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.

  • Background: Collaborative Research Centre "inSight”

    The Collaborative Research Centre 1450 " Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation" focuses on the question of which cellular processes in which organs are decisive for the course of inflammation. To find an answer, clinician scientists, biochemists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists from more than 30 research groups will develop a specific imaging methodology: they will incorporate different imaging technologies into their investigations and develop innovative strategies for labelling cells and for evaluating image data. In this way, the researchers will be able integrate information from single cells to entire organisms. This holistic view is intended to identify links between cellular inflammation mechanisms and the function of organs.