CHORUS FORUM: Making FAIR’s Interoperability and Reusability Data Goals Possible

17 June 2022 – Free online meeting
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

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Since their publication in 2016, the FAIR Data Guiding Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) have become clear and enabling goals to work towards in any work or policies around data.  As metrics have been developed around them, FAIR has become a set of tangible targets for funders, publishers, institutions and researchers to aim at and to be measured against.  Unsurprisingly, considerable work has gone into practically enabling all to achieve these.  For many (not all) it has become reasonable to expect data to be published in a manner that results in it being both Findable and Accessible. 

However, making these data furthermore Interoperable and Reusable remains a significant challenge.  This AGU / CHORUS Forum will have government, funder, academic institution, and scientific society stakeholders outline why I & R are proving so challenging, and will showcase some of the partial solutions being put into practice.  Finally, the audience will be invited to comment on at least one new promising solution. 

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Session 1. The problem of actually doing Interoperability and Reusability and why it’s important

An overview of the problem of actually making data interoperable and reusable from the perspective of government officials, funders, scientific societies and academic institutions.

Invited Speakers

  • Chris Marcum, Assistant Director for Open Science and Data Policy, US Office of Science & Technology Policy
  • Josh Greenburg, Director of Digital Information Technology Program, Sloan Foundation
  • Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director, DANS: Dutch National Centre of Expertise and Repository for Research Data; Co-chair of Council Research Data Alliance (confirmed)

Session 2. Existing partial solutions

A showcase of some partial solutions already being put into practice to make data interoperable and reusable. This session will feature an invitation for the audience to comment on at least one new promising solution. 

Invited Speakers

  • Corinna Gries, Principal Investigator, Environmental Data Initiative (confirmed)
  • Jens Klump, Geoscience Analytics Team Leader in the Mineral Resources, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (confirmed)
  • Jane Wyngaard, Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town (confirmed)



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