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    | Open Access

    As information and communication technology has become pervasive in our society, we are increasingly dependent on both digital data and repositories that provide access to and enable the use of such resources. Repositories must earn the trust of the communities they intend to serve and demonstrate that they are reliable and capable of appropriately managing the data they hold.

    • Dawei Lin
    • , Jonathan Crabtree
    • , Ingrid Dillo
    • , Robert R. Downs
    • , Rorie Edmunds
    • , David Giaretta
    • , Marisa De Giusti
    • , Hervé L’Hours
    • , Wim Hugo
    • , Reyna Jenkyns
    • , Varsha Khodiyar
    • , Maryann E. Martone
    • , Mustapha Mokrane
    • , Vivek Navale
    • , Jonathan Petters
    • , Barbara Sierman
    • , Dina V. Sokolova
    • , Martina Stockhause
    •  & John Westbrook
  • Comment
    | Open Access

    Researchers around the world join forces to reconstruct the molecular processes of the virus-host interactions aiming to combat the cause of the ongoing pandemic.

    • Marek Ostaszewski
    • , Alexander Mazein
    • , Marc E. Gillespie
    • , Inna Kuperstein
    • , Anna Niarakis
    • , Henning Hermjakob
    • , Alexander R. Pico
    • , Egon L. Willighagen
    • , Chris T. Evelo
    • , Jan Hasenauer
    • , Falk Schreiber
    • , Andreas Dräger
    • , Emek Demir
    • , Olaf Wolkenhauer
    • , Laura I. Furlong
    • , Emmanuel Barillot
    • , Joaquin Dopazo
    • , Aurelio Orta-Resendiz
    • , Francesco Messina
    • , Alfonso Valencia
    • , Akira Funahashi
    • , Hiroaki Kitano
    • , Charles Auffray
    • , Rudi Balling
    •  & Reinhard Schneider
  • Comment
    | Open Access

    A significant challenge facing rare disease communities is finding a sufficient quantity and variety of data to develop and test disease-specific hypotheses. Here we describe an approach to data sharing in which stakeholders from the neurofibromatosis (NF) research community collaborated to develop a disease-focused data portal with the goal of supporting scientists within and outside the community as well as clinicians and patient advocates.

    • Robert J. Allaway
    • , Salvatore La Rosa
    • , Sharad Verma
    • , Lara Mangravite
    • , Justin Guinney
    • , Jaishri Blakeley
    • , Annette Bakker
    •  & Sara J. C. Gosline
  • Comment
    | Open Access

    We outline a principled approach to data FAIRification rooted in the notions of experimental design, and whose main intent is to clarify the semantics of data matrices. Using two related metabolomics datasets associated to journal articles, we perform retrospective data and metadata curation and re-annotation, using community, open, interoperability standards. The results are semantically-anchored data matrices, deposited in public archives, which are readable by software agents for data-level queries, and which can support the reproducibility and reuse of the data underpinning the publications.

    • Philippe Rocca-Serra
    •  & Susanna-Assunta Sansone
  • Comment
    | Open Access

    In the past decade, there has been a surge in the number of sensitive human genomic and health datasets available to researchers via Data Access Agreements (DAAs) and managed by Data Access Committees (DACs). As this form of sharing increases, so do the challenges of achieving a reasonable level of data protection, particularly in the context of international data sharing. Here, we consider how excessive variation across DAAs can hinder these goals, and suggest a core set of clauses that could prove useful in future attempts to harmonize data governance.

    • Katie M. Saulnier
    • , David Bujold
    • , Stephanie O. M. Dyke
    • , Charles Dupras
    • , Stephan Beck
    • , Guillaume Bourque
    •  & Yann Joly



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