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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SGCI Webinar: PresQT—How to achieve FAIRness in your gateway

Presented by Sandra Gesing, Associate Research Professor, Notre Dame. Hosted by Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI).

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    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Monthly webinars highlight examples of gateways, tools, and best practices.

SGCI hosts a webinar series on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific (1 hour long). The webinars feature a rotating selection of topics including tool and technology demos, best practices, and gateway showcases. These webinars are recorded for future viewing and are posted in the archive.

The wide uptake of the concept FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) in academia reflects the importance of sharing data and software for research and teaching. While the concept is widely used, metrics and tests to measure FAIRness are mostly still works in progress. The project PresQT (Preservation Quality Tool) serves as a boilerplate between repositories and science gateways, adding beneficial metadata and FAIR tests using FAIRsharing and FAIRShake. The PresQT services extend the science gateway landscape in a way that stakeholders can keep working in their chosen computational environment and receive additional features instead of having to switch to a different software. This webinar will introduce PresQT and FAIR and then demo the available PresQT services, especially the FAIR testing.

More about PresQT: PresQT and its standards-based design with RESTful web services have been informed via user-centered design and is a collaborative, open-source, implementation effort.  Current partners or implementations for open APIs include OSF, CurateND, EaaSI, GitHub, GitLab, Zenodo, figshare, WholeTale, Jupyter and HUBzero. To present the capabilities of PresQT to researchers, developers of computational solutions, users of PresQT services, and funding bodies, we have developed a demo user interface that allows testing of the different features of PresQT services. Visit to try it.

Webinars are announced several weeks ahead through their newsletter and on this website.

Webinars will be at the same connection coordinates for future months so that you can add the series to your calendar.

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Webinar ID: 889 0329 6504

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XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

Several projects and systems at Indiana University are XSEDE service providers, including Jetstream, National Center for Genome Analysis Support, and the Science Gateways Community Institute.

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