12-13 May 2022
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Europe/Berlin timezone

Data management for heterogeneous research environments with CaosDB -- Experiences from an MPDL Open Source development project

13 May 2022, 11:55
20m
Lecture Hall (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology)

Lecture Hall

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

August Thienemann Strasse 2 24306 Plön Germany
onsite Session 5

Speakers

Daniel Hornung (IndiScale) Florian Spreckelsen (IndiScale GmbH) Freija Nordsiek (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization)

Description

Experimental and theoretical scientists in the turbulence department at the MPI-DS in Göttingen produce a large variety of heterogeneous data and analyze it in a number of different environments. In an MPDL project, the open source research data management software CaosDB was enhanced to meet these needs and hopefully those of other research groups as well.

We will show the results of this process: automated integration of data from metadata-rich raw HDF 5 files and a new API with language bindings for Octave, C++ and Julia. Additionally, the user documentation was overhauled, programming tutorials published and perfomance bottlenecks identified. We will also share insights about "soft" measures to increase the overall utility of semantic data management: practical guidelines for scientists to produce truly FAIR data and workshops to empower scientists to work with CaosDB.

Primary author

Daniel Hornung (IndiScale)

Co-authors

Florian Spreckelsen (IndiScale GmbH) Freija Nordsiek (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization)

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