Focus meeting "Presenting a use case for FAIR data"

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The main goal of this focus meeting is to address how to publish (large amounts of) sequence data in a way that it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

Use Case

Professor Hooykaas is a researcher that studies the bacteria Agrobacterium Tumefaciens. In a previous study he analysed various strains and some of them caught his interest. He now seeks to sequence and analyse the strains he finds interesting.

Of course after the reconstruction of the genomes and the annotation the sequences will be published. Professor Hooykaas wants a solution for sharing the data with his colleagues, so they can easily compare the data with their own. For the focus meeting we want to ask the speakers to present their solution to the publication of sequences and their meta data.


Sander van Boom, Filterless / Prof. Hooykaas, Leiden University

Subgoals/Lecture and discussion topics

  • Getting to know others that are working on similar problems
  • Promote collaboration
  • Prevent “reinventing the wheel”

Discussion topics

  • The preparation of sequence data before publication (think about formats, meta data)
  • How to make sequence data fair.


t.b.d. - second half February or March


SURF, Utrecht (to be confirmed)



  • Professor Hooykaas, Leiden University
  • Jesse van Dam PhD
  • One more speaker to be announced

Principal attendees:

  • Professor Hooykaas – Leiden University
  • Dr. Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen - LUMC
  • Dr. Erik Schultes – LUMC
  • Jesse van Dam, PhD – Wageningen University
  • Sander van Boom BASc. - Filterless
  • Rick Overkleeft BASc. - Filterless

Other people/mailing lists:

  • DTL mailing list etc.


13:00 Coffee 
13:15 Welcome and Purpose
13:20 Agenda and Ground Rules
13:25 First talk: Professor Hooykaas
13:45 Questions [Quick/special questions answered, difficult/general ones on flipover]
13:50 Second talk: Jesse van Dam
14:10 Questions [Quick/special questions answered, difficult/general ones on flipover]
14:15 Tea break
14:35 Third Talk
14:55 Questions [Quick/special questions answered, difficult/general ones on flipover]
15:00 Fourth Talk
15:20 Questions [Quick/special questions answered, difficult/general ones on flipover]
15:25 Tea break [Meeting chair organizes the flipover questions]
15:45 Discussion [Based on the organized flipover questions]
16:30 Evaluation
16:35 Parking lot
16:40 Breakup
17:00 Out!

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