Save the date! On June 21st-23rd, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office will be organizing a virtual FAIR Festival! Throughout the three days, we will celebrate the FAIR shift in research data management, and explore, discuss, and share FAIR experiences and strategies.
On June 16, 2021, the GO FAIR US Team hosted a webinar on FAIR Workflows at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST / 7 pm UTC.
The Hogeschool Leiden — a GO FAIR International Partner — is launching its next round of FAIR-related courses for 2021!
Join your colleagues for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Virtual Plenary 17 event, happening 20-23 April, 2021. RDA’s plenary meetings provide an opportunity for members from 145 countries to gather and address global challenges and broker solutions that work within different contexts. The plenaries allow participants to engage with the international community, connect online and collaborate with colleagues globally, and remotely attend an event, minimizing time investment and eliminating travel costs.
Plenary 17 in Edinburgh will focus on the themes of global challenges, global mechanisms for data reuse, sustainable solutions with benefits for all, and global cooperation to realise these ends.
The event includes keynote presentations, 90+ breakout sessions, panel discussions, poster and networking sessions and Scottish-themed social activities!
Details about the event can be found here with links to all things P17!
On April 1st, 2021, the GO FAIR US Team will be hosting our FAIR on the Ground Webinar at 9 am PST/12 pm EST/5 pm UTC. Dr. Amanda Charbonneau, Project Manager for the Common Fund Data Ecosystem at UC Davis will be giving a talk titled “Operationalizing FAIR at the Common Fund”, and Dr. Laura Biven, Data Science Technical Lead at the Office of Data Science Strategy at NIH, will be giving a talk titled “Toward a Modern and FAIR Biomedical Data Ecosystem”. Both will address current FAIR efforts in their respective organizations, and fundamental challenges for FAIR implementation.
Join the GO FAIR US team on Thursday February 18th at 12 pm PST/ 3 pm EST for an interactive webinar where you can share your FAIR-related WIPs (Work in Progress) or CHIPs (Challenges in Progress) and receive feedback from community members. This webinar is structured to map the landscape of current work and challenges within the FAIR community. If you would like to present your current work, you can sign up to present through this Jam Board link.
On January 14th, 2021 (12-1PM Eastern Time / 9-10AM Pacific Time / 5PM UTC), GO FAIR US will be hosting the next in our webinar series with invited speaker, Dr. Anna-Lena Lamprecht from Utrecht University, who will be discussing how FAIR Principles can be applied to research software. Making data and digital research objects findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable is at the core of the FAIR initiative; however, can FAIR principles be applied to other data domains, such as research software? During this webinar, Dr. Lamprecht will investigate the applicability of FAIR principles to research software and what can be done to make software FAIR(er). By evaluating many of the international community initiatives that are working towards creating, developing, and standardizing FAIR principles for research software, Dr. Lamprecht hopes to foster a deeper understanding of the versatility and interdisciplinary nature of the FAIR principles. In addition, she will provide ways in which you can gain a better understanding of how and when to FAIRify research software.
The December webinar, “Advancing FAIR: Connecting Stakeholders, Communities, and Resources,” serves as a general introduction to the GO FAIR. We cover four topics: Contexts for considering the FAIR Principles, the GO FAIR initiative, the GO FAIR US office and activities, and an introduction to emerging technologies and resources for “going FAIR.”
Save the date! On October 15 9:00-10:00 PT (check your timezone) GO FAIR US will kick off a webinar series on FAIR. The initial webinar will introduce the GO FAIR initiative, and provide a FAIR basics overview: what are the FAIR Data Principles, how you can apply them (or not) and what you can do to FAIRify your data that causes the least amount of pain but has the most effect. In addition, we will announce upcoming events in the GO FAIR webinar series.
Join us on 2020 August 27-28, for the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) lesson global sprint. The sprint is being organised through CarpentryCon @ Home with partners from around the world (see lesson sprint Etherpad).
The FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute or FSCI is a summer school that helps researchers, students, administrators, funders, librarians, publishers, and other informational professionals learn about new approaches to communicating research in a collaborative environment. The institute has moved online for 2020 and will run from August 3 - 13. A number of FAIR-related events are scheduled, listed below:
In the research community, we hear more and more about the FAIR Data Principles but what do they mean?