Interests and Motivations

Working with and for researchers, service providers, journal publishers, library science experts, funders and learned societies in the academic as well as in the commercial and governmental setting, we ensure that data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable ( FAIR) for humans as well as for machines.

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Research and Development

With collaborators worldwide, we design and develop open source software, to improve collection, representation, sharing and publication of multi-dimensional data. We also build interoperability standards; we run informative, educational registries to enable data quality and readiness, essential in Data Science.

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Funded Projects

The Use and Impact of our Work

Our FAIR-enabling, open source metadata reporting ISA software suite is embedded in over 30 public resources, institute-based (e.g. USA NASA GeneLab Data Repository) and global repositories (e.g. EMBL-EBI MetaboLights), as well as data-driven journals (e.g. Springer Nature Scientific Data).

Our FAIRsharing resource on standards, repositories, and data policies is endorsed by a growing number of stakeholder communities, including major publishers (e.g. Wiley, Elsevier and EMBO Press), funders (e.g. Wellcome Trust), libraries and FAIR-supporting organizations (e.g. RDA, GO-FAIR).

People

Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Prof. Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD.

Group Leader and Principal Investigator. Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG, UK

We are a team of data researchers, more specifically research software and knowledge engineers.

Our expertise and activities encompass: knowledge management, curation, software development, text-mining, data and metadata standards, scholarly publishing, semantic web, machine learning and creation and delivery of training and teaching elements.

Our backgrounds span computer science, to molecular biology, genetics, biomedical and agro-engineering, the reason why we mainly (but not exclusively) operate in the life, environmental and biomedical sciences.

We are looking for motivated DPhil/PhD students! If you have an interest in our areas of activity, please contact Prof. Sansone with your CV and a project proposal.

Philippe Rocca-Serra

Dr. Philippe Rocca-Serra, PhD.

Group Coordinator and co-Investigator

Associate Member of Faculty

Peter McQuilton

Dr. Peter McQuilton, PhD.

Project Coordinator

Knowledge Engineer

Milo Thurston

Dr. Milo Thurston, DPhil.

Technical Coordinator

Research Software Engineer

Allyson Lister

Dr. Allyson Lister, PhD.

Research Knowledge Engineer

Massimiliano Izzo

Dr. Massimiliano Izzo, PhD.

Research Software Engineer

Ramon Granell

Ramon Granell

Research Knowledge and Software Engineer

Dominique Batista

Dominique Batista

Research Knowledge and Software Engineer

Delphine Dauga

Delphine Dauga

Curator Contractor

Melanie Adekale

Melanie Adekale

Curator Contractor

Alumni and Students (from 2010)

Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran

Dr. Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, PhD.

Research Lecturer

Research Software Engineer

Eamonn Maguire

Dr. Eamonn Maguire, D. Phil.

Research Software Engineer

Doctoral student

David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson, PhD.

Research Software Engineer

Knowledge Engineer

Annapaola Santarsiero

Annapaola Santarsiero

Research Software Engineer

Pavlos Georgiou

Pavlos Georgiou

MSc Student, Computer Science

Latest news

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