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.

Here is what we do, in a 1 min video:

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 Cookbook resource of hands-on recipes for “FAIR doers” in the Life Sciences is built openly and collaboratively with researchers and data managers professionals in academia, (bio)pharmaceutical companies and information service industries; and it is already recommended by funders.

Our FAIR-enabling, open source ISA software suite for metadata reporting 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).

People

Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Prof. Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD.

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

Professor of Data Readiness, Department of Engineering Science

Academic Lead of Research Practice, University of Oxford

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 co-Investigator and Associate Member of Faculty

Senior Director at AstraZeneca (joint appointment)

Milo Thurston

Dr. Milo Thurston, DPhil.

Senior Researcher

Research Software Engineer

Allyson Lister

Dr. Allyson Lister, PhD.

Senior Researcher

Research Knowledge Engineer

Ramon Granell

Ramon Granell

Research Knowledge and Software Engineer

Dominique Batista

Dominique Batista

Research Knowledge and Software Engineer

(part-time) Doctoral Student

Prakhyat Gailani

Prakhyat Gailani

Research Software Engineer and Web Developer

Delphine Dauga

Delphine Dauga

Curator Contractor

Graham Lee

Graham Lee

(part-time) Doctoral Student

Christopher Osborne

Christopher Osborne

Doctoral Student

Alumni and Students (from 2010)

Peter McQuilton

Dr. Peter McQuilton, PhD.

Project Coordinator

Knowledge Engineer

Massimiliano Izzo

Dr. Massimiliano Izzo, PhD.

Research Software Engineer

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

Daniel Iyayi

Daniel Iyayi

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

Melanie Adekale

Melanie Adekale

Curator Contractor

Hossein Mirian

Hossein Mirian

Research Software Engineer

Web Developer

Latest news

Announcements for our projects are usually made on Twitter; various of our feeds are shown below: