Blueprint for the Catalysis Data Infrastructure

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The development of a prototype for the UKCH catalysis data infrastructure (CDI) presents a dashboard listing of publications, datasets, and authors data. The data is presented as indicators that demonstrate the impact of the UKCH, providing insight into the number and types of publications, author statistics, institutional collaborations, and research impact (citations and global presence). Additionally, this prototype has provided a concrete target to promote further discussion of the data management needs of the UKCH community. In this presentation, we will discuss the main requirements for data processing elicited and the proposed adaptations that will be incorporated in the design of the CDI.

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Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga
Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga received his PhD from the School of Computer Science of the University of Manchester (UK) in 2010. After his PhD, he collaborated as a research assistant at the Manchester Business School on two projects. In COMMIUS, he participated in the development of a JAVA/OSGI based e-commerce mail filtering system. In SOA4ALL, he helped documenting common workflow patterns to support end-users building web-service mashups (ad-hoc workflows). In 2012, he joined the Biodiversity Informatics Research group at the Cardiff University School of Computer Science and Informatics, as research associate in the BioVeL project. After BioVeL, in 2015, he obtained a scholarship (CONACYT-Mexico) for a postdoctoral project developing a virtual biotechnology laboratory at Polytechnic University of Puebla, building on his work at BioVeL. He returned to the Cardiff University School of Computer Science and Informatics (2016), as research associate in the Data and Knowledge Engineering Group, collaborating in ENVRIplus and ICEDIG. In ENVRIplus, he analysed and modelled large-scale systems for environmental research. In ICEDIG, he documented quality management standards and methods for specimen’s digitisation workflows and rapid 3D digitisation; oversaw cloud platforms testing for data storage; researched semantic image segmentation; and built a prototype interface for a digital specimen repository. He joins the UK Catalysis Hub Team as a research associate in data management and software development.

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