The STORE platform for data and resource sharing in radiation biology, radioecology and epidemiology

Kulka, Ulrike; Gruenberger, Michael; Birschwilks, Mandy; Grosche, Bernd; Saigusa, Shin; Woloschak, Gayle; Tapio, Soile; Beresford, Nick; Madas, Balazs; Oestreicher, Ursula; Schofield, Paul. 2018 The STORE platform for data and resource sharing in radiation biology, radioecology and epidemiology. [Poster] In: 3rd European Radiological Protection Research Week, Rovinj-Rovingo, Croatia, 1-5 Oct 2018. (Unpublished)

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The primary data produced in the course of publicly-funded science represents a common asset for society as much as the analysed and interpreted results. Recent years have seen widespread agreement that such data should be accessible by scientists and the public. Open access publication has been the focus of much attention. However, the public availability of primary data requires the establishment of governance and a sharing infrastructure. International guidelines have been established for open data (FAIR) and transparent publication (TOP). Availability and reuse of primary scientific data increases the accountability, reproducibility and value of publicly funded science and assures that research resources developed with public funds become readily available to the broader research community ultimately to the benefit of the public. Furthermore, journals and funders are increasingly requiring that all study data are made openly available. In response to these needs, in radiation protection research we have developed the STORE data sharing platform, initially funded under the European Commission’s EURATOM programme. STORE permits users to upload and share data; users can maintain control over data dissemination through Creative Commons licensing. The data structure in STORE is centred on the study which is a top level directory. Within a study there are datasets and within these there can be individual files or data elements, which can be of any type or size and annotated with standard metadata Each dataset and data item are assigned a STORE ID and a DOI. STORE currently contains about 100 studies and more than 3000 individual data elements, which range from epidemiology data, through images to proteomics and raw mass spectroscopy data. STORE is compliant with the FAIR data principles and is registered with r3Data, the ELIXIR/EBI-based MIRIAM register of persistent identifiers, and the FAIR sharing initiative. STORE ( is open and free to investigators and to funding agencies as a central repository for data sharing.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
Additional Keywords: radioecology
Date made live: 23 Oct 2018 13:32 +0 (UTC)

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