Data Set Excavation

…to create a data-centric SciLifeLab.

For five years and counting, SciLifeLab has produced massive amounts of diverse scientific data and facilitated thousands of scientific publications. Help us to discover the full impact of SciLifeLab services for research!

Select a publication from the SciLifeLab publication database. Find data sets in the publication. Find the repositories for each data set. Enter corresponding links and identifiers into the publication record in the SciLifeLab publications database. Repeat.

Please also see the detailed instructions or instruction video.

When and where?
We kickstart this activity to populate our data records on Nov 14, 2018 with an all day jamboree style event starting 9.00. Detailed information about the task will be available in both Uppsala and Stockholm, together with nice company. Sign up to participate and receive a complimentary lunch, or drop in and contribute when it suits you. Fika and snacks available for everyone all day.
1.     SciLifeLab Uppsala (meeting room E10:2309, Navet)
2.     SciLifeLab Solna (meeting rooms Milky Way and Andromeda, Alfa 2)
3.     Your own office

– Explore public databases and data sets created at SciLifeLab
– Contribute towards a data-centric SciLifeLab 2.0
– Challenge your colleagues – A nice prize for the person and facility that contributes the most!

Web links
Publications database:
Detailed instructions: or instruction video.

For questions, please contact the Data Centre at or visit us in Uppsala (C10:2) or Solna (Gamma 6).

A data-centric SciLifeLab
Data is one of the most concrete products of SciLifeLab services and a measure of impact. Data has lasting value for the research community and makes new types of analyses and discoveries possible. Responsible data sharing and data management according to the FAIR principles provides reproducibility, openness and transparency which is required by law, funders and journals – and is the right thing to do.