Positive appraisal for Science Data Center "BioDATEN"

(Source: RUF)

The request for SDC BioDATEN, which was handed in together with various partners from Tubingen, Konstanz, Heidelberg and many others, has received a funding recommendation. The project is planned to start by the middle of the year and will run as part of the third eScience funding line by the department for science, research and culture in Baden-Wurttemberg. The project complements the efforts for virtualized research environments (ViCE), bwSFS and the bwHPC-S5 activites, with the objective of establishing long-term infrastructures for a qualified research data management in the field of bioinformatics.

The consortium that applied for the funding includes data-using researchers from all life sciences as well as bioinformatic method developers and infrastructure providers. The members of the consortium are leaders in digital data-driven research in life sciences as well as in information scientific questions. Between some of the members, long-lasting bilateral cooperations already exist. These should now be transfered to a consortium. Discipline-specific and information scientific aspects of research data management have already been tackled in shared projects or are part of current cooperation taking place as part of the de.NBI and bwHPC on a national and ELIXIR and Galaxy on an international level.

The coordination in Freiburg is done by the eScience department at the University IT Services. The project will receive financing for four years as part of the third eScience funding line of the department of science, research and culture in Baden-Wurttemberg.

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