Research-Data Management in Biophysics

Date(s) - 24/07/21
09:00 - 16:00


Organisation: Carsten Baldauf (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin) and Hans-Günther Döbereiner (Institute of Biophysics, University Bremen)

Scope of the meeting

The aim is to engage part of the audience of the European Biophysics Conference in a discussion about research-data handling in general and about the peculiarities of biophysics data. Experimental data are only meaningful when methods, machinery, sample, measurement conditions, and measured quantities are known. Likewise, computational data is only worth keeping if all aspects of the underlying simulation are recorded in detail as well. To create and provide data according to the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable), we need extensive annotation, i.e., a systematic metadata catalogue. Such data structures can only be developed in a community effort. Specific topics of this workshop are:

  • Background on research data
  • Identifying needs and strategies specific to biophysics regarding:
  • User and software interfaces of data handling platforms
  • Strategies for developing (meta)data standards