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The iSamples RCN consists of four working groups, which were formed at iSamples Workshop I in January 2015 and further refined at iSamples Workshop II in January 2016.
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WG1. Identifiers & Metadata
Goal: Assess leading practices for relevant, commonly used, and/or emergent metadata and identifier guidelines for physical samples within Earth Science communities, for interoperability that will result in improved discovery, access, and understanding.
WG2: Use Cases
Goal: Collect many small use cases that help capture and express the breadth of earth scientists’ work with physical samples.
WG3: Engagement & Training
Goal: Communicate benefits and leading practices of documenting and share physical samples and associated metadata, help individual investigators and research teams to responsibly manage sample information using existing resources to communicate responsible practices in sample and data management.
WG4: Workflow Applications
Goal: Identify gaps and requirements for IGSN assignment to propose building block of a fundable iSamples cyberinfrastructure.