Monthly Archives: April 2018

FAIRDOM Workshop at 7th Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells

We will be hosting a workshop at the upcoming 7th Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells, 4th – 6th July, Bremen, Germany.

LiSyM/de.NBI/ERASysAPP Tutorial: How to Share FAIR — The FAIRDOM Data and Model Management Practice

Martin Golebiewski & Wolfgang Mueller, HITS Heidelberg

Participants will learn how to structure and share complex data in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) manner. Hands-on sessions, lectures and software demonstrations will provide attendees with the necessary skills to apply components of the FAIRDOM infrastructure in their daily work for interrelating and exchanging data, models and corresponding information.

FAIRDOM is a research infrastructure offering data management support. The SEEK software is designed as registry and storage place for data, models, biological samples, processes, publications and presentations, and at the same time as yellow pages for projects, people and events. SEEK is implemented as central data management platform in research networks such as LiSyM (, but also as cross-project platform FAIRDOMhub ( used e.g. by the European ERASysAPP initiative. The tutorial is jointly organized by LiSyM, ERASysAPP and the the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI).

For more details, and to register, please visit:

“Raising the status of software in research: A survey-based evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme” by Shoaib Sufi and Caroline Jay is now available as a PeerJ Preprint

The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) is a national facility in the UK for cultivating and improving research software to support world-class research. Since 2012 the institute have been running a fellowship programme. The fellowship programme supports researchers in adopting and promoting activities within their area of research that assists with software sustainability.

The SSI has recently published a survey assessing the impact the fellowship has had on the fellows, their careers, and their institutes. More information can found on the SSI website:

and the pre-print is available here: