Workshop – Getting your hands-on data management

We are excited to announce a hands-on workshop on using data management tools. It will take place in the centre of Bergen, 8th and 9th of May. Participants from DLN projects and the DLN research school will be prioritized.


Managing your data well is an important research skill. Good data management enables the preparation, handling, storing, sharing, and reuse of data. These attributes of good data management equates to efficient research and saving of time and resources. Data management tools and best practices can help to make your research data and models FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

About the workshop

The two-day workshop will combine both presentations and hands-on sessions. It will provide researchers with practical skills about the data management tools SEEK and NeLS.

Day 1 (8. Mai; 1030-17): SEEK, is a web-based (or locally installed) resource platform for managing and sharing scientific research datasets and models in your project and with the community after publication. It is based on the ISA format; Investigation, Study, Assay and is flexible in terms of the type of data stored. You can point to local data storage while keeping the metadata or smaller derived data sets in SEEK. Both basic use and more advanced features of SEEK will be covered (separate groups). In addition we will have a session on using RightField, a tool that allows easier documentation of metadata in tab format, such as excel.

Day 2 (9. Mai; 9 - 16): NeLS (Norwegian e-infrastructure for Life Sciences) is an infrastructure providing storage, data sharing and analysis tools. NeLS connects to the national data storage platform NorStore, allowing long term storage. The integration of NeLS with Galaxy will also be shown. Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biological research, that allows computational workflows to be set up and used, without the need of programming skills. Using Galaxy in NeLS makes it easy to document the processing and analysis of your data.

We are collaborating with FAIRDOM and to link SEEK and NeLS. The progress of this work will also be briefly mentioned.

Trainers from the FAIRDOM Hub in Manchester and from ELIXIR Norway will guide you through the activities. The workshop is free to attend, including lunch both days and dinner on the 8th of May. We have set the limitation to 30 participants, so be quick! If you have questions about the workshop, contact or Contact for questions related to the DLN Research School.

Link to registration – the deadline is set to 23. April, but first-come, first-served apply.

Link to application for travel grant (DLN research school members only).

We hope to see you there!

Information about the event

  • Time:
    08. — 09. May 2017
  • Place:
    Bergen, Biologen, Thormøhlensgt. 53. Room K3 and K4
  • Event type:
#Workshop #Research School #Forskerskolen #Konferanse / Workshop