EMBL-ABR: an interview with Jyoti Khadake

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EMBL-ABR: an interview with Jyoti Khadake

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Jyoti Khadake was in Melbourne recently as International Faculty on the Data Life Cycle workshop series, as our expert on microbial genomic data and data accessibility and challenges. As someone who works in biomedical research, she sees the social and ethical considerations vary greatly amongst bioinformaticians, depending on their area of study, but that they all need to adopt the agreed standards for data curation and management which are being implemented across this discipline.

Full interview.


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EMBL-ABR network: an interview with Sandra Orchard

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Deputy Director Vicky Schneider caught up with EBI’s Sandra Orchard while visiting EBI over August. She took the opportunity to interview Sandra for our ongoing series. When asked about Open Data, Sandra threw out the challenge to us all: “placing raw data onto GitHub or FigShare or even on a poorly advertised, local website may appear to tick the Open Data box, but in reality falls well short of community needs.”

Sandra is one of the international faculty joining us for the Best practice workshop series: the Data Life Cycle being held in Melbourne in October.

Full story.


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Australia now Biosharing through agreement finalised this week

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From this week Australian researchers are able to contribute their materials to this portal and to get access to its store, thanks to an agreement between Biosharing and EMBL-ABR. Such access will enable further dissemination of shared data standards for researchers around the world.

Biosharing is a web-based, searchable portal of three interlinked registries, containing both in-house and crowd-sourced, manually curated descriptions of standards, databases and data policies, combined with views, collections and recommendations across all three registries.

Australian Bioinformatics is growing in capacity and influence and Australian bioinformaticians can leverage Biosharing to not only see what is already available, but to highlight their databases and standards to an international audience and link them into the BioSharing ecosystem, providing context and increased visibility for those resources.

This week we caught up with Dr Peter McQuilton, Knowledge Engineer/Senior Research Associate and content lead for the BioSharing project led out of the University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre, to get a better understanding of what BioSharing is all about.

Full details.