As a part of our work within the ELIXIR-CZ and in cooperation with the ELIXIR-NL we are working on Data Stewardship Portal project, which aims to streamline and improve the creation of the Data Management plans primarily for scientific projects in the field of life sciences.
We’ve presented this project at the ELIXIR All Hands 2017 in Rome, where we introduced our approach and future plans during own (4 hour) workshop. Participants had the opportunity to try to work with a preliminary version of the portal as well as edit and create the content (the Knowledge Model). During the workshop as well as a previous poster session we’ve received not only positive feedback, but also interesting suggestions and ideas.
On Monday, 7. 11. 2016, we met once again at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Centre for Conceptual Modelling and Implementation. During the formal part of the meeting participant presented themselves, their activity in the previous academic year and plans for the current one. Then we discussed about various topics in the field of conceptual modeling, software engineering, cooperation, research and teaching.
On 24th August, 2016 Robert Pergl with Peter Uhnák presented article about our open modelling platform OpenPonk, formerly known as DynaCASE, on this year’s conference ESUG (European Smalltalk User Group), which is held here in Prague at CTU, within IWST (International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies) block. Even if you coudn’t attend the conference or just our presentation, you can take a look here.
The following day, Peter Uhnák presented platform OpenPonk itself during main schedule of ESUG 2016 conference. You can enjoy this presentation here as well.
We warmly invite you to this year’s conference of the European Smalltalk Users’ Group, which this year we host directly at the CTU in Prague. The event will take place soon, namely August 22nd to 26th, so do not hesitate to registrate. It is also a great opportunity for students, you can register as volunteers with the comment “local student volunteer.”
For more information about the event (including registration) visit the ESUG website.
Infrastructure ELIXIR (European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information) was founded for the purpose of creating and linking distributed research infrastructure for storage, processing and analysis of life sciences data. It responds to the growing needs of the research community which generates a large and exponentially growing amount of data needing to be stored efficiently, to extract key information and access them. Czech Republic became one of the first members of the consortium and is currently involved in a number of activities within the consortium.
Bioinformatics at CTU has its firm position especially in the form Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and activities at other faculties. On FIT is a research about searching compression of DNA sequences using the dictionary methods and approximate searching patterns in genomes (research group Prague Stringology Club). Most recently, Center for conceptual modeling and implementation get involved in those activities and launched cooperation within ELIXIR-CZ to increase interoperability of bioinformatics data – effort, which is very topical for example in The Netherlands, Slovenia and other countries of ELIXIR infrastructure. The advance in this area is primarily in applying ontological methods in combination with software tools.
ELIXIR-CZ awaits in 2016 great development of investigated topics as well as the infrastructure (technology, cooperation, projects, financing). Involvement of CTU and FIT brings significant opportunities for our researchers and students.