NIH to Host Workshop on Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse Feb. 11-12 in Bethesda, Md.

The Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine are hosting a workshop (link is external) on the Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse on Feb. 11-12. The workshop will be held at the Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Md. The primary goals of the workshop are to: Hear from generalist repositories about how they see themselves in the larger biomedical data repository landscape. Understand from institutional data repositories how they are creating suites of solutions for their researchers and how they see generalist repositories fitting in this landscape. Consider desired characteristics of data repositories and how they relate to institutional expectations of data storage/preservation solutions. Explore adoption of common infrastructure, standards and federated search solutions to enable greater discoverability of NIH research data across federated data repositories. Address the role of data curators in ensuring that data and metadata are sufficiently well curated to enhance discovery and enable reuse. Workshop registration (link is external) is on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees are expected to fund their own travel and board. Virtual attendance will also be available. Register for in-person or virtual attendance (link is external) by Feb. 4.
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