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Type: Journal article
Title: Best practice data life cycle approaches for the life sciences
Author: Griffin, P.
Khadake, J.
LeMay, K.
Lewis, S.
Orchard, S.
Pask, A.
Pope, B.
Roessner, U.
Russell, K.
Seemann, T.
Treloar, A.
Tyagi, S.
Christiansen, J.
Dayalan, S.
Gladman, S.
Hangartner, S.
Hayden, H.
Ho, W.
Keeble-Gagnère, G.
Korhonen, P.
et al.
Citation: F1000Research, 2018; 6:1618-1618
Publisher: F1000 Research Ltd.
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2046-1402
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Philippa C. Griffin, Jyoti Khadake, Kate S. LeMay, Suzanna E. Lewis, Sandra Orchard ... Nathan S. Watson-Haigh ... et al.
Abstract: Throughout history, the life sciences have been revolutionised by technological advances; in our era this is manifested by advances in instrumentation for data generation, and consequently researchers now routinely handle large amounts of heterogeneous data in digital formats. The simultaneous transitions towards biology as a data science and towards a ‘life cycle’ view of research data pose new challenges. Researchers face a bewildering landscape of data management requirements, recommendations and regulations, without necessarily being able to access data management training or possessing a clear understanding of practical approaches that can assist in data management in their particular research domain. Here we provide an overview of best practice data life cycle approaches for researchers in the life sciences/bioinformatics space with a particular focus on ‘omics’ datasets and computer-based data processing and analysis. We discuss the different stages of the data life cycle and provide practical suggestions for useful tools and resources to improve data management practices.
Keywords: Data sharing; data management; open science; bioinformatics; reproducibility
Rights: © 2018 Griffin PC et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Data associated with the article are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero "No rights reserved" data waiver (CC0 1.0 Public domain dedication).
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12344.2
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