MyTardis: FAIR data management for instrument data
Samitha Amarapathy1, Manish Kumar1, Dmitry Yakhnov1, Dr Mike Laverick2, Noel Zeng2, Dr Chris Seal2
1Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Research data management platforms aim to meet the challenges of capturing and managing large volumes of research data, ensuring that the data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) where possible and suitably protected where necessary.
MyTardis is an established, open source research data management platform that was initially established to curate and store macromolecular crystallography data. It has subsequently developed and broadened in scope, evolving into a general purpose research data management system that integrates with scientific instruments and instrument facilities.
The open source nature of the project allows for significant customisation, which in turn allows individual users to tailor MyTardis to their specific needs. Recent additions to MyTardis are now being fed back into the main branch of the code.
The BoF will provide an opportunity to discuss the updates and proposed road-maps of different users, with the aim of dissemination to, and consultation with, the wider community of MyTardis users and those who have a general interest in the project.
Samitha leads the agile driven application development capability at eResearch and lead and manages IT projects of strategic importance to eResearch including MyTardis based implementations in research instrument integration space, projects for research platforms, CRAMS program of work, and national projects such as Australian scalable Drone platform.