What is it about?

Visualization is essential in the scientific discovery cycle and increasingly cross-disciplinary. It allows presenting complex data in a way that makes it more accessible. Here we use in particular three-dimensional structural molecular data related to the Covid19 pandemic as use case for sharing a variety of levels of immersion to audiences from different backgrounds, scientific and non-scientific. FAIR standards are taken into account.

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Why is it important?

We provide examples on how key scientific data can be made more widely accessible making data visualization experiences findable, accessible, interoperable and reproducible.


If the scientific community adopted common standards for sharing visualization experiences, and these were supported broadly (eg by journals, websites etc.), this would lead to a significant leap forward in making complex research findings more accessible.

Dr Marc Baaden

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This page is a summary of: UnityMol prototype for FAIR sharing of molecular-visualization experiences: from pictures in the cloud to collaborative virtual reality exploration in immersive 3D environments, Acta Crystallographica Section D Structural Biology, May 2021, International Union of Crystallography,
DOI: 10.1107/s2059798321002941.
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