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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22 Nov

Collaborative Workshop Strengthens Interconnection of FDM Helpdesks Across Consortia and Beyond

In a collaborative effort to enhance the landscape of research data management (RDM), a two-day workshop on networking FDM helpdesks took place on November 20th and 21st, 2023, at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The event, which included participants beyond the DataPLANT Consortium, saw the gathering of professionals from institutional FDM contact points, NFDI helpdesks, and support initiatives from FDM state initiatives...

10 Nov

BioHackathon Europe in Barcelona Fostered Collaborative Advances on Bioinformatics Tools and International Exchange of (DataPLANT) Developers

Last week, from October 30th to November 3rd, ELIXIR organized the BioHackathon Europe in Barcelona, drawing international participants, including Timo Mühlhaus, Jonathan Bauer, Lukas Weil, Xiaoran Zhou, and Björn Grüning from the DataPLANT team. The event fostered collaboration, discussions, and shared experiences among 150 participants from across Europe and even Australia...

24 Oct

Published paper - Streamlining Research Data Management in Plant Sciences

DataPLANT aims to support fundamental plant researchers in data management in various ways. Planning is a crucial component especially in the grant application and setup period of projects. Plant sciences present specific RDM needs, with unique data types and - DataPLAN. It addresses challenges in Research Data Management (RDM) specific to plant sciences....

19 Oct

Deepen the collaboration of DataPLANT and NFDI4BIOIMAGE - All-Hands Meeting in Düsseldorf

Colleagues from DataPLANT were present at the three day all-hands event of NFDI4BIOIMAGE in Düsseldorf to further deepen the already started cooperation between the two consortia. NFDI4BIOIMAGE is an consortium of the third round in the National Research Data Infrastructure to foster the Research Data Management for Microscopy and Bioimage Analysis.Joint considerations for the use of the Annotated Research Context have already been made for the grant application and for a CoRDI poster...