Building 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”.


Understanding ARC concept

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.).


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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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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Packaging research artefacts with RO-Crate

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021
In DataPLANT a working group formed to define a specification of an outline and packaging of research data and its context. This group worked on the specification of the Annotated Research Context (ARC) which will get finalized for the version 1.0 at the upcoming ARC hackathon beginning of September. This aligns well with the proclaimed objectives of DataPLANT regarding to the goals of research data management (RDM). The ARC builds on and implements existing standards like ...
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ARC-Hackathon ahead

Published on Wednesday, 11 August 2021
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DataPLANT presented in a NFDI special edition of "Bausteine FDM"

Published on Wednesday, 28 July 2021
We are pleased to draw your attention to the new issue of the Open Access journal "Bausteine Forschungsdatenmanagement". In this special issue, various consortia of the first round in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) are presented. In cooperation with the Board of Directors of the NFDI, a booklet has been created in which consortia from the various disciplines introduce themselves and describe the tasks and challenges in the field of research data management. ...
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Further exchange with the DFG and NFDI directorate on future community integration and onboarding

Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
To advance the understanding and developing its role DataPLANT exchanged ideas with Ms. Kerremans from the DFG and Mr. Sure-Vetter from the NFDI Association on future community integration and onboarding of new participants. The topics we had already talked about e.g. at the NFDI Infratalks were discussed further: long term development and sustainability of the NFDI and the onboarding process. DataPLANT was able to place some points and present ideas that need to be developed ...
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