Instruct ULTRA

WP8: Increasing the quality and integrity of structural data and metadata and increasing open data sharing

Work package 8 focuses on new ways to organise, share and preserve structural data according to FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). Data generated at Instruct Centres was used as a reference to establish the requirements for transfer between facilities, and to plan a process for archiving data generated within Instruct.



In order to correctly curate data from Cryo Electron Microscopy experiments according to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reproducible) principles, there needed to be a simple method for researchers to harvest, record and deposit meta data relating to image processing steps. A new mechanism has been set up to enable output from the Scipion processing plugin into a text file. An “empiar depositor” application was developed in order that all relevant information about a protein structure is deposited along with the raw data, such as Principal investigator and Corresponding Author. Finally an improved viewer was designed for EMPIAR to better display protein structures and data fields once deposited. Close collaboration with EMPIAR has contributed to the success of this project.


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