INM-1 contributes to National Research Data Infrastructure for Microscopy and Image Analysis
At the beginning of November, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided to include eight more consortia in a third round of funding for the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). This means that the NFDI4BIOIMAGE consortium will also be funded for the next five years. At INM-1, Prof. Timo Dickscheid's research group "Big Data Analytics" is involved in the consortium.
The National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI is an initiative to establish an infrastructure framework for research data management in Germany. The aim is to develop reliable central standards and infrastructures for the storage, networking and use of data from science and research. This should enable data to be used across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
The NFDI4BIOIMAGE initiative focuses on microscopy and biological image acquisition and processing ("bioimaging"). It is precisely in these areas that huge amounts of research data accumulate. For many disciplines in the life sciences that rely on bioimaging, adequate data management is indispensable, but it has not yet been sufficiently realised.
NFDI4BIOIMAGE aims to create solutions so that bioimaging data can be shared and reused across disciplinary boundaries. This should enable the full information content of the data to be exploited. They should also be available for re-analysis in order to gain new insights - possibly beyond the original research question.