Last week, the Steering Committee shared with you the goals and objectives of the recently funded NSF-RCN. The recording of the meeting is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Sx3mZENaTro and the slides are available at the AgBioData website: https://www.agbiodata.org/meetings
This is your opportunity to propose additional Working Groups and their objectives or goals.
You will find the form to make suggestions here (best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, or Opera browsers): https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HhG7VCjFYBqUyW
Do not delay! This form will remain open through September 15th.
Please expect a second and final survey on working group participation and membership in mid-September.
These Working Groups were presented by the Steering Committee:
Emerging data types,
You can review the kickoff meeting slides for more information: https://www.agbiodata.org/sites/default/files/files/September_1_2021_RCN.pdf.
During the RCN kickoff meeting, these additional Working Groups were suggested:
Data collection accuracy and precision
Incorporation of data from precision sensing technologies
Molecular genotype-phenotype links; such as GTEx
Thank you once again for your interest and support of AgBioData!
The AgBioData Steering Committee:
Jacqueline Campbell, Darwin Campbell (coordinator), Ethy Cannon, Laurel Cooper, Lisa Harper, Eva Huala, Sook Jung, Monica Poelchau, Leonore Reiser, Meg Staton, Marcela Tello-Ruiz
Hello AgBioData Community!
Thank you to all those who suggested Working Group topics! Today we are opening up the sign-ups for each. Here is the link to the very short sign-up sheet, where you will also find short general descriptions of each group: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cAORM29Dk2SXgq
Why should you join a working group? We ALL face the same issues to make data FAIR. The struggles we have today can be solved by working together. This way we both leverage our limited time, we do not reinvent the wheel in each independent research community, and we can make the user experience more consistent across platforms. In addition, each group will document their accomplishments by preparing a report or white paper at their conclusion (within 6-12 months), not only to promote the result but to give each member credit for their work.
Not sure what you might be interested in? We plan to have an initial “all hands” working groups meeting on Dec. 1. Here we can break into small groups where it will be much easier to discuss and create a mission for each group. Nothing is set in stone! Once a group is formed, the members will determine the short-term focus of the group, and the expected deliverables.
Darwin Campbell, AgBioData Program Coordinator
On behalf of The AgBioData Steering Committee