Physical Samples

The Special Interest Group “Physical Samples as part of Cyberinfrastructure” brings together a community that is concerned with physical samples collected in the Earth Sciences and their integration with digital data and information infrastructure into an Internet of Samples. The objective of this group is to establish standards and best practices for the registration and identification of samples, their documentation, and their curation to ensure discovery, access, and preservation of both the physical samples and of the virtual representation of the samples in digital data systems.

 

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Friday, February 28

  • 2:49pm

    http://workspace.earthcube.org/physical-samples

    Plans are underway for a proposal to the upcoming EarthCube solicitation (deadline March 12) to build the GEOSAMPLES community within EarthCube. The goal of this RCN is to

    • develop an Internet of Samples that connects physical samples and sample collections in the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to advance their discovery, access, and curation;
    • establish and promote best practices and standards for sample identification, documentation, citation, and sharing;
    • coordinate and integrate with digital sample management initiatives in other disciplines, especially in biology;
    • explore sustainable solutions for archiving and access of the physical samples across many different stakeholders.

    We are looking for broad participation by researchers, curators, informatics experts, and computer scientists from academia, agencies, industry, museums, facilities that deal with sample collection and sample curation, etc.

    Activities planned by the RCN will include

    • creation of working groups to address the wide range of challenges in achieving these goals,
    • a kick-off workshop to get the WG's started,
    • smaller meetings in conjunction with major Earth Science conferences,
    • creation of a WIKI as a knowledge hub for practices in digital and physical sample curation and to make accessible the outcomes of the WG's work,
    • development of a registry of geosamples collections (museums, repositories, academic departments, etc.),
    • development of a plan for a shared cyberinfrastructure for sample and collection management
    • town halls and other outreach events

    If you are interested to participate in the GEOSAMPLES community and in the activities of the RCN, it would be great if you could send me a brief email (lehnert@ldeo.columbia.edu), indicating your specific interest in this RCN (e.g. if you curate samples, collect and study samples, develop or operate data systems for samples a nd sample-based data, etc.).

    Please forward this message to any of your colleagues who may be interested in partcipating.

     

    Many thanks in advance and with best wishes,

    Kerstin

     

Friday, February 21

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    3:20pm

    http://workspace.earthcube.org/physical-samples

    Plans are underway for a proposal to the upcoming EarthCube solicitation (deadline March 12) to build the GEOSAMPLES community within EarthCube. The goal of this RCN is to

    • develop an Internet of Samples that connects physical samples and sample collections in the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to advance their discovery, access, and curation;
    • establish and promote best practices and standards for sample identification, documentation, citation, and sharing;
    • coordinate and integrate with digital sample management initiatives in other disciplines, especially in biology;
    • explore sustainable solutions for archiving and access of the physical samples across many different stakeholders.

    We are looking for broad participation by researchers, curators, informatics experts, and computer scientists from academia, agencies, industry, museums, facilities that deal with sample collection and sample curation, etc.

    Activities planned by the RCN will include

    • creation of working groups to address the wide range of challenges in achieving these goals,
    • a kick-off workshop to get the WG's started,
    • smaller meetings in conjunction with major Earth Science conferences,
    • creation of a WIKI as a knowledge hub for practices in digital and physical sample curation and to make accessible the outcomes of the WG's work,
    • development of a registry of geosamples collections (museums, repositories, academic departments, etc.),
    • development of a plan for a shared cyberinfrastructure for sample and collection management
    • town halls and other outreach events

    If you are interested to participate in the GEOSAMPLES community and in the activities of the RCN, it would be great if you could send me a brief email (lehnert@ldeo.columbia.edu), indicating your specific interest in this RCN (e.g. if you curate samples, collect and study samples, develop or operate data systems for samples a nd sample-based data, etc.).

    Please forward this message to any of your colleagues who may be interested in partcipating.

     

    Many thanks in advance and with best wishes,

    Kerstin

     

  • Your profile picture
    3:15pm

    Plans are underway for a proposal to the upcoming EarthCube solicitation (deadline March 12) to build the GEOSAMPLES community within EarthCube. The goal of this RCN is to

    • develop an Internet of Samples that connects physical samples and sample collections in the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to advance their discovery, access, and curation;
    • establish and promote best practices and standards for sample identification, documentation, citation, and sharing;
    • coordinate and integrate with digital sample management initiatives in other disciplines, especially in biology;
    • explore sustainable solutions for archiving and access of the physical samples across many different stakeholders.

    We are looking for broad participation by researchers, curators, informatics experts, and computer scientists from academia, agencies, industry, museums, facilities that deal with sample collection and sample curation, etc.

    Activities planned by the RCN will include

    • creation of working groups to address the wide range of challenges in achieving these goals,
    • a kick-off workshop to get the WG's started,
    • smaller meetings in conjunction with major Earth Science conferences,
    • creation of a WIKI as a knowledge hub for practices in digital and physical sample curation and to make accessible the outcomes of the WG's work,
    • development of a registry of geosamples collections (museums, repositories, academic departments, etc.),
    • development of a plan for a shared cyberinfrastructure for sample and collection management
    • town halls and other outreach events

    If you are interested to participate in the GEOSAMPLES community and in the activities of the RCN, it would be great if you could send me a brief email (lehnert@ldeo.columbia.edu), indicating your specific interest in this RCN (e.g. if you curate samples, collect and study samples, develop or operate data systems for samples a nd sample-based data, etc.).

    Please forward this message to any of your colleagues who may be interested in partcipating.

     

    Many thanks in advance and with best wishes,

    Kerstin