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Life Sciences Seminar 15 May: Data Portal Workshop

Posted by C Lowry on May 9, 2013 4:15:25 PM

 

Wednesday 15 May 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

Data Portal Workshop

 

Benn Scott, Data Portal Developer, NHM


As part of the NHM informatics initiative we are developing a publicly accessible web repository of Museum data, mounted at data.nhm.ac.uk.

 

In the first instance the primary dataset will be the specimen and collection records from KE EMu. In the future, the data portal will allow museum scientists to deposit research data, as well as integrate other museum datasets. The portal is intended as a tool for scientific research, facilitating exploration, analysis and reuse of data. Users will be able to browse, visualise and download the datasets. An R-based tool will allow deeper analysis of the data and DataCite DOIs attached to datasets will enable citation.

 

In this workshop, there will be a short introductory talk on the portal before we open up into a discussion and requirements gathering exercise, giving researchers and curators the opportunity to shape the development of the portal. We want to find out what data you'd like to see on the portal; how we can make the portal useful in your work and research; what systems & software you're using to generate and store your data. And of course if you have any questions or concerns about the portal, we'll do our best to answer them.


To find out more about the Data Portal, please see this introductory overview goo.gl/v4jOr.

 

 

For additional details on attending this or other seminars see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html

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