PaNOSC contribution at EGI Conference 2021

On 19 October, from 11:45 to 12:00 CEST, PaNOSC contributor from CERIC-ERIC, Aljoša Hafner, will have a presentation on the implementation of FAIR principles in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy experimental workflows.


Over the past decades, the scientific domain has seen an exponential growth of data generation. As expected, the storage, management and analysis requirements are growing proportionally, with a direct impact on the scientific output. Certain scientific communities like the astronomical one, have already organised and standardised computational workflows, whereas others can benefit from modern good practice principles. These are called FAIR principles and are currently actively supported by the ecosystem of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The contribution by Aljoša Hafner will present the ongoing activities regarding the implementation of FAIR principles in a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy experimental workflow, performed at the CERIC-ERIC partner facility, the Slovenian NMR centre at the National Institute of Chemistry (Slovenia). The experiments carried out at this facility range from biological and pharmaceutical studies to studies in energy and basic matter research of high impact. The complete data life cycle has been upgraded, including new approaches to data and metadata acquisition, storage, archiving, processing and visualisation through web and cloud services, paving the way towards advanced data science on the measured datasets. Furthermore, integration of the entire pipeline into the open-source Jupyter web services is also in development. The goal is fostering cross-discipline open science while improving efficiency and accessibility.

The reported results outline certain challenges encountered during the conceptualization and implementation of the NMR workflow upgrade, e. g. handling experimental data from offline devices. At the same time, the aim for the results is to be useful to other scientific fields in the process of adopting FAIR principles and more efficient data handling, tracking and processing.