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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18 Jan

ISO27001 certification of DataPLANT infrastructure

Some research areas in the scope of the DataPLANT also touch the topic of sensible data. The compute centres at the universities in Freiburg and Tübingen therefor implemented a management system for information security for their de.NBI Cloud infrastructures including its certification. These infrastructures also serve DataPLANT and all of its services...

17 Jan

Statement of the assembly of the NFDI consortia on basic services

At the consortium meeting of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) association on January 14, DataPLANT among the consortia represented therein approved the publication of a joint statement on the relevance and success criteria of basic services. Basic service may develop into one of the pillars of the future joint scientific infrastructure for research data management overarching various fields in science...

14 Jan

Consortium Assembly of the NFDI e.V.

On the 14th January 2022, the elected spokespersons met for the consortium meeting of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) e.V. association in accordance with the statutes. The meeting took place as a web conference. After welcome and agreement to the agenda, admission of guests and the acceptance of the rules of procedure, the discussion of the consortium guidelines and discussion and resolution on the statement on basic services...

20 Dec

DataPLANT wishes a Merry Christmas