DTL-SURF Focus meeting: FAIR tooling

Date: 08 NOV 2017 

Several groups in The Netherlands are working on different aspects of implementing FAIR in the tools we use for data management. However, coordination between the implementations is needed to ensure that we achieve the Interoperability goals of FAIR and avoid duplicating efforts.

08 Nov 2017
SURF Utrecht
Prior knowledge needed?

This Focus meeting is a first attempt at coordinating between the different efforts and aligning on the practical implementation of the FAIR principles. The presenters at the Focus meeting will cover several aspects of FAIR in the tools they develop and in the discussion we aim to achieve alignment on common standards and architecture.

Target audience

The primary audience of this meeting is the development community for FAIR data management tools, including Developers, Software Architect, but also power-users of these tools.

Preliminary agenda

We will have four speakers who give a short presentation and we will provide ample time for discussion. Speakers will include:

  • Luiz Bonino, GO-FAIR / DTL
  • T.b.d., The Hyve
  • Morris Swertz, UMC Groningen

Discussion topics:

  • Integration of the tools we have. Are we interoperable together?
  • Mapping tools and Molgenis mapping manager
  • Fair data points and PHT Fair data stations
  • What are the white spots?
  • FAIR Metrics
  • Layered standards: interoperable archetypes and models in a model registry


FAIR stands for ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable’. The FAIR Data principles act as an international guideline for high quality data stewardship. DTL actively promotes FAIR Data Stewardship of life science information, within its partnership and in close collaboration with its international partners.


Focus meetings are a series of meetings on diverse topics, organized by DTL and supported by SURF.
Participation is free of charge but registration is required via the DTL website.

Latest modifications 20 Sep 2017