LifeWatch Italy hosted the ParAqua Workshop “Expertise catalogue and Parasites Database-Online platform” – 12th December 2022

On the 12th of December, the first session of the two-days WG1-WG3 joint workshop took place online – the second part will be held on the 16th of December from 13.00 to 15.00 CET.

The first part was hosted by the WG1 Italian partners Andrea Tarallo and Ilaria Rosati from LifeWatch Italy and CNR. The main activity was focused on the in situ and experimental data mobilisation and to the collaborative drafting of the first Data Management Plan of our Action.

During the workshop, the participants had the chance to actively work on their own datasets, harmonising them with world-recognised standards, and thus setting the basis for the building of the ParAqua database, in which all the data will be accessible and reusable.

To ensure the preservation and reusability of the data, the participants drafted a Data Management Plan. In the next weeks, the document will be polished, and upon approval by the Action members, it will be published as a public document. The document will serve as an internal guideline, but also for external researchers that want to understand how we manage our data.

On the same day, Albert Reñé (WG1 leader) led a session dedicated to the paper on parasite occurrences. The meeting was the occasion to share the responsibilities around the data collection for zoosporic parasites on algae and to make a decisive step forward for the advancement of this activity.

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