The NFDI Physical Sciences Joint Colloquium on
FAIR data: no longer optional, but it takes a village!
with Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Oxford e-Research Centre
will take place on January 9, 2023 online.
This event is hosted by NFDI4Chem.
The FAIR Principles, we have co-authored, have propelled the global debate in all disciplines on the importance of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable data, by humans and machines, and the need for better research data management, transparent and reproducible data worldwide. FAIR has united stakeholders world-wide behind a common concept: good data management under common standards. FAIR is a fundamental enabler for digital transformation in the public and in the private sectors. It is no longer optional. However, the FAIR Principles are aspirational, and putting FAIR into practice is work in progress; it “takes a village”!
Starting with a brief history of the Principles, Susanna will paint the landscape of key initiatives and community activities for FAIR data, including resources like FAIRsharing (https://fairsharing.org/) for standards, databases and policies, tools like ISA (https://isa-tools.org) for describing the experimental details, and educational resources such as the FAIR Cookbook (https://faircookbook.elixir-europe.org) with best practices for research data management and hands-on recipes to make and keep data FAIR.