FAIRDOM-SEEK – a web-based platform for scientific datasets

25. November 2021

FAIRDOM-SEEK is an open source, web-based platform for the management of heterogeneous scientific research datasets, models or simulations, workflows, and research outcomes.

FAIRDOM-SEEK is developed by the FAIRDOM consortium consisting of partners from UK, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, South Africa, and Germany. The Scientific Databases and Visualization (SDBV) group at HITS is a founding member of FAIRDOM and one of the main developers of FAIRDOM-SEEK.

FAIRDOM-SEEK can be downloaded, installed, and managed locally as a solution for data storage and sharing within groups and consortia. Example project instances of FAIRDOM-SEEK include: LiSyM (Liver Systems Medicine), IBISBA, Leipzig Health Atlas, and NFDI4Health Study Hub Covid-19.

A publicly available instance of FAIRDOM-SEEK is available as the FAIRDOMHub which is hosted at HITS.

HITS is using FAIRDOM-SEEK to manage publications from the HITS research groups and automatically extracts them for the HITS websites.

References:

Wolstencroft, K, Owen, S, Krebs, O, Nguyen, Q, Stanford, NJ, Golebiewski, M, Weidemann, A, Bittkowski, M, An, L, Shockley, D, Snoep, JL, Mueller, W, Goble, C (2015) SEEK: a systems biology data and model management platform. BMC Systems Biology, 9:33, 33 DOI: 10.1186/s12918-015-0174-y

Wolstencroft K, Krebs O, Snoep J.L, Stanford N.J, Bacall F, Golebiewski M, Kuzyakiv R, Nguyen Q, Owen S, Soiland-Reyes S, Straszewski J, Van Niekerk D.D, Williams A.R, Malmström L, Rinn B, Müller W, and Goble C (2016) FAIRDOMHub: a repository and collaboration environment for sharing systems biology research. Nucleic Acids Research, 45:D1, D404-7 DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1032

About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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