Comprehensive data analysis and international collaboration as a challenge for individual researchers
Like no other field of research, the life sciences have benefited from new data-driven technologies and methods in recent years. This is true for current multi-omics studies as well as new methods in neurology or material sciences.
However, while the volume and heterogeneity of data continue to increase with the new technical possibilities and research teams are becoming larger, more heterogeneous and more international, it is becoming increasingly difficult for individual researchers to manage the rapidly growing mountains of data and to quickly find the truly relevant information.
Often, on-site IT infrastructure and expertise lag behind requirements, and collaboration via e-mail and the like leads to data loss, versioning chaos and potential data misuse. Results may no longer be reproducible. The smallest technical hurdles can thus lead to considerable delays and costs during the project.
Significant acceleration through an intelligent collaboration platform
This is precisely where an intelligent Big Data collaboration platform can make an important contribution.
Such a platform
- provides all the necessary computing resources for analytics in a flexible manner,
- creates transparency about important advances and supports the formation of analytics standards,
- facilitates fast and secure sharing of datasets and helps manage metadata,
- supports legally compliant data management and prevents data loss,
- documents analysis steps and thus guarantees the traceability of research results.
A transparent separation between public and private areas also allows reproducible sharing of results with the world or access to other participant’s existing shared approaches.
The shared virtual workplace facilitates and accelerates collaboration in global research teams – freeing up experts to focus on what really matters: modern, excellent research in their field.
Learn more: Comma Soft’s FASTGenomics platform supports international research and collaboration in single-cell genomics projects, providing the latest datasets and algorithms.
The underlying platform technology of Comma Soft AG can also be flexibly adapted to all other technical questions. We find the right solution in dialogue.