Software, Repositories & Data Management


Saving, Storing and Sharing

Research Projects have always generated a considerable quantity of data and as the amount of information created continues to increase rapidly, issues around its management and curation are becoming increasingly important.

Funders and publishers are increasingly requiring that data generated through a project or supporting publications be made openly accessible. As a result good data management practice and the tools that support this are important parts of the research landscape. The Centre plays a dual role from this perspective, both in terms of managing data  created by our own projects and through projects for which this very problem is a specific focus.

The DataFlow project offers a two-stage data management infrastructure, making it easy for researchers to work with, annotate, publish & permanently store data.

The NeuroHub project is developing a research information system for neuroscientists at Oxford, Reading and Southampton.

If you want to find our more about our data repository & management work, or would like to collaborate with us then please get in touch...

Current Projects

The Mapping Manuscript Migrations project explores a vast body of European Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, visualizing their travels and navigating the network of connections between people, institutions and places involved in their history.
Enabling scholarly investigation across dynamic collections combining EEBO-TCP and the HathiTrust, using Linked Data.
Providing a tool kit to facilitate standards compliant collection, curation and local management of experiments in the life-sciences
Coordinated by EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, COSMOS (Coordination of Standards in Metabolomics) has brought together European metabolomics data providers to set and promote community standards.
The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) project is an international, collaborative effort to build an integrated ontology for the description of biological and clinical investigations.
A web-based catalogue to centralize bioscience data policies, reporting standards and links to other related portals; and a communication forum to maintain linkages between funders, journals & standardization leaders

Past Projects

EMPPACK (Energy Measurement and Profiling PACKage), is a flexible and extensible software framework for profiling, quantifying and analysing the energy and power consumption of software applications.
A European Union FP7 funded project to support the development of virtual research communities involved in biodiversity science, providing a more integrated and effective framework for those managing biodiversity data on the Web
Enabling neuroscientists to streamline the laboratory experience from conception of experiment to publication of the research results.
The UK National Grid Service (NGS) is a national consortium of computational and data resources that make use of defined open standard grid interfaces to provide services to academia.
Existing electricity distribution management systems (DMS) have been designed using operational and algorithmic procedures that are highly centralised.
A project aimed at making it easy for you and your research group to work with, annotate, publish, and permanently store your research data.
The Cancer and Cardiac Imaging project is a collaboration between University of Oxford and the Technical Computing Initiative of Microsoft Corporation
Providing a medical image analysis framework & investigating collaborative technologies for the analysis of medical images
Bridging the Interoperability Divide (BID) will use the principles underpinning the JISC e-framework to build interoperability between 3 repository systems: SRB, Fedora and ASK.
Providing a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in Cancer Imaging to share information, images and algorithms.
The purpose of CRISP is to create synergies and develop common solutions for an initial group of eleven European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure preparatory phase projects in the field of Physics, Astronomy, and Analytical Facilities.