Meeting Notes – 2nd June 2016

These are the notes from the Research Graph meeting held on 2nd June 2016.

Dr. Marta Poblet, Brigitte Hausstein, Dr. Claus-Peter Klas, Dr. Benjamin Zapilko, Dr. Jingbo Wang, Dr. Anusuriya Devaraju, Dr. Kazu Yamaji, MD. Karmela Krleza-Jeric, Dr. Amir Aryani

The meeting started by an introduction made by Amir, who explained where the idea of Research Graph came from, the difference between Research Graph and RD-Switchboard, how these projects are going to work together, and what are the priorities for research and development at this stage. The main highlights are

  • Research Graph project aims to create a distributed graph model that connects researchers, datasets, publications and grants across multiple systems
  • This project uses RD-Switchboard code to construct graph database dedicated to individual metadata registries such as ANDS or GESIS, and
  • It aims to demonstrate how a service-oriented architecture can link these graph databases.

Discussion points:

  • Analysing possible joint funding opportunities
  • Analysing the possibility of engagement with RD-A
  • Discussing the plan for the first pilot project

Funding opportunities
At this stage, we have identified the following potential funding opportunities:

Australia- Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

  • Marta explained that this project provides support for early career researchers (about five years after Ph.D.), the resources in this opportunity involves travel and accommodation for researchers from Australia and Germany.
  • The deadline is June 17th of this year.
  • Brigitte and Peter recommended Ben to apply for this grant.
  • Karmela suggests that postdoc position is also an available option for this grant.

Trans-Atlantic Platform

  • The deadline is June 29.
  • Karmela mentioned that we are required to find the right partner in Canada or US before applying for the grant.

RDA Europe

  • The deadline to apply for this grant is 30th of September. Amir suggested that the project partnership for this grant can be managed through RMIT Europe.

Engagement with Research Data Alliance

  • Amir and Brigitte discussed a possible engagement with the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) WG. However, at this stage, it is not clear if and how this project can be hosted by DDRI WG.
  • In addition, there is a possible engagement with Publishing Data Services WG.

Plan for the first pilot project

At the end of the meeting, there was a limited time for discussion on potential pilot projects, and engagement with other infrastructures and data centres.

  • Kazu mentioned about the possible interoperability with OpenAIRE schema
  • Karmela suggested analysing the information about a merit-based collaboration for this project. She is going to send further information to the group.
  • Jingbo said that NCI is hosting Genome Sequencing Data. There is an opportunity for a pilot project using this data.

Conclusion and next actions

It’s necessary to start working on the applications of the grants with close deadlines. The next action items:

  • Amir and Ben should review the application for Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme
  • Karmela, Amir and Brigitte should examine the application and possible partnership opportunities for the Trans-Atlantic Platform

About funding and metadata, Amir suggested to managed this in two different groups according to the interests of the members.