Washington Update

FASEB Launches Two Pilots for DataWorks!

By: Yvette Seger
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Two new opportunities for researchers to engage with DataWorks!, FASEB’s new initiative that brings the biological and biomedical research communities together to advance human health through data sharing and reuse, were announced on December 14:

FASEB launched Dataworks! earlier this year. The initiative builds upon FASEB’s longstanding interest in fostering good data practices that increase data access and create new scientific opportunities through data reuse. This $1.5 million investment is composed of four program areas:
  • DataWorks! Salons – Conversation spaces for the biological and biomedical research community to exchange ideas and design effective practices for data sharing and reuse;
  • DataWorks! Prize – An award program to recognize biological and biomedical research teams who integrate data sharing and reuse to advance human health;
  • DataWorks! Community – Opportunities that enable biological and biomedical researchers and teams to hone skills and mentor peers in data management and sharing; and
  • DataWorks! Help Desk – Guidance for the biological and biomedical research community to navigate and adopt data sharing and reuse policies and practices.
The DMP Challenge is a pilot for DataWorks! Prize and Oceanscapes Champions is a pilot for Dataworks! Community.