Task Area 3 - Services

This TA is dedicated to implementing, in the NFDI4Microbiota platform, the service offer for data access and analyses intended for the microbiology community. The final goal being to make research more standardized and reproducible

Overview of Task Area 3


M3.1 – Central web portal
Goals: To provide numerous and wide-ranging services to the microbiology community in Germany and beyond. These will be offered through a one-stop shop, a central web-based portal known as the NFDI4Microbiota Hub.

M3.2 – Analytical services
Goals: To develop and maintain best-practice analytical workflows and services for processing microbiological research data.

M3.3 – Databases & Terminology Services
Goals: To support FAIRification in database development, safeguard knowledge in databases, and build up central databases for collecting and matching strain identifiers as well as for non-pathogenic virus data.

M3.4 – Data Quality & Provenance Services
Goals: To foster qualified and interpretable research by ensuring data quality and well-documented data provenance.

M3.5 – Data Deposition & Repositories
Goals: To develop and provide standardized interfaces and an extensible platform for submitting data to, and searching for data in, public repositories.

M3.6 – Long-term preservation
Goals: To establish digital preservation solutions for data types that do not have dedicated repositories. This includes enriching data with metadata, developing standards, raising awareness, and providing training and consulting on this topic for community members.

M3.7 – Reviewing/Commenting System for Data
Goals: To create and promote an online platform for community development of NFDI4Microbiota systems using reviews and comments from users.

M3.8 – Systems biology, modeling, and multi-omics integration
Goals: To make it easier for users to contextualize their data and extend the scope and depth of their research through facilitated integration with complementary data.

M3.9 – Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)
Goals: To foster the use of a common Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) framework and create guidelines for selecting and using ELNs.