Workshop “Using a FAIR database for nutritional studies, to make data reusable”
Sunday 2 and Monday 3 September 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

This workshop will be held as a satellite meeting of NuGOweek 2018. It will provide hands-on experience of using the European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI) database to maximise the benefits of experimental studies in nutrition.

Aim of the workshop/contents
Understanding health effect of food requires a systems view on the biological processes and the nutritional composition of food. Moreover there currently is more focus on the personal nutritional needs (genetic predisposition, preferences and environmental aspects). These aspects made nutritional research a ‘big data science’. We need to store and reuse data more efficiently.
ENPADASI ( has delivered a system that facilitates storage and retrieval of data from observational and intervention studies. This workshop will help you in using this system, not only to upload data, but also to reuse the data. Uploading the data will automatically make your data FAIR (Findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable:, thereby adhering to requirements of several funding bodies.
Course facilitators are Dr. Jildau Bouwman (TNO, the Netherlands) and Prof. Loraine Brennan (UCD, Ireland).

Draft time table
Sunday 2 September:
15.00 Introduction on the system
16.00 Upload test data sets

17.00-20.00 Prepare your own data for upload

Monday 3 September:
10.00 Uploading your  own data
14.00 -15.00 Retrieve data (via the interface or in R)

Number of participants, costs, venue and registration
* A maximum number of 20 participants can be accepted.
* The costs of participation are € 100 and includes coffee/tea, refreshments and lunch on Monday.
* Bring your own laptop with you
* Venue will be announced later.
* Registration can be done via:

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