The hackathon had a very strong focus and presence for both bio.tools and Common Workflow Language, one of the activities was to explore how CWL metadata profile could relate to Research Object model, Debian’s package descriptions, RDF, schema.org and provenance.
On 2016-01-28, Daniel Garijo presented Reproducibility Using Semantics: An Overview at the Dagstuhl Seminar 16041 Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science:
On 2016-01-28, Raul Palma presented ROHub at the Dagstuhl Seminar 16041 Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science:
On 2016-01-28, Carole Goble presented Research Objects, FAIRDOM and SEEK4Science at the Dagstuhl Seminar 16041 Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science:
On 2016-01-28, Raul Palma presented Aspects of Reproducibility in Earth Science at the Dagstuhl Seminar 16041 Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science:
BagIt is an Internet Draft that specifies a file system structure for transferring and archiving a collection of files, including their checksums and brief metadata. BagIt is commonly used by digital library communities for archival purposes, and is mandated by the Library of Congress for digital preservation.
Research Object bundles are structured ZIP-files for serializes a Research Objects, embedding some or all of its resources within the ZIP file, and list the RO content in a manifest, in addition to embedding and referencing annotations and provenance.
While BagIt and RO Bundle might at first seem to provide similar functionalies, the two approaches are complementary in the sense that BagIt focuses on the transfer and consistency checks, recording checksums for resources and their file sizes, while RO Bundles focus on the metadata, provenance and annotations about the resources, relating them to each other.
Research Object BagIt archive defines a profile for a BagIt bag to also be a Research Object. This approach builds on the RO Bundle structure, but modifies it to also be compliant with BagIt.
Norman Morrison presented Research Objects at BOSC including work on ‘Research Objects in the wild’, where Research Objects supported a reproducibility case study that was recently publish in PLOS One. This work was also presented at BOSC by Alejandra González-Beltrán from the ISA-team and you can get the slides here.
You can read more about the BOSC conference in Scott Edmunds excellent blog post ‘Open Bioinformatics in The Irish Free Software State‘.
On June 11th 2015, Carole Goble presented The Research Object Initiative: Frameworks and Use Cases as part of the bioCADDIE webinar series.
Chris Parr from Times Higher Education Interviewed Prof Carole Goble at JISC Digifest. You can read and listen to Carole’s views on the lack of transparency about academic research methods by clicking on the links below.
“Outdated practices and lack of simplicity result in ‘unfindable’ work, Carole Goble tells Jisc Digital Festival”
Carole Goble gave a thought provoking keynote presentation at the JISC Digital Festival where she talked about www.researchobject.org. It was great to see that the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Scholarship) analogy was picked up by Chris Parr from Times Higher Education. You can find the talk live on the JISC website here.
— Chris Parr (@ChrisParrTHE) March 10, 2015