In a series of oral presentations, this session will showcase new scientific findings and impactful research being undertaken across BD2K, highlighting the breadth of activities ranging from molecules to populations.
Presenters on November 29, 2016, are:
Presenters on November 30, 2016, are:
Moderator: Jennie Larkin
This session will commence with an overview of the “Data Commons” and will provide updates on four major ongoing activities: the Commons Framework pilots, the Cloud Credits Model, the Reference Datasets and Resource Indexing.
This session will also serve as a launching pad for discussion about other BD2K research activities that could synergize with the Data Commons to enable the development and implementation of a biomedical data ecosystem
A panel discussion will follow with NIH staff involved the Data Commons development including:
Vivien Bonazzi (NIH Data Commons, Reference Datasets); Valentina Di Francesco (Commons Framework); George Komatsoulis (Cloud Credits Model); Ian Fore, Dawei Lin, Ron Margolis, and Alison Yao (Resource Indexing).
Moderator: Vivien Bonazzi
Using appropriate data-related standards is critical for effectively transmitting, sharing, reusing, and harmonizing or integrating data. This session will focus on emerging topics in data-related standards and highlight tools or resources that address gaps, such as finding appropriate content standards to use in research; facilitating development and reuse of Common Data Elements; facilitating traversal across connected datasets through a Commons for Identifiers; and creating a flexible, extensible, expressive exchange format to represent phenotypic features.
Time will be allowed for discussion. Topics are:
Moderator: Sherri de Coronado
This session will showcase the wide variety of awards and activities in the BD2K Initiative aimed at training current and future scientists to use biomedical Big Data. These activities range from support for individual early career researchers to the development of resources, such as short courses, open educational resources, and infrastructure for the discovery of educational resources. Presenters and their topics are:
Moderator: Michelle Dunn
This session will explore digital object indexing drawing from the experiences of the bioCADDIE Data Discovery Index prototype (DataMed) and alternative/complementary indexing models and will address technical issues that contribute to “FIND.”
Presenters and their topics are:
Moderator: Ian Fore
This extended session will feature presentations of software tools and analysis methods developed by BD2K awardees.
Moderator: Dave Miller
This session will build on the Day 1 “Data Commons” session with more detailed discussions of the Commons Framework pilots and Cloud Credits Model. The goal of this session is to develop new ideas for implementing a Data Commons.
Following the presentation, there will be time allotted for interactive discussion and questions regarding the Data Commons.
Moderators: Valentina Di Francesco & Owen White
The BD2K Initiative aims to encourage collaborations, both among BD2K grantees and between BD2K grantees and others. By taking advantage of the consortium-based organization of the BD2K effort, such collaborations create synergies and accelerate progress beyond the abilities of individual research efforts to achieve the ambitious goals of the initiative.
Presenters and their topics are:
This session will focus on metrics and measures of success for data preservation. Sustainable data preservation is critical to biomedical research communities and to funders of the sciences. Researcher needs should drive data lifecycle governance, with the selection of appropriate models to improve data management and longer term maintenance varying by the particular research community. This session will start with an introduction, a summary of the recent RFI on metrics to assess value of biomedical digital repositories (NOT-OD-16-133) ,and a series of short presentations and a panel discussion to initiate open dialogue on the emerging issues and strategies in this area, including archiving, preservation, and certification. Planned agenda: