[CODATA-international] Fwd: [early_career_and_engagement] Ask Me Anything Call On "What do you really know about that antibody? Ask dkNET". Wednesday, June 24th At 14:00-15:00 UTC / 10:00-11:00 EDT

Elli Papadopoulou elli.libd at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 12:45:31 EDT 2020

Hello everyone,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are writing to invite you to yet another RDA
<https://www.rd-alliance.org/> ECEIG "Ask me Anything" meeting; the Early
Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG)
<https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/early-career-and-engagement-ig> has
been formed within RDA with a focus on connecting with and supporting early
career professionals both within and outside RDA. The "Ask me Anything"
meetings are hosted on a monthly basis, addressing topics that might be of
general interest to ECRs - this month's AMA is dedicated to:

*What do you really know about that antibody?  Ask dkNET*

Research resources-defined here as the tools researchers use in their
scientific studies-are a foundation of the biomedical enterprise.  It is
critical for researchers to be able to select the proper tools for their
research, but also be aware of any issues that may arise in their
application. Software tools and datasets may have bugs, cell lines get
contaminated, knock outs may be incomplete and antibodies may have
specificity problems. Such problematic resources can continue to be used in
scientific studies, even after problems are detected.  Many factors,
including the inability to easily retrieve alerts about problematic
resources, results in their continued use, wasting both time and money. To
make it easy to find information about research resources and how they
perform, dkNET (NIDDK Information Network, https://dknet.org), an on-line
portal supported by the US National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and
Kidney diseases (NIDDK), has developed a resource information network that
utilize Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) and natural language
processes to aggregate information about individual antibodies, cell lines,
organisms, digital tools, plasmids and biosamples.  This information is
presented in a Resource Report that provides information such as which
papers have been published using these resources, who is using them and
whether issues have been reported.  Using this information, dkNET also
provides tools to create authentication reports in support of the NIH rigor
and reproducibility guidelines. The dkNET portal includes additional
information to enable researchers to easily use and navigate large amounts
of data and information about research resources in support of reproducible

By the end of this webinar,  participants will be familiar with the
services and tools provided at dkNET and will be able to create a detailed
research resource report and produce an authentication report in support of
NIH mandates and policies.

If you are interested in attending May’s AMA Call please note that
registration is required! Please register here:

Additional information:

The talk will be held online on *Wednesday, June 24th at 14:00-15:00 UTC /
10:00-11:00 EDT*

*Click here
find out the time of the event in your time zone.

*Short bio of the speaker*

Maryann Martone, PhD, FAIR Data Informatics Lab (FDI Lab), University of
California, San Diego

Maryann Martone received her BA from Wellesley College in Biological
Psychology and Ancient Greek and her Ph. D. in Neuroscience from the
University of California, San Diego. She is a professor Emerita at UCSD,
but still maintains an active laboratory, the FAIR Data Informatics Lab.
She started her career as a neuroanatomist, specializing in light and
electron microscopy, but her main research for the past 15 years focused on
informatics for neuroscience, i.e., neuroinformatics.  She led the
Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), a national project to establish a
uniform resource description framework for neuroscience, and the NIDDK
Information Network (dknet), a portal for connecting researchers in
digestive, kidney and metabolic disease to data, tools, and materials.  She
just completed 5 years as Editor-in-Chief of Brain and Behavior, an open
access journal, and has just launched a new journal as Editor in Chief,
NeuroCommons, with BMC.  Dr. Martone is past President of FORCE11, an
organization dedicated to advancing scholarly communication and
e-scholarship.  She completed two years as the chair of the Council on
Training, Science and Infrastructure for the International Neuroinformatics
Coordinating Facility and is now the chair of the Governing Board.  Since
retiring, she served as the Director of Biological Sciences for Hypothesis,
a technology non-profit developing an open annotation layer for the web
(2015-2018) and founded SciCrunch, a technology start up based on
technologies developed by NIF and dkNET.  She currently serves as Chief
Scientific Officer of SciCrunch.  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8406-3871

*Twitter handles*

dkNET: @dkNET_Info

Dr Maryann Martone: @memartone

Looking forward to talking with you!

The Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) co-chairs,

Devan Ray Donaldson, Fotis Psomopoulos and Elli Papadopoulou

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