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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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16 Feb

NFDI wide Workshop on the development and implementation of basic services (Base4NFDI) and DataPLANT's contribution

DataPLANT took part in an online workshop on the development and implementation of basic services coordinated by the NFDI. The objectives of the workshop held by Base4NFDI the 16th February online was to define the future development of basic services and to agree upon how consortia could or should commit to adopting a (potential) core service during the integration phase. With first service reaching phase three it needs to be clarified how the commitment should look like. For this a discussion on...

6 Feb

DataPLANT at the DFG mid-term symposium on the NFDI

The recent DFG mid-term symposium in Bonn provided a platform for DataPLANT to showcase its progress and objectives in advancing data management practices within the realm of plant science. With representatives including Cristina Martins Rodrigues as project coordinator, Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters representing both the plant research community and being head of NFDI4BioImaging, Björn Usadel as the metadata and standardization specialist, Timo Mühlhaus for application development and Data Steward...

19 Dec

Considerations on challenges in connection with research software

As part of the BioDATEN Science Data Center associated with DataPLANT, an assessment of research software was developed together with the other Science Data Centers in the FDM working group in Baden-Württemberg and has just been published on "Bausteine FDM" online journal.

12 Dec

DataPLANT and NFDI4BIOIMAGE discussing local and NFDI strategies on sustainability

Exchange of ideas on how to integrate NFDI (National Research Data Infrastructure) and enhance Research Data Management (RDM) services at local institutions becomes a topic of rising importance not only for DataPLANT and NFDI4BIOIMAGE. Addressing the challenge of spreading the NFDI concept across large research institutions with diverse involvement in the different subject and method specific consortia is crucial. Grant proposals of upcoming research projects should tailor their approach towards RDM by considering discipline-specific NFDI consortia...