EGA is an extensive archive of biomedical patient data

European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA) archives and distributes patient data collected in biomedical studies. EGA is a part of the European Elixir data infrastructure that serves life sciences. The repository is one of the world’s most extensive ones.

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Write an effective data management plan − Last minute tips for Academy applicants

In the past years funders have started to request a data management plan (DMP) along with the actual research plan when applying for funding. What should be now taken into account in the research plan about data management?

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 3: IT industry and jobs of the future

In the previous blog post I described how data-driven approach will change the software development landscape. Here I continue the path upwards to what it means to the software industry and especially programming jobs.

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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD Repository and Archive (Novel Materials Discovery) distributes data related to materials science, a discipline incorporating physics, chemistry and engineering in order to design and discover new materials. The repository and archive provide the data under a Creative Commons license in raw and processed formats.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 2: From programming to data-driven programming

Data-driven programming can be defined as programming where program statements describe operations, transformations or queries over data instead of describing a sequence of steps to take.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 1: Where are we heading to?

Data driven forces of digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous agents are all driven by software. Software is both the starting point and the final destination. Everything needs to start from something that is controlled by software, or at least observed by it.

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The Language Bank of Finland serves digital humanities and social sciences

The Language Bank began as CSC’s science support branch for language research. The last few years have seen the Language Bank also actively seek to reach out to other digital humanities and social sciences.

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What to take into consideration when compiling research material?

Research material management begins already before collecting the data itself. At the very least, it is important to know who the target users are and how they are going to use it, as well as how they will be able to access the data and with what kind of rights.

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Poikkeustilasta pysyviin rakenteisiin

Korkeakoulujen IT-johtajien verkostot AAPA ja FUCIO sekä CSC kutsuivat korkeakoulujen pedagogiikan, opiskelun ja opetuksen tuen ja hallinnon sekä muut kiinnostuneet ideapankki.csc.fi -webinaariin kesäkuun lopussa.

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More manpower for Finland's AI research - Technology Center Program NVAITC

NVIDIA, the Finnish Center of Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and CSC have just published their collaborative technology center program (NVAITC). NVAITC is an abbreviation for the “NVIDIA AI Technology Center”. The aim is to promote Finnish AI based research expertise.

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Ohjelmistoversion kuolema

Sovelluskehittäjänä käytän paljon muiden luomia pieniä kirjasto-ohjelmia. Niille yleensä ei ole määritelty EOLaa (End Of Life) kuten tärkeämmille ohjelmistoille. Joudun siis tutkimaan versionumeroa. Milloin ja miten säännöllisesti kirjastoa on viimeksi päivitetty, onko riippuvuuksia tai yhteystietoja. Osakemarkkinoiden tapaan tämä historiatieto ei ole tae tulevasta.

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Pykäliin tuijottamisesta käyttäjänäkökulmaan

OKM:n järjestämään ja CSC:n fasilitoimaan työpajaan 7.5. osallistui kolmisenkymmentä henkilöä. Konkreettisena tavoitteena oli hahmottaa, kuinka suunnittelua yhdessä jatketaan ja organisoidaan.

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What a researcher should know about persistent identifiers

Even the most useful information has no practical value if nobody can access it. Digitalization only aggravates the problem. Persistent identifiers (PID) are the internet’s way to point at documents and other items that should remain findable as long as possible.

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Tackling coronavirus with scientific databases

Coronavirus can be overcome through international cooperation and sharing of data, and electronic research infrastructures can help with this. They include hardware, information networks, databases and services that together make up a network of global information exchange. Finland is a member of these infrastructures and the benefits are undeniable.

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Language technology paving the way for digital humanities

Computational methods are nothing new in digital humanities and social sciences but language research has a special tool that puts it ahead of the pack: language technology, a field that combines linguistics and computer science.

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Corona tsunami

When researchers are developing a vaccine against coronavirus, they use open biological databases and data-intensive computing. CSC is a partner in this effort. It has opened a priority lane facilitating coronavirus research and provides access to supercomputing and management of data across national borders (European Data Space, Digital Europe).

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Digital policy in the EU – what lies ahead?

The EU’s digital policy has been a hot topic lately. Last week the European Commission published three significant strategies concerning digitalization, artificial intelligence and data.

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Schrödinger molecular modeling platform is available for all university researchers

Starting January 1st, 2020, Schrödinger’s Maestro GUI, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, and Materials Science software applications are available for free for all academic users in Finland.

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New Computing and Data infrastructure: Puhti, Mahti and Allas

You may have seen the news about opening of Puhti and Allas. How did we get to this point, and how does it fit in with the overall roadmap?

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Matkalla kohti tekoälyä

Tekoäly on puheenaihe, joka ei tällä hetkellä esittelyä kaipaa. Niinpä tekoälystä kirjoitetaan nykyään paljon, kaikkialla ja kaikenlaista. Tekoälyn määrittely on vaikeaa alan tutkijoillekin, joten ymmärrettävästi moni tavallinen keskustelija ei tunnu ihan kauhean hyvin tietävän mistä puhuu, kun puhuu tekoälystä.

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