An open and integrative data science ecosystem
Introducing the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC), an initiative that will empower the research community to more effectively harness microbiome data.
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 aims to make these data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) by:
Addressing fundamental roadblocks
in microbiome data science
Generating integrated data
for existing analytical and visualization platforms
Leveraging existing ontologies
to further data curation best practices
to ensure deliverable meets the needs of the community
NMDC Leadership Team
Design NMDC-compliant metadata standards
Leverage existing ontology mapping software and curation resources to enable automated annotation of standardized metadata.
Design and deploy NMDC-compliant data workflows
Develop microbiome workflows for metagenome, metatranscriptome, metaproteome, and metabolomics data processing leveraging HPC systems, and integrate the execution of these pipelines to produce NMDC-compliant data products.
Data facilitation and integration
Develop data registration, indexing, and access services to link data through a suite of publicly available APIs.
NMDC community engagement
Develop communication and sustainability strategies to assess current and future needs and capabilities to empower users, collaborate on web-based interfaces for search functionality, and promote the NMDC to the larger scientific community.
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