Hosted in a different country every year, these events are a great opportunity to meet leading experts from computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience!
Prof Petra Ritter is participating at the 4th de.NBI Cloud User Meeting, organized as an online event from November 12th to November 24th, 2021.
Prof Ritter is giving a presentation on the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) on Wednesday, 17th November at 9:00am CET.
The Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is an open-source data management platform that enables medical researchers to store, process and share data in compliance with data protection requirements such as the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The VRE addresses the present lack of digital research data infrastructures fulfilling the need for a) data protection for sensitive data, b) capability to process complex data such as radiologic imaging, c) flexibility for using own processing workflows, d) access to high performance computing. The platform promotes FAIR data principles and reducing barriers to biomedical research and innovation. Features include a web portal, a segregated Green Room zone to capture and pre-process sensitive data, analytics workbench tools for processing, analyzing, and visualizing datasets, automated ingestion of data from hospital-based data capture sources, a project-specific Data Warehouse for ingestion and query of structured datasets, a metadata repository and graph database for capture and query of metadata and lineage tracking, and support for ontologies and automated extraction and indexing of standard metadata fields to make data findable. The VRE is conceptualized as a portable and extendable framework that comes with a Software Development Kit (SDK), open API endpoints, open developers’ meetings, hackathons, and comprehensive documentation for users, developers, and administrators. Our solution of concerted technical and organizational measures can be adopted by other research communities and thus facilitates the development of a co-evolving interoperable platform ecosystem with an active research software community.
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Are you interested in learning more about best practices in cloud computing and the capabilities provided by the de.NBI Cloud that could help accelerate your research in future projects?
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