The objective is to develop and deploy an “ELIXIR Contextual Data Clearinghouse (clearinghouse)” for extending, correcting and improving publicly available annotations on records in sample and sequencing data resources. Contextual data is fundamental for FAIR data in ELIXIR. So far, little attention has been paid to connect and exchange curated contextual data to improve the quality of primary and secondary and data resources within the metagenomics domain. In this proposal, we will build a “clearinghouse” to allow seamless exchange of contextual data between ELIXIR data resources. The project will strengthen the collaborations between these ELIXIR resources, build synergies to improve the quality and impact of the content and, not least, build more sustainable data resources. The proposed project will be an excellent showcase on how the outcomes of the EXCELERATE Marine metagenomics Use Case, together with established and new ELIXIR data resources, can improve the quality and impact of publicly available data, especially towards the marine domain.
1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019