🇪 ) and Vanessa Mhanna (Sorbonne U 🇫🇷 ).
https://www.ireceptor-plus.com/news-and-events/seminars for more details and registration.
AIRR Community Meeting
The 5th AIRR Community meeting will take place Tue, 2020-12-08 to Thu, 2020-12-10 from 16:00 to 20:00 CET as virtual meeting. It will include Working Group presentations, scientific sessions, interactive poster sessions and software tool demonstrations.
Registration is open now under: https://whova.com/web/acmv_202012/
All #AIRRCommunity membership levels are eligible for a 50% discount.
Research data infrastructure in Germany
"If you are in academia, share your publications, share your teaching materials, share your code, share your data, share your time. If you have the opportunity, please help to facilitate more open exchange of talent and of knowledge."
The #AIRRCommunity has released v1.3 of their data schema for Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire sequencing data:
This is a big step ahead to facilitate #FAIR sharing of this data, as the current release now includes:
* a proper schema for study metadata
* an API for repositories (OpenAPI v2)
* support for ontologies
A new (reverse) acronym to learn for data repositories: TRUST
(Transparency, Responsibiliy, User focus, Sustainability, Technology)
As I see it, this basically summarizes the criteria of #CoreTrustSeal for data repositories into a nice catch phrase. The criteria are not as well defined as for #FAIR, potentially because that's already part of CTS.
#cOAlitionS publishes new requirements for publishers regarding price transparency. Non-compliant publishers will not be eligible for OA funds after mid-2022.
Data sharing survey
PLoS is running a survey on the pleasures and pains of sharing scientific data. Still running until next week:
EU-funded OA platform
Interesting proposal by @firstname.lastname@example.org
on combining Open Data and Open Source licenses:
I have some doubts however, whether the schema would be to complex to be applicable in a larger scale.
European Data Strategy
It's already some weeks ago that the #EuropeanCommision published its #EuropeanDataStrategy. Strong focus on #PSI and data from industry, research infrastructures like #EOSC are merely a side note. Nevertheless, the same challenges as for scientific data remain, so -- Lo and behold! -- Page 12 actually identifies the #FAIR principles as a generic strategy:
The #RDA (Research Data Alliance) #COVID19 working group now released the 2nd draft of their recommendations for sharing the output of COVID-19 research. Page 34 highlights the importance of releasing code under a #FOSS license:
Hope the wording gets more explicit in the final version.
Better late than never: Germany is joining the European 1+Million Genomes Initiative:
Great talk about Secure Health Data Infrastructures by @msuhr . Abstract and slides can be found under https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/open_research_secure_health_data/
I'm at @fosdem this weekend, currently in the session on Open Research Tools. Three great talks so far, all analyzing the same deficiencies: training of scientists, sustainability of software, best practices in development.
Interestingly, no one presented the obvious solution so far: Research Software Engineers! 😉
We should work on our outreach!
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