Data management in experimental laboratories (from concept to outcome)

Both politics and business have meanwhile fully acknowledged the extreme value of data. Expanding its use, combined with emerging technologies such as Blockchain, can lead to a shift towards a socio-economic data-driven paradigm. But the use of data also presents many problems.

The group of researchers engaged in the DATAUSE project have explored the weaknesses that need to be investigated in order for data to become a socio-economic driver for a digital single market.

The hypothesis underpinning the project is that due to the diversity and amounts of data not everyone has currently the capacity to invest adequate resources to benefit from its potential and that to obtain a much more significant impact a disciplinary approach, capable of facilitating the use of available data, is needed. Agriculture is one of the fields where the use of data must be maximised.

In this context Prof. Jose L. Toca-Herrera, acting as an external consultant of the project, gave a seminar on all aspects of experimental data collection, emphasising the difference between science, research and technology. During the seminar also issues related to the public dissemination of experimental results, patents and copyrights were discussed. Finally, the social importance of transdisciplinarity in science was discussed with the participants (teachers and students).


For more information (only Spanish) about the DATAUSE project see: “Stable methodologies to evaluate and measure quality, interoperability, blockchain and reuse of open data in the agricultural field