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Publication Date
29 March 2024

MSD CoP GitHub Meta-Repository Webinar Summary


On February 22, 2024 the MSD Community of Practice (CoP) hosted a webinar on using meta-repositories to document the data and code underpinning MSD experiments. The webinar was led by Chris Vernon, Casey Burleyson, Mengqi Zhao, and Jennie Rice – all from PNNL. The webinar was attended by more than 40 researchers from the MSD community and beyond. It covered the role of open science in the MSD community, the origins and purpose of meta-repositories, and step-by-step instructions and best practices for building a meta-repository starting from the GitHub template that can be found here. Presenters provided links to numerous examples and discussed the role of meta-repositories in the IM3 project's open science mandates. It concluded with project management recommendations on how to include metarepositories in publication workflows The audience engaged in an active back-and-forth Q&A session where they raised detailed questions about using meta-repositories in MSD-relevant work sponsored by DOE and other agencies. This recording is now available on YouTube.

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Vernon, C. R., Burleyson, C., Rice, J., & Zhao, M. (2024, March 5). MSD CoP Webinar: Using Meta-Repositories To Facilitate Open Science in MSD Research. MSD-LIVE Data Repository.

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This article is part of the MSD Community Newsletter. Read the full March 2024 edition.


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