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Wednesday, January 24 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bridging the gaps between current practice and FAIR data

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We have stories in the area of molecular sciences and particularly chemistry to tell. Since the online era started around 1994, scientists publishing stories in peer reviewed journals have had the option of including “supporting information” with their articles. In its present form (PDF files), this can be characterised as Unfindable, Inaccessible, Non-interoperable and not Reusable, the very antithesis of FAIR. Our stories are about how we set about to convert this mass of information and perchance even data, into a fit-for-purpose modern scientific resource. Absolutely central to the concept of FAIR was the PID and the metadata associated with it. To fully exploit this metadata, we decided we needed to create a repository designed to utilise the DataCite V 4 schema, having tried other existing repositories and largely failed to achieve our objectives. Our stories are built on the depositions into this repository over the last 18 months or so by increasingly motivated and engaged researchers. Doing so has enabled us to devise a rich variety of searches based on our metadata and we have even assigned PIDs to these searches to make it easier for scientists to try them out. Our stories will tell how this combination of FAIR data enhanced by rich searches are creating a new way of sharing scientific results and data across a broad swath of molecular sciences. Our stories still lack some kinds of information, such as PID+metadata for the instruments and software that is used to create our rich datasets and we look forward to the day when even more types of “research objects” will carry PIDs. You can see (interact with) the presentation at PID https://doi.org/ccs4

avatar for Henry Rzepa

Henry Rzepa

Imperial College London
I am a computational chemist (which means using computers to model chemistry and the behaviour of molecules) with an interest in how the Internet can be exploited to enhance the stories one can tell about chemistry.

Wednesday January 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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