An open and integrative data science system

Introducing the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC), an initiative to empower the research community to harness microbiome data exploration and discovery through a collaborative integrative data science ecosystem.

Building a world where data are FAIR

Over the past few decades, microbiome data have grown exponentially. However, the sheer amount of data available presents a significant bottleneck for analysis and interpretation. The NMDC makes these data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) by:

Addressing fundamental roadblocks

Addressing fundamental roadblocks

in microbiome data science

Generating integrated data

Generating integrated data

for existing analytical and visualization platforms

Leveraging existing ontologies

Leveraging existing ontologies

to further data curation best practices

Engaging researchers

Engaging researchers

to ensure deliverable meets the needs of the community

INFRASTRUCTURE

Develop an integrated, open source microbiome data ecosystem that leverages existing resources and enables access to standardized, reproducible microbiome data.

ENGAGEMENT

Enable shared ownership of multidisciplinary microbiome data by establishing support for open science and FAIR data across research teams, funders, publishers, and societies.

One vision united by two strategic priorities

The long-term vision of the NMDC is to support microbiome data exploration through a sustainable data discovery platform that promotes open science and shared-ownership.

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