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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19 May

DataPLANT infrastructure and services at upcoming NFDI Tool Talk

The infrastructure development team of DataPLANT will present “The current state of developments in the DataPLANT infrastructure and services” at the upcoming NFDI tool talks. The tool talks are open to the wider NFDI community and foster the exchange between the practitioners and developers in research data management tools and services. It allows us to verify our concepts and receive feedback on the principles and ideas before advancing them to the next level. The presentation follows up...

10 May

First DataPLANT progress seminar on “Considerations and the state of developments in the DataPLANT infrastructure and services”

Today we held our first DataPLANT progress seminar on “Considerations and the state of developments in the DataPLANT infrastructure and services” attended by the majority of personnel associated to or working for the consortium. The core motivation was to provide an overview on the actual infrastructure developments over the last couple of month and its core design principles. The developments follow up on the propositions from the...

29 Apr

DataPLANT participates in Base4NFDI

From the very beginning, the National Infrastructure has been dedicated to the common topics spanning all consortia. At the beginning, common cross-cutting topics were agreed upon in a meeting in Berlin. Subsequently, based on this, four sections were established by the Scientific Senate on 1.10.2021. The following sections have been launched...

25 Apr

Several papers published in the E-Science Days 2021 conference proceedings

DataPLANT participated in last year's E-Science Days 2021 in various forms. We provided an overview on the Annotated Research Context (ARC), ongoing technical developments for an initial set of annotation tools, and our approach to the use of data stewards. We also participated in the NFDI workshop and one of our infrastructure partners, bwSFS - Storage-for-Science, was also present with a poster...