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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The DataPLANT Hub at the International Workshop on Science Gateways

Published on Monday, 14 June 2021
  This year’s International Workshop on Science Gateways took place virtually in Cardiff, Wales on the 10th and 11th June 2021. Jens Krüger, DataPLANT co-speaker and task area lead for software, service and infrastructure, gave a talk about the DataPLANT Hub. Further information can be found here:   ...
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FAIR together – Launching the Collaboration between the NFDI DataPLANT and the HMC Hub Information

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
The mission of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) platform and the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is to improve the findability (Findable), accessibility (Accessible), machine readability (Interoperable), and reusability (Re-usable) of research data across domains, with respect to the FAIR Principles.  The HMC Hub Information and the NFDI Consortium DataPLANT now starts a direct collaboration at the Jülich Research Center!  Starting in June 2021, ...
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Maintenance 10.06.21 1-5 pm

Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
To increase the resilience of the the SWATE Database some tests and configuration optimizations are necessary. These will be carried out on Thursday 10th of June starting at 1 pm. The connections might get interrupted and the SWATE Database might not be reachable for (hopefully) short time periods. Sincerely your,DataPLANT team   ...
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DataPLANT: Ongoing exchange with the NFDI and other consortia

Published on Tuesday, 08 June 2021
DataPLANT plans to cooperate tightly with the NFDI4BIOIMAGE initiative on imaging data handling. This consortium will apply to the 3rd Call for the NFDI in September. Their central objective is to serve the research community with respect to its research data management (RDM) needs in bioimaging, including microscopy, biophotonics and bioimage informatics. To help them assessing the current situation of RDM in bioimaging, they ask for participation in their anonymous NFDI4BIOIMAGE ...
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