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SBSM is doing research in different areas in context with RRI.

As the open data movement has hit the mainstream, researchers are increasingly expected to make their data publicly available. In the rush to support open practices, new data sharing policies were introduced by everyone from funders and publishers to scientific infrastructure and community-based organisations, with little coordination across the pipeline. This has created a complex and fragmented system, resulting in data being widely dispersed across different repositories, in a variety of formats, and with varying quality of metadata. This is problematic as access to data alone is useless unless it is made available in a way that allows for accurate and meaningful re-analysis. Thus, it is critical that we now invest in the development of sustainable quality assurance mechanisms to ensure that published data is easily findable, accessible, reproducible and re-usable. SBSM is investigating the current hurdles for making data more open and useful, including the challenges experienced by major stakeholders such as researchers, funding agencies, academic publishers, industry representatives, and managers of scientific infrastructure. With this investigation, we will identify areas for improvement and potential opportunities for collaborative efforts in the development of better data management standards and quality assurance mechanisms. Due to its advanced data management processes, we use systems biology as a case study, with the aim of providing recommendations that can be adopted by other disciplines and broader cross-disciplinary efforts. By improving the quality of published data, we aim to help ensuring that open data is effectively able to accelerate scientific discovery and strengthen the ability of science to solve global problems.

Projects SBSM are involved are

Furthermore, Susanne Hollmann is member of the ISO TC 276 (Biotechnology) working group 5 (Data processing and integration).

Cost Action CHARME

Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research (CHARME)

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