A Workflow for FAIRification of Environmental PFAS Data

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The URI STEEP SRP center is actively working to both enhance data interoperability between projects within the center and to promote reuse externally across scientific domains. One particular data interoperability challenge we are addressing is the effective documentation, management, and sharing of the data STEEP collects on PFAS concentrations in water and passive samplers generated by LC/MS method. To address this challenge, STEEP is attempting to adhere closely to the FAIR guidelines. Given the heavy emphasis FAIR places on metadata and machine actionability, new workflows are under development to ensure that these added requirements can be met efficiently and in accordance with existing standards. This poster will outline these new workflows with particular emphasis on the unique challenges inherent in the "FAIRification" of data derived from mass spectrometry analyses.