This knowledge exchange workshop, held on 15-16 May 2014 in Hinxton, provided a forum for the biomedical sciences research infrastructures (BMS RIs) to discuss their future service requirements with e‐infrastructure providers. It addressed biological ‘big data’ and the challenges faced by the life sciences five years and into the future. Topics of focus covered the storage, transfer and computation of biological data.
The workshop was attended by technical representatives from both the BMS RIs and the e‐infrastructures as well as some relevant other initiatives. Participants brought knowledge of the needs and requirements of the BMS RIs, along with current services and approaches in e‐infrastructures for data storage, transfer and computing that can be provided to the life sciences.
During the workshop participants worked together to understand the future challenges faced by biological science in Europe, and looked at how collaboration with the e‐infrastructures may be used to overcome these issues.
The workshop aimed to achieve the following outcomes:
- A list of challenges the life sciences face with the growth of biological data
- Identification of existing solutions to these challenges
- Recommendations for new collaborative solutions to these challenges
- Proposals on how to action these solutions
A "Living Document" was used to capture the discussions during the workshop. A PDF version of the document as of 19 May 2014 can be found in the slide section below.
Please find slides below.