Workshop


Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation. Good practices from universities across Europe

Organised by FAIRsFAIR

Sept 20, 16.30 - 18.00 CEST

RDM and FAIR trainers, research support staff, librarians, Vice-Rectors for Research and European and national policy makers

Training and skills for open science
European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and FAIR data

FAIR data, Open Science, universities, skills training, sustainability, impact

By the end of this workshop participant will:

  • Have learned more on national-driven and institutional initiatives focused on fostering the implementation of Open Science practices.
  • Have a greater understanding and recognition of relevant legal, organisational, and cultural differences between national and regional systems.
  • Have drawn inspiration from good practices across Europe.

Diverse initiatives are being developed and implemented by universities across Europe  to foster the uptake of the research data management (RDM) and FAIR data skills necessary to bring forward the transition to Open Science. Lessons can be learned from bringing together their experience in different legal, organisational and cultural contexts, providing inspiration and points for reflection for other universities transitioning to  Open Science.

The workshop will discuss with participants the analysis of good practices of universities across Europe that are being gathered by the FAIRsFAIR project. Preliminary results from this ongoing study will be presented, highlighting the drivers, impact and implementation steps behind the initiatives taken by institutions to integrate RDM and FAIR data skills in university curricula. The shift towards hybrid models of teaching data-related skills is also addressed in the analysis, showing how the COVID-19 pandemic created not only challenges but also surprising opportunities for the implementation of Open Science practices in universities.

Findings will include information on legal, organisational and cultural differences between regional and national systems in Europe, which will allow to contextualise university initiatives. Comments and feedback from participants beyond Europe will be welcomed and will further improve the cross-border exchange of good practices.

The workshop will be of interest to RDM and FAIR teachers, trainers and practitioners, as well as European and national policy makers. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own institutional experiences in an engaging and interactive way, through breakout rooms and a digital workspace set in Mural.

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of the FAIRsFAIR project
    • Bregt Saenen, FAIRsFAIR and European University Association [presentation]
  • Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation: first findings from the report “Good practices in FAIR competence education”
    • Federica Garbuglia, FAIRsFAIR and European University Association [presentation]
  • FAIRsFAIR Data Steward instructor training series: our approach and some observations
    • Elizabeth Newbold, FAIRsFAIR and Science and Technology Facilities Council [presentation]
  • Supporting the implementation of FAIR data skills in university teaching
    • Joy Davidson, FAIRsFAIR and University of Glasgow, Angus White, FAIRsFAIR and University of Glasgow [presentation]
  • Supporting the implementation of FAIR data skills in university teaching
    • 3 breakout rooms on sharing best practices for universities
  • Wrap up
    • Bregt Saenen, FAIRsFAIR and European University Association

Organisers

Bregt Saenen, European University Association
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Federica Garbuglia, European University Association
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