Democratization of plant research

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our mission

Driving the digital change in plant science

DataPLANT’s mission is to provide a sustainable and well annotated data management platform for plant sciences. DataPLANT will pave the way from classical paper publication to pure data publication including the annotated research context

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the community

Fundamental research in plant science

DataPLANT is primarily geared towards the needs of fundamental plant research (e.g. those represented by the DFG categories 202-[01 evolution and systematics of plants and animals, 04 plant physiology, 05 plant biochemistry and biophysics, 06 plant cell and developmental biology, 07 plant genetics]. As such DataPLANT is especially adapter to large scale data sets be it omics science or imaging and is ready to store petabaytes of annotated data.

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annotated research context

Understanding ARC publications

DataPLANT will allow users to store their data in form of an annotated research context. This includes not only the measurement data, but also (meta)data annotations, tools, and scripts. This will allow reproducibility plus to forward “raw data” and metadata slices to public repositories (e.g. EBI NCBI etc.).

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Building the DataPLANT infrastructure and service landscape

DataPLANT’s mission is service standing on the shoulders of giants. As such it relies on existing IT infrastructure and builds user-oriented services. DataPLANT wants to break the paradigm of “we are a --- mandated provider so you have to live with our tools where even IT experts get gray hair when submitting data” to “we understand that annotating data and providing metadata takes precious and we are in it together so let’s make this as easy as possible”.

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27 Aug

DataPLANT participates in Base4NFDI IAM workshop on Community AAI solutions

DataPLANT's IAM experts participated in the second workshop which was held on the afternoon of August 24, 2023, as part of the IAM4NFDI Community Events. The purpose of these events is to disseminate fundamental Identity and Access Management (IAM) knowledge related to a the goal of a common NFDI AAI, provide information on the various facets of the Basic Service, and gather valuable feedback. The workshop started with an introduction and Recap to set the context for the workshop's objectives and inform all...

18 Aug

DataPLANT participates in the Base4 initialization phase proposal

Research software plays a major role in RDM besides data. DataPLANT recognizes this already with the formulation of the ARC specification taking software and workflows into account as well. To obtain a better overview within the wide field of research software will implement a central marketplace. The idea is to enable a seamless access to the extensive portfolio of research software in the domains of the different NFDI consortia, for facilitating discovery...

6 Jul

DataPLANT at the Open-Science-Festival

DataPLANT as a consortium in the National Research Data Infrastructure is committed to Open Science. The ZBmed, Information Center for Life Sciences and a key player in the NFDI, was host for the Open Science Festival 2023. DataPLANT was there for new ideas on how Open-Science and Open-Data becomes practice. OSF 2023 is one of the premier events for open science. Workshops and lightening talks presented tools and use-cases, but also asked whether the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz is suitable to...

3 Jul

DataPlant Scientific Board Meeting

End of June the DataPLANT Scientific Board meeting was held online to discuss the progress of the ongoing developments within the NFDI consortium. The developments are based on two main principles: personnel assistance and technical support, and infrastructure. The following key points were addressed...