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Data Fabric Interst Group

Presenter 1
Gary Berg-Cross
Research Data Alliance
Presenter 2
Peter Wittenburg
Research Data Alliance
Presenter 3
Rob Pennington
Research Data Alliance
Presenter 4
Yunquiang Zhu

Early work by five RDA Working Groups (DTR, DFT, PIT, PP, MDSD) developed a foundation that was important for progress and common understanding. As these groups completed their efforts, continued interaction and expansion to other groups was deemed useful to form a more integrated view. As a result a new Interest Group entitled "Data Fabric" was formed. Starting with a white paper, the DFIG will broadly consider and illustrate the possible directions to make data practices more efficient and cost-effective. We will describe important common components and their services, along with principles of component and service interaction and associated best practices. Over time we will seek consensus on conceptual views of the ecological landscape of components and services that are required. The intent is to promote ingredients, such as policy-based automatic procedures adhering to basic data organization principles, that are necessary to professionally deal with large datasets in ways based on well-accepted concepts and mechanisms. These discussions concretized by spin-off WGs are expected to benefit RDA groups as well as the broader research and data community.

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