The DataPLANT Hub at the International Workshop on Science Gateways


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:


FAIR together – Launching the Collaboration between the NFDI DataPLANT and the HMC Hub Information

HMCgrau.pngThe 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, the HMC Hub Information, located at IAS-9 (Materials and Data Science) under Prof. Stefan Sandfeld, and the NFDI consortium DataPLANT located at IBG-4 under co-spokesperson Prof. Björn Usadel will collaborate in the development of a domain-specific use case. In this collaboration HUB Information will directly contribute to the (further) development of metadata standards and ontologies in the field of plant sciences. The specific solutions developed here will then be broadened, extended, and generalized within the HMC to be incorporated into the cross-domain platform. 

Thus, synergies between NFDI and HMC will be exploited to make our research data FAIR together. 


Maintenance 10.06.21 1-5 pm

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