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Enabling the FAIRification of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

There is now a growing requirement for data acquired on projects supported by national funding programmes to be shared openly. This includes organisations such as UKRI, ERC, Horizon, NIH, NSF, Wellcome, DFG etc.

Sharing data requires that the files must be readable by others and can be understood in terms of their content. FAIRSpectra aims to tackle issues with interoperability and reusability, as defined by the FAIR Guiding Principles. This has been broken down into two areas of activity: open file formats and metadata vocabulary.

FAIRSpectra’s aim is to open a discussion about what the chemical analysis field requires in terms of file format support, and specifically the imaging modalities of spectroscopy and spectrometry. As such we invite all interested parties to get involved, share expertise, and become part of the solution.

Please complete our survey

We have put together a short survey on our attitudes to data sharing and how we collect information about our experiments. This survey is anonymous, but there is an option to leave your contact details if you wish. The survey can be found here: http://tiny.cc/FAIRSpectraSurvey02.

Join the conversation!

Please join our discussion platform to have your voice heard:
If you just want to monitor the conversation, that’s fine too :)

Want to know more?

If you have any questions, feel free to email Alex Henderson at alex.henderson@manchester.ac.uk