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"Integrating Large Data into Plant Science: From Big Data to Discovery"

Organisers: Sabina Leonelli, Ruth Bastow, Geraint Parry, David Salt

This workshop brings together prominent biologists, data scientists, database leads, publishers, representatives of learned societies and funders to discuss ways of harnessing and integrating large plant data to foster discovery. Over the last decade, data infrastructures such as cloud, grids and repositories have garnered attention and funding as crucial tools to facilitate the re-use of existing datasets. This is a complex task, and within plant science a variety of strategies have been developed to collect, combine and mine research data for new purposes. This workshop aims to review these strategies, identify examples of best practices and successful re-use both within and beyond plant science, and discuss both technical and institutional conditions for effective data mining.

Event details

The workshop is jointly organised by the Egenis - Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (UoE) and GARNet, with funding from BBSRC and the European Research Council. This is a follow-up from the GARNet-Egenis data sharing workshop exploring how successful data sharing projects work, how data are being integrated and how the process should be improved.

Participation to this workshop is free, but numbers are limited. Prospective participants are required to register as soon as possible by sending an email containing a brief statement of motivation for interest in the workshop to Geraint Perry .

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