MyTardis: FAIR data management for instrument data

Conveners: Wojtek J. Goscinski1 , Amr Hassan2

Presenters: Andrew Janke3Andrew Mehnert4Aswin Narayanan5Dean Taylor6James M. Wettenhall7Jonathan Knispel8Keith E. Schulze9Lance Wilson10Manish Kumar11Samitha Amarapathy12

1Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Wojtek.Goscinski@monash.edu
2Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Amr.Hassan@monash.edu
3National Imaging Facility, Center for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, andrew.janke@uq.edu.au
4Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia, Perth,andrew.mehnert@uwa.edu.au
5National Imaging Facility, Center for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, a.narayanan@uq.edu.au
6Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia, Perth, dean.taylor@uwa.edu.au
7Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, james.wettenhall@monash.edu
8Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia, Perth, jonathan.knispel@uwa.edu.au
9Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, keith.schulze@monash.edu
10Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, lance.wilson@monash.edu
11Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, manish.kumar@monash.edu
12Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, samitha.amarapathy@monash.edu

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Workshop Length: One Day
  • This workshop will have the last 2 hours as a hands-on component

DESCRIPTION

Research data management platforms aim meet the challenges of capturing and managing large volumes of research data,  while ensuring that the data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). One such platform is MyTardis (https://www.mytardis.org), an open source research data management platform that was initially establish to handle and store macromolecular crystallography data {Meyer:2014ub, Androulakis:2008ku}. Through several national projects like the NeCTAR Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (https://www.massive.org.au/cvl), ImageTrove (http://projects.ands.org.au/id/ERIC08) and the ANDS Trusted Data projects (https://projects.ands.org.au/id/GFA16), MyTardis has evolved into a general purpose research data management system, with a focus on integrating scientific instruments and instrument facilities. It is used across light microscopy, electron microscopy, proteomics, cytometry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and other scientific techniques. It integrates over  100  Australian  instruments  across  Monash  University,  University  of  Queensland,  University  of  Newcastle, University of New South Wales, RMIT, and University of Western Australia.

In this workshop, representatives from the Characterisation community will share their experience in developing and operating large deployments of MyTardis. We will emphasise how MyTardis helps to securely store and manage data from  a  variety  of  different  instruments.  We  will also outline the short- to medium-term roadmap for MyTardis development and our plan to engage the wider community to help us build the next-generation platform for instrument data management. Finally, we will run a hands-on workshop on best-practices for deploying and operating MyTardis, specifically targeted at developers and system administrators.

Workshop Contents:

Overview of MyTardis and its deployments

  • Overview of MyTardis
  • Developing and operating MyTardis at Monash University
  • NIF Trusted Data Repositories
  • Developing and operating MyTardis at the University of Queensland and NIF
  • Developing and operating MyTardis at the University of Western Australia
  • Developing and operating MyTardis at the University of Newcastle
  • MyTardis features for instrument facilities

Future Roadmap

  • The Future of MyTardis
  • Requirements from instrument facilities
  • Addressing FAIR by integrating with the experiment, trusted data repositories.
  • Panel Discussion / BOF- Next-generation Instrument data Future and challenges

Hands On

  • Hands on session on deployment of MyTardis

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Instrument facility managers
  • Data Managers
  • IT Managers & Directors
  • Professionals in associated disciplines
  • Research Computing Specialists
  • Research Managers
  • University Representatives
  • Researchers
  • Librarians
  • Software & App engineers

WHAT TO BRING

Attendees need to bring a laptop.


BIOGRAPHIES

Dr Wojtek James Goscinski is the coordinator of MASSIVE, a national high performance computing facility for data science, and Associate Director at the Monash eResearch Centre a role in which he leads teams to develop and implement digital strategies to nurture and underpin next-generation research. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Design (Architecture), and a Bachelor of Computer Science.

Dr Amr Hassan is the eResearch Delivery leader at the Monash eResearch Centre. He leads a team of eResearch professionals to ensure the delivery of high-quality ICT services, projects and programmes that enable the achievement of the eResearch strategic agenda of Monash University. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Computational Sciences, an M.Sc in Scientific Computing, and a B.Sc. of Computer Science.

 

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