HeFDI Data Talk on 9/23/2022: DataPLANT - Provider of tools and services to structure the data jungle 

Pflanzenkeimlinge in einem Laborsetting
Foto: Thomas Ernsting

Together with other disciplines, plant research increasingly relies on effective research data management services and infrastructures that facilitate the acquisition, archival, exchange, and processing of research data sets to enable the exchange of interdisciplinary expertise. While various suggestions on best practices for FAIR data have been made, it is nevertheless always up to individual researcher's initiative and additional effort to adhere to them. Focused on its core mission to minimize the additional work of research data management, DataPLANT wants to support plant researchers in practice, providing technical services and infrastructure and personal support. Therefore DataPLANT, one consorium of the NFDI (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur) focusing on plant research project, works in a data-centric way and builds on existing structures. A central element for achieving the goal is the Annotated Research Context (ARC), which acts as single entry point and will define the structure of a future data publication. ARCs are FAIR Digital Objects covering the entire research cycle, from the experiment to the computational aspects to the actual data and metadata, as well as the resulting data publications using existing repositories. Several tools and services are already available to ensure working with ARCs is done without friction in a collaborative research environment. Accordingly, DataPLANT represents the central point of contact for plant researchers to set up appropriate research data management. 

Dr. Kathryn Dumschott from IBG4 at Forschungszentrum Jülich will present the talk.

You are invited to join the discussion and ask your questions online on Friday, 09/23 from 11-12.

HeFDI Data Talks is a free virtual event series on current data management topics; you can register at any time.