The turbulent global digital-data revolution is delivering a bonanza of research opportunities. In most disciplines these promise significant advances in understanding, but today we have to invest unsustainable amounts of intellectual effort and energy to obtain those advances because our conceptual tools and their supporting technology have not yet grown to meet the challenge of data wealth. The talk reviews some of the ways in which we can sharpen our data-intensive tools and discuss early experiences in several application areas.
This is the third meeting between EPCC EUDAT members and the DIR Group.
Attendees: Rob Baxter, Malcolm Atkinson, David Rodriquez, Chee Sun Lieu, Iraklis Klampanos, Amy Krause, Rosa Filgueira, Michelle Galea
A focus of this meeting was a report on the 1st training provided by EUDAT on data management tools, persistent identifiers for data objects, and authorisation and authentication infrastructures.
This training was held at SARA, Amsterdam Science Park 25-26 June 2012.
Tuesday 10th January 2012 at 2.00 pm:
1. Introduction and welcome.
2. EUDAT Overview and Status (Allison). Objective of EUDAT: “To deliver cost-efficient and high quality Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) with the capacity and capability for meeting researchers’ needs in a flexible and sustainable way, across geographical and disciplinary boundaries.”
Brain imaging researchers execute complex multistep workflows in their computational analysis. Those workflows often include applications that have very different user interfaces and sometimes use different data formats. A good example is the brain perfusion quantification workflow used at the BRIC (Brain Research Imaging Centre) in Edinburgh.