I have compiled some key information from the datasets currently compiled as the BIOFRAG database (status 09/02/2018). This will allow you to do a first simple check whether suitable data are available for whatever project idea you want to test.
Hopefully, the process of identifying suitable datasets, obtaining permits and downloading data will become more sophisticated, once I have moved the actual database from the Imperial College Server to the Newcastle University Server. Until then: please be patient. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the dataset authors for permits and I can send the data across as zipped up excel files. For streamlining, I will likely follow the protocols of GFBI and SAFE (I am a member of both initiatives) from now on: Step 1 – you send me a summary of your idea (you can be as vague as you feel appropriate), Step 2 – I send this out to all BIOFRAG contacts to check whether any of them have objections to the project, Step 3 – I send you the datasets of all dataset authors who do not object within two weeks.