Workpackage 13

Pooling resources – models and data






The storing of available project information is necessary to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the project’s research activities. The Data Managements System (DMS) will enable comparing data across different sources and exchanging information between the different research partners in the FOODSECURE project.

Research set-up and objectives

The focus is on storing information and making results comparable and available in a user-friendly way.

Research approach

Since resources do not allow developing a completely new Data Management System in this project, existing tools will be adapted.  The first tool that will be used is the DataM tool of JRC/IPTS. This tool will focus on analyzing and visualizing data from a variety of different datasets. The main strength of DataM is its ability to link these different datasets by their nomenclatures. DataM will be used as the data dissemination tool. The second tool is the MetaBase system of WUR-LEI. MetaBase will become the central point of the DMS and will be used for the internal data management by storing all available information made available by the other workpackages of the FoodSecure project. Communication between MetaBase and DataM will be done through web-services which will be specifically developed for this project.



A Data Management System for storing, harmonizing and exchanging primary and secondary data and model results between project research partners. Partners in the FoodSecure project have direct access to all data stored through the FoodSecure website. The data will be made available to the research community and the public via the visualization tool DataM and accessible through the Web and to the general public via a user-friendly interface.


WUR-LEI, David Verhoog

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290693