Plant phenotyping research has gone through a data revolution with the automation of plant phenotyping platforms, making it critical to adopt good data management practices in order the exploit the torrent of data to its full potential. Concretely, data should be published in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) way in order to enable the integration of data from disparate sources and the discovery of new knowledge. Yet, this is one of the more challenging domains to standardize, as it is extremely heterogeneous in terms of experimental settings and types of data.
Pedro L. Fernandes will participate in the 4th forum at the Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, presenting BioData.pt services and running a group discussion about readiness to make research data FAIR.
The ELIXIR-PT/BioData.pt infrastructure and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) are proud to announce that a Data Carpentry Workshop, with a special focus on Genomics data, will be held at the IGC on October 15th and 16th 2018. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Data Carpentry aims at systematically delivering workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. What you will learn will largely influence the way in which you handle data in a fully independent way, free from proprietary software and storage platforms.