The main objective of the "Data Infrastructure for Chemical Safety" (diXa) project is to further develop and adopt a robust and sustainable service infrastructure (e.g. data infrastructure and e-science environment) for harboring multiplexed data sets as produced by past, current and future EU research projects on developing non-animal tests for predicting chemical safety, in linkage with other globally available chemical/toxicological data bases and data bases on molecular data of human disease. diXa focuses on networking activities for building a web-based, openly accessible and sustainable e-infrastructure for capturing TGX data, and for linking this to available data bases holding chemico/physico/ toxicological information, and to data bases on molecular medicine, thus crossing traditional borders between scientific disciplines and reaching out to other research communities.
To advance data sharing with research communities, diXa ensures clear communication channels with and deliver commonly agreed core service support to the TGX research community, by providing SOPs for seamless data sharing, and by offering quality assessments and newly developed tools and techniques for data management, all supported by hands-on training. Through its joint research initiative, by using data available from its data infrastructure, diXa will demonstrate the feasibility of its approach by performing cross-platform integrative statistical analyses, and cross-study meta-analyses, to create a systems model for predicting chemical-induced liver injury.
The set-up of the diXa project can be seen in a interactive graph. Please click on the graph below to open a new window with the interactive graph. In this graph you can seen the full walktrough from data sources to data consumers within the diXa project.
Use your mouse to hover over the different parts of the graph and you will be given more information.