The IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group aims to facilitate discovery, harmonization and use of data across IBI participants and other global research initiatives, international neuroscience-relevant societies, and neuroscience researchers through the following:
implementing mechanisms for searching across datasets
assuring data interoperability
developing data federation strategies
understanding data governance policies of different initiatives
promoting clear data governance policies to facilitate international collaborations
establishing training programs on data standards and best practices
Working Group Membership:
Brain Initiative Representatives
Kenji Doya, Japan Brain/MINDS / OIST, Japan (co-chair)
Jan Bjaalie, EU Human Brain Project / University of Oslo, Norway
Luonan Chen, China Brain Initiative / Chinese Academy of Science, China
Nargis Akter, Japan Brain/MINDS Beyond / National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
Megumi Maruyama, Japan Brain/MINDS Beyond / National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
Working Group Activities:
At the Roundtable in January 2020 and the first WG meeting in February 2020, the following three initial goals were selected:
To publish a white paper proposing the best practices in data governance and pointing to any needs for international alignment.
To collect information about what kinds of data initiatives have collected and to clarify the measures for interoperability.
To collect information about ongoing efforts and to identify unmet needs in training to facilitate data sharing and usage.
Three task forces are formed and working to attain each goal as below.
This task force is now surveying data governance policies of brain initiatives. Learn more here about current data governance policies, licenses, and use agreements, formats, and standards from IBI partner initiatives.
Each brain initiative collects and opens a variety of data. In this TF, mechanisms are being explored for searching across initiatives and assuring interoperability.
The training task force is collecting information about ongoing efforts to identify unmet needs in training to facilitate data sharing and usage.
Working Group Meetings:
January 12-13, 2020: IBI Data Standards and Sharing Roundtable (Tokyo)