During the Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon with more than 50 participants and 90 attendees, teams focused on real-world data challenges to make data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
I won’t lie, winning a prestigious award like EY’s Scale-up of the Year 2018 feels absolutely great. But it’s also the right time to pause for a moment and reflect on where we’re coming from and where we’re going to next. There is still a long way to go…
At the end of June, ONTOFORCE joined the EIT Health Data Empowerment Days in Nice, France, where EIT Health and their partner organizations came together to brainstorm in a hackathon-like setting. Besides taking part in the vendor challenge (we won 1st and 2nd prize), our main objective was working with the EIT Health staff and their 100+ partners on specific use cases. Here’s a report from these hands-on sessions and their results.
I recently spoke at the iRODS User Group Meeting 2018 (June 5-7 2018, Durham, NC, USA) on the FAIR principles and how our research community is using the semantic platform DISQOVER in our DataHub infrastructure. Here’s the story from that session explaining how we link on-premise clinical data with other sources to gain more, better and faster insights.
Public open data is crucial for research in the life sciences industry. ELIXIR’s latest report zooms in on that and on the role SMEs and start-ups play in building an open data ecosystem.