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.


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

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by 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, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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