Assessing national current FAIR-enabling capabilities

Assessing National FAIR

Online, 14 May 2024

The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is a group of organisations committed to research assessment practices. CoARA focuses on activities and practices that can improve the quality and impact of research. The assessment process is primarily based on qualitative judgment, with peer review playing a central role.

This two-hour workshop will focus on research assessment to help the selected candidates draft their FAIR implementation action plan by considering the research assessment aspect.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

French Data Management Clusters

French Data Managment Clusters

Online, 4 April 2024

The workshop aims to showcase the French Data Management Clusters, highlighting their commitment to supporting research teams and delivering initial expertise in systematically managing research data. The focus will be on the Recherche Data Gouv (RDG) platform, specifically designed to help research teams organise their data effectively, in compliance with the principles of being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The platform has been developed by the French Ministry of Research, 

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

FAIR-IMPACT Community Event

Online, 16 January 2024

The FAIR-IMPACT project is organising an online session open to the global community of researchers, innovators and stakeholders interested in the FAIRness of data and services. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about the activities and results of FAIR-IMPACT, hear about the experiences and challenges of the teams receiving personalised support through our open calls, and participate in stimulating discussions on specific issues related to the project’s core themes.

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with a network of experts and contribute to the future of FAIRness! To learn more about this event, please visit this page.

Community Engagement: why it is key for Open Science and how to unleash it

Online, 23 November 2023.

Registration for the workshop is free but mandatory.

Transitioning to Open Science is complex. Studies have identified Community Engagement as one of the most effective strategies to encourage large-scale behavioural changes. However, in the context of Open Science, Community Engagement is often ignored or underestimated.

This workshop will explore the concept of Community Engagement and how it can effectively support the transition to Open Science. The focus will be on the International Network of Open Science and Scholarship Communities (INOSC), a vibrant network of 32 local hubs across 16 countries, comprising a community of over 2300 dedicated researchers committed to advancing Open Science. 

In the workshop, participants will learn about Community Engagement principles and their practical implementation in INOSC. Discussions will focus on adapting these principles to diverse contexts. Attendees will gain insights into effective techniques for their research communities. Join this exploration of Community Engagement’s power in fostering Open Science initiatives and gain practical tools to drive positive change.

To register for this workshop, please visit this page.

Documenting mapping community practices

Online, 24 November 2023.

Semantic artefacts such as ontologies, taxonomies, and metadata schema are essential for achieving data interoperability and implementing FAIR principles. However, interconnecting them becomes challenging due to their increasing number and varied uses. Ontology matching or alignment can help address this issue. To ensure the availability of mappings in relevant repositories, FAIR-IMPACT is organising a series of workshops to discuss issues around mappings and crosswalks and how they can become shareable and reusable.

In the first workshop of the series, ‘Why Mappings Matter and How to Make Them FAIR?’, participants will discover the techniques for mapping and how they could benefit more by making them FAIR. The discussion included methodologies, formats, tools, FAIR mapping requirements, and examples.

To register, visit this page.

EOSC Compliant PID Implementations – Practical Guidelines for Implementing Best Practices

Online, 21 November 2023.

The workshop aims to showcase tangible tools, policies, and advancements related to PIDs (Persistent Identifiers). The overview of PIDs within the EOSC framework will cover the PID policy, PID-related projects, and recent developments. During the workshop, the Compliance Assessment Toolkit (CAT) will be introduced, which aims to document, track, and query compliance with the EOSC PID policy and other criteria such as TRUST, FAIR principles, Reproducibility, GDPR, and Licenses.

The workshop will also demonstrate a series of research lifecycle workflows that show how PIDs can be integrated into these workflows. These workflows identify specific points where particular PIDs can enhance the FAIRness, credibility, and openness of research outputs. The workflows can also serve as guidance tools for creating more effective data management plans and drafting more explicit institutional policies.

An open forum will be held to discuss the current challenges hindering the adoption of PID solutions compliant with the EOSC PID policy, as well as potential solutions to address these issues. 

For more information and to register for this workshop, visit this page.

EMBRC FAIR Training Course

Oostende and online, 23-25 January 2024.

This hands-on course is specifically designed for marine biologists to teach them how to make their data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). By adhering to FAIR principles, marine biologists can ensure that their data is easy to discover and use, extending its popularity and longevity far beyond their expectations. The course spans three days and covers the core concepts of FAIR data, helping participants understand what it entails and how to achieve it. Through a combination of lectures and interactive sessions, marine biologists will learn how to make their diverse data types FAIR.

The course is open to both on-site and remote participants. Days 1 and 2 will feature a blend of lectures and practical exercises designed for on-site and online attendees. On the third day, an exclusive “Data FAIRness clinic” will be held for on-site participants, allowing them to apply FAIR principles to their datasets. All course materials will be available online, providing open access for future trainers to reference in their contexts.

This course is ideal for marine biologists, PhD students, aspiring data managers, and laboratory technicians, anyone experienced in data collection and management. Participants will learn to make their research data FAIR, maximizing its impact on the scientific community.

To register, please visit this page.

CODATA Vocabulary Symposium 2023

Acton and online, Australia, 14-15 November 2023.

This two-day hybrid event aims to bring together professionals from diverse domains, including research, government, and industry, to promote various approaches to utilising, developing, publishing, and sustaining vocabularies.

The Symposium will delve into global and Australian initiatives, showcasing the impact and value of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) vocabularies, emphasising their role in maximising the reusability of data within and across different domains.

This event is open for participation to anyone interested in vocabulary, including informatics professionals, researchers, data managers, infrastructure providers, vocabulary publishers, librarians, and policy developers across the research, government, and industry sectors. For more information, please visit this page.

Destination Earth (DestinE) User eXchange

Bonn, Germany, 13-14 November 2023.

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have jointly organised an event to encourage meaningful interactions with DestinE stakeholders. DestinE is a global initiative that aims to create a precise digital model of Earth to examine the interplay between natural phenomena and human activities. The initiative stresses the importance of extensive stakeholder involvement for its success. It aligns with the European Commission’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy, contributing significantly to the twin transition goals of green and digital.

The conference will discuss the BioDT project, which is pivotal in the event’s discussions. One of the key themes explored at the conference is Digital Twin co-development and its applications in renewable energy, hydrology, air quality, and related impact studies.

The conference will also highlight the essential aspect of integrating with other Digital Twins, acknowledging the diverse services landscape facilitating interaction with the Destination Earth system and its components.

For more information about the event, please visit this page.

Mastering Data Citation: Insights from GBIF

Online, 6 November 2023.

This is a series of webinars. If you want to learn more, you can check out the second webinar here.

Acknowledging and citing data is a crucial practice that enhances transparency, credibility, and collaboration in biodiversity research. It recognises the hard work of data collectors and curators while facilitating the sharing and integration of essential biodiversity datasets. In partnership with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), this BioDT webinar is scheduled for November 6 to highlight the vital aspects of recognising and crediting such datasets.

The webinar will offer best practices for standardised citation of datasets, ensuring proper acknowledgement of creators and sources. This webinar is a valuable resource for researchers, data scientists, conservationists, students, and anyone interested in biodiversity research and data management. It promises to make data more accessible and reusable, providing insights and resources that can benefit seasoned experts and field newcomers.

Visit this page to register.

Agenda

  • 15:00 – 15:10 – A general introduction of the BioDT project – Hanna Koivula (CSC)
  • 15:10 – 15:35 – Data citation: the GBIF way – Daniel Noesgaard (GBIF)
  • 15:35 – 16:00 – Q&A