Multi-domain Research Data Management: from metadata collection to data deposit

Full-day workshop: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018


  • Ângela Lomba, Senior Researcher at CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, Portugal
  • João Aguiar Castro, PhD student, INESC TEC, University of Porto, Portugal


An informal arena for researchers to benefit from and share experience with domain experts, dealing with research data management practical issues, including a zoom-in on some open-source tools. The workshop include a hands-on event, where participants will capture metadata in field with the Labtablet application, and then synchronize it with the Dendro platform.


Open Science is a currently a hot topic and focus of several initiatives such as the Research Data Alliance (RDA), a community-driven organization supported by the European Commission, the United States National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government. RDA aims to build social and technical infrastructures for research data management and to promote data curation and data sharing. In the context of the Tail project, University of Porto,  tools are being developed to support researchers in data management activities, namely the Dendro data organization platform and the LabTablet to capture infield and laboratory data and metadata.

Target group

The workshop targets all RDM community, namely researchers, data curators, developers, interested in sharing perspectives in effective data management.



9h00 – Opening [Workshop objectives]

9h15 – “One billion biodiversity occurrence records published through GBIF: path and challenges on data sharing”, Rui Figueira, GBIF.

10h00 – Short communications*

  • Ana Aguiar, UrbanSense
  • Ana Oliveira, Together Project
  • Antonina dos Santos, SeaBioData

10h30 – Coffee Break

11h00 – Short communications*

  • José Borbinha, ELIXIR Project
  • TAIL Project, a perspective

11h30 – Round table discussion

12h30 – Lunch


14h00 – Dendro and LabTablet demonstration

14h30 – Campaign preparation

15h00 – Field work with LabTablet

16h30 – Data synchronization with Dendro and results

17h00 – Workshop participant’s feedback

*If you are interested in making a short communication let us know.


Made with in Porto @ FEUP InfoLab / INESC TEC