he term “Big Data” is relative and highly dependent. For example, the organizations that lack the ability to handle, store and analyze their own sets of data, are in fact experiencing the Big Data “phenomenon”. Nevertheless, this is not what Big Data is all about. Besides of being by order of magnitudes in terms of … Continue reading What is Big Data All About?
Saffron-OMICS: Omics Technologies for Crop Improvement, Traceability, Determination of Authenticity, Adulteration and Origin in Saffron is a COST Action (FA1101) on Food & Agriculture (FA) that aims to: Strengthen the network of collaborative research on the structural organization of Saffron genome, DNA fingerprinting, chemical fingerprinting, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics of this crop and define a common strategy to … Continue reading The Saffron-OMICS workshop as a source of agri-food research data requirements
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On May 13th 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Unit of the European Commission responsible for e-infrastructures, organised a workshop on the way European e-infrastructures may support the activities of EFSA. The meeting followed up a series of initial discussions and brainstorming between EFSA and various EC Units on how data-related activities … Continue reading Openness and e-infrastructures for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
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