On November 16, a workshop of IRDiRC’s Task Force on Data-Mining and Repurposing (DMR) took place in Barcelona, Spain, at the Barcelona Science Park. The purpose of this Task Force was to gather the expertise on data-mining and repurposing at global level and identify opportunities for collaborations, especially public/private ones, to speed up the exploitation of these new discovery tools. The workshop started with a discussion on the current state-of-the-art of the topics, quickly going over the major successes of data-mining and repurposing to date. The workshop continued with an evaluation on tools for assessing validity, followed by an analysis of in silico approaches versus experimental approaches. Important debate was also held on sharing strategies and improved data sharing to help focus limited resources. The workshop ended with a summary of the workshop discussions and recommendations.
More information on the DMR Task Force can be found here.