INF Project "Research Data Management and Infrastructures for Visualization, Analysis and Sustainable Software Development" Launched
With the INF project "Research Data Management and Infrastructures for Visualization, Analysis and Sustainable Software Development", WWU IT is participating in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) "inSight". The network focuses on the visualization of organ-specific inflammation through multiscale imaging and is funded by the German Research Foundation with more than 10 million euros for an initial period of 4 years. Among others, numerous young scientists conduct research in the interdisciplinary projects - the project team at WWU IT is supported by two doctoral students as well.
The aim of the INF project is to establish a WWU cloud-based storage platform and database and implement research data management workflows from ingest to long-term availability. Close integration with the central WWU HPC for compute-intensive data analysis, especially for machine learning, will be ensured.
To accommodate a common framework architecture for the visualisation and analysis methods developed and used in the CRC "inSight" and thus ensure their sustainability, reusability and transferability, WWU IT will establish a state-of-the-art GitLab/DevOps software development environment. A unifying visualisation environment will also be created. User experience (UX), easy and secure data sharing, performance-optimised remote computing and assisted report generation are a main focus.