The research team of Dr Eng. Robert Sot, Acting Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the UW, has been recognised in a competition organised by the CHIST-ERA network. The scientists want to create an ecosystem of research data using analysis of bird populations.

“FAIRBiRDS: FAIR data and software for bird research: closing the research lifecycle in the long tail of research data”, coordinated by the researchers at ICM UW, is one of nine projects awarded in the “Open & Re-usable Research Data & Software (ORD)” competition organised by the National Science Centre (Polish: Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) in collaboration with the CHIST-ERA network. It is also among the two awarded projects run by Polish leaders.


The project is coordinated by Dr Eng. Robert Sot, acting director of the ICM UW. His team will conduct research on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) standards, i.e. rules related to findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable data in long-term studies of bird populations.


“The aim of the project, funded in its Polish part by NCN, is to standardise the data model of ecological science, with the ultimate goal of creating a transparent research landscape. The project will build a standardised repository of open ecological data, linked to a repository of peer-reviewed open source scientific software to analyse these data,” Dr Eng. Robert Sot explains.


The project is being carried out by experts in ecology, ornithology and IT from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University and research teams from Belgium, Brazil, France, and the Netherlands.



The “Open & Re-usable Research Data & Software (ORD)” competition, organised by the National Science Centre in collaboration with the CHIST-ERA network , is aimed at international research teams carrying out projects related to open research data and software from the perspective of their possible re-use.


More information can be found on the NCN website >>