Campus Units

Animal Science, Computer Science, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Database

Volume

2018

First Page

bay088

DOI

10.1093/database/bay088

Abstract

The future of agricultural research depends on data. The sheer volume of agricultural biological data being produced today makes excellent data management essential. Governmental agencies, publishers and science funders require data management plans for publicly funded research. Furthermore, the value of data increases exponentially when they are properly stored, described, integrated and shared, so that they can be easily utilized in future analyses. AgBioData (https://www.agbiodata.org) is a consortium of people working at agricultural biological databases, data archives and knowledgbases who strive to identify common issues in database development, curation and management, with the goal of creating database products that are more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We strive to promote authentic, detailed, accurate and explicit communication between all parties involved in scientific data. As a step toward this goal, we present the current state of biocuration, ontologies, metadata and persistence, database platforms, programmatic (machine) access to data, communication and sustainability with regard to data curation. Each section describes challenges and opportunities for these topics, along with recommendations and best practices.

Comments

This article is published as Harper,L., Campbell,J., Cannon,E.K.S. et al. AgBioData consortium recommendations for sustainable genomics and genetics databases for agriculture. Database (2018) Vol. 2018: article ID bay088; doi: 10.1093/database/bay088.

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Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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