By Justin Clark-Casey, Research Software Engineer, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
InterMine is an open-source life sciences data integration platform created at the University of Cambridge in the UK. It takes biological data from many sources and combines it into a unified whole, adding visualisations and search facilities that aim to provide insights for scientists and engineers that can accelerate research and the growth of the bioeconomy. Over the next three years, through a grant from the UK Government’s BBSRC funding agency, the InterMine team is going to be making sure that the data it makes available is as findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable—FAIR, for short—as possible. Keep reading to find out why we believe that making the world of data a “FAIRer” place is so important.