Increasing Plant data findability and reuse beyond ELIXIR

The Plant community has already implemented some critical elements of its roadmap, but needs
some funding to coordinate the next steps.

The first point is about disseminating ELIXIR results through reusable training material and service bundles. The target audience will be biologists, agronomists and bioinformaticians involved in data production and analysis.

The second point is about improving data findability. We propose to specify a European one-stop
portal giving access to plant data and tools in collaboration with the data platform. It will leverage
existing ELIXIR resources: aggregation databases dedicated to plants (FAIDARE, Ensembl Plant,
InterMine) and tools and standards collections (FAIRsharing, bio.tools).

Last, the gathering and formatting of data and metadata increasingly relies on community driven
toolboxes such as FAIRDOM/Seek, COPO and ISA-Tools. There is an opportunity to improve their interoperability through aligned validation profiles and API use, hence easing submission to ELIXIR Databases.

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People involved: 

Cyril Pommier
Frederik Coppens
Flora D'Anna
Bert Droesbeke
Michiel Van Bel
Sebastian Beier
Uwe Scholz
Björn Usadel
Mathias Lange
Heidrun Gundlach
Bruno Contreras-Moreira
Pierre Larmande
Stéphanie Sidibe Bocs
Olivier Sand
Fotis Psomopoulos
Silvio Tosatto
Richard Finkers
Daniel Faria
Inês Chaves
Pedro Miguel Barros
Nelson Saibo
Kristina Gruden
Spela Baebler
Maja Zagorscak
Ziva Ramsak
Brane Leskošek
Marko Vidak
Philippe Rocca-Serra
Chris Rawlings
Stuart Owen
Carole Goble
Keywan Hassani-Pak
Susanna-Assunta Sansone
Robert Davey
Anže Županič
Rafael Andrade Buono
Carissa Bleker
Timothee Cezard
Daniel Arend
Paul Flicek