Data Fabric for Research Data

Mr Benjamin Wu1


Research data is by far the most valuable asset shared by researchers and organisations. This data, managed and used correctly, powers societal innovation and a better way of life for us all.

However, researchers and their sponsoring organisations often struggle to sustainably manage the cost and risk of research data. Researchers demanding hybrid cloud capabilities create new challenges.

The optimal balance between freedom of choice and adequate governance is hard to find without the right approach.

The data fabric approach enables the best way to satisfy the demands of both researchers and the providers of supporting services. The data fabric eliminates confusion and conflict, and offers a way to engender meaningful and mutually assured success for research data in all environments.

This workshop takes attendees through a step-by-step process showing how to radically simplify data management for research data and offer modernised capabilities for new types of research applications.

The workshop covers two domains of interest:

1) Research Data Services – defining and constructing services that researchers can use to carry out research data lifecycle tasks without getting quagmired in micro-management – from ingest to preservation and reuse

2) Data Platform Services – defining and constructing services that underpin Research Data Services. Enabling delivery of highly simplified, predictable, cost effective and feature-rich capabilities to safely and efficiently store and process research data

The workshop will provide de-identified examples of actual data gathered from real-world environments, and share generic design artefacts derived from wisdom gathered across more than 1100 worldwide studies.

Who should attend: Researcher data management specialists, information & data management, data governance & compliance staff, commercial teams, digital librarians & curators, data, IT & cloud architects

Skills or knowledge attendees should have: A general understanding of basic data formats and protocols, including structured data, metadata and unstructured data (day-to-day users of research data facilities as a baseline)

Do attendees need to install any special software to participate in the workshop: No

Pre workshop preparation: attendees should review the following material, 


Oct 22 2021


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 21 - 22 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am