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GO BUILD Workshop

  • 11 November 2019
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany

The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office organizes a GO FAIR workshop on “Semantic Interoperability of Metadata for Cross-Domain Research of the Future” at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg.

The workshop targets primarily members of the GO FAIR implementation networks, but non-members interested in the GO FAIR initiative or the workshop topic are also very welcome.

The idea of the one-day workshop is to bring together people with an interest in semantic aspects of interoperability of metadata who are looking for an opportunity to exchange with like-minded colleagues. It is supposed to offer room for networking and deliberations on concrete possibilities for future collaboration. The goal is to establish working groups who will be working in the context of the GO FAIR initiative on guidelines and best practices or concrete implementations.

The workshop discussions will revolve around questions such as:

  • Which steps are essential to guarantee the semantic interoperability of metadata in a single domain?
  • What is a FAIR metadata standard?
  • How do we ensure the semantic interoperability for the cross-domain research of the future?

Please note that the registration is closed.

Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed according to the German Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG – Bundesreisekostengesetz). Please find here some information on directions to the ZBW and accommodation near the ZBW.


8:00 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:30Welcome address and Introduction
Catharina Wasner (GFISCO, Hamburg) – The Challenge of Semantic Interoperability of Metadata for Cross-Domain Research
9:30 – 10:30The Perspectives of the Implementation Networks

  1. Peter Mutschke (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) – GO INTER
  2. Atif Latif / Fidan Limani (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) – GeRDI
  3. Oya Beyan (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT) – Personal Health Train
  4. Ben Schaap (GODAN / Wageningen University and Research) – Food Systems
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00

Ignition Talks

Joachim Wackerow (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) Results from the second CODATA/DDI Workshop on Interoperability of Metadata Standards in Cross-Domain Science, Health, and Social Science Applications

Erik Schultes (GFISCO, Leiden)Results from the Metadata for Machines Workshop Series and GO FAIR Matrix Development

12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00

Ignition Talks

Claus-Peter Klas (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) – The CESSDA Vocabulary Service

Pier Luigi Buttigieg (Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Alfred Wegener Institute) – Approaches of the RDA WG InteroperAble Descriptions of Observable Property Terminology (I-ADOPT WG)

14:00 – 15:00Working group sessions 1
15:00 – 15:30Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30Working group sessions 2
16:30 – 17:00 Round-up and good-bye
Catharina Wasner (GFISCO, Hamburg)


Read the workshop report.

List of attendees:

Mariam Basajja Leiden University / Kampala International University
Nirupama Benis AMC, The Netherlands
Noemi Betancort Cabrera SuUB / Qualiservice
Pier Luigi Buttigieg Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Joao Bosco Jares Alves Chaves Fraunhofer FIT
Kudakwashe Chindoza Great Zimbabwe University
Oscar Corcho Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Nora Dörrenbächer Gst. RatSWD
Johan Fihn Marberg Swedish National Data Service
Anna-Lena Flügel DKRZ/EOSC-hub B2FIND
Arnaud Gingold OPERAS-OpenEdition
Maren Göhler Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Robert Günther Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Victoria Hedley Newcastle University
Rajaram Kaliyaperumal LUMC
Claus-Peter Klas GESIS - Leibniz Institut für die Sozialwissenschaften
Atif Latif ZBW
Rebecca Leary Newcastle University (Conect4children c4c)
Fidan Limani Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Claudenir M. Fonseca Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Peter Mutschke GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Axam Muyingo Xeal Capital Limited
Milan Ojsteršek University of Maribor
Beyan Oya Fraunhofer
Lucian Paulet Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V. (INP), Greifswald
Ben Schaap GODAN / Wageningen University and Research
Daniel Schiffner DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation
Thomas Schnicke Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Erik Schultes GO FAIR
Kilian Schwarz GSI
Markus Stocker TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
Emanuel Söding GEOMAR Helmholtzzentrum für Ozeanforschung
Joachim Wackerow GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Catharina Wasner ZBW
Juliane Watson Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Heinrich Widmann DKRZ (& EUDAT / EOSC-hub )
Cord Wiljes Bielefeld University
Kai Wörner Zentrum für nachhaltiges Forschungsdatenmanagement
Shuxin Zhang Amsterdam University Medical Center