Welcome to the MSD Working Group on Facilitating FAIR Data

Data plays a critical role in the MSD community. It is used for a variety of purposes including model formulation, forcing, and evaluation as well as empirical analyses. One component of an effective community of practice is leveraging shared tools and resources. The purpose of this working group is to facilitate the reuse of datasets across the MSD community by providing mechanisms to inventory currently available datasets, advertise new datasets, and enhance the way datasets are documented and archived. The working group will help the MSD community adopt the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data standards.

Wilkinson, Mark D., Michel Dumontier, IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Gabrielle Appleton, Myles Axton, Arie Baak, Niklas Blomberg et al. “The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship.” Scientific Data 3, no. 1 (2016): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.18