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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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30 Apr

Software and Data Management - Developing a proposal for Base4NFDI

Following the presentation at the end of March in the RSE Working Group and the well-attended online session of the Common Infrastructure Section in mid-April, DataPLANT is now in the process of writing a proposal for Base4NFDI with the input to promote a potential joint service. We have been using GitLab in the consortium for some time for our DataHUB,...

26 Apr

Cross consortium exchange - NFDI4Biodiversity All Hands Conference in Munich

From April 24 to 26 2024, the NFDI4Biodiversity All Hands Conference - the central meeting for all members of the project - took place on the premises of the Directorate General of the State Archives in Munich. The conference focused on the concrete progress made by NFDI4Biodiversity in recent years, as well as the challenges and plans for 2024 and 2025...

17 Apr

DataPLANT participated in the recent Common Infrastructure Online Assembly

DataPLANT participated in the recent Common Infrastructure Online Assembly, the primary coordination platform for infrastructure development, held on the 17th April. In this setting all NFDI consortia convene to discuss shared interests on infrastructure development, joint services and the advancement of Base4NFDI. During the assembly, discussions revolved around various topics. DataPLANT provided input on a relevant topic, the shared by many required of a versioning software solution, a matter to be addressed by the consortia...

16 Apr

NFDI Statement on the key points paper of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

DataPLANT was involved in the creation of the statement on the key points paper of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the Research Data Act. The consortium welcomes the objectives outlined in the BMBF key points paper on the Research Data Act to improve access to scientific data in general. To this end, the National Research Data Infrastructure consortium adopted a statement...