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Applying FAIR principles to open science and industry to drive innovation: challenges and opportunities

Organised by OntoCommons

Sept 22, 16.30 - 18.00 CEST

Data managers, applied researchers (e.g., industrial applications) and open science researchers, ontologists/knowledge engineers who are looking for guidance towards making their data FAIR, members of various ontology-based standardisation projects

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and FAIR data
FAIR data policy and practice: from theory to implementation

FAIR principles, FAIRness assessment, FAIR in practice

Learning outcomes of the workshop:

  • FAIR principles
  • FAIRness assessment 
  • Implementation challenges
  • Best practices

FAIR principles provide a unique framework for creating a machine actionable data management environment supporting Open Science and Open data but also data and information exchange within organizations such as industries. In this session, we aim at discussing the theory and practice of implementing FAIR Principles for applied science and industrial research. The workshop is a meeting point for OntoCommons (, an EU Horizon 2020 project that aims to improve the state of the art in ontology data documentation in science and industry, and several key initiatives focusing on FAIR (such as GOFAIR, FAIRsFAIR, FairSharing) and the Open Science community. Through this workshop we aim at gathering inputs and suggestions for implementing FAIR and Open Science/Data from the Open Science community. We will briefly introduce key general projects and initiatives related to FAIR, the ongoing work in OntoCommons and discuss how OntoCommons can leverage their work to support a better integration of FAIR principles into current and forthcoming industrial demonstrators including Open Science demonstrators.


A glimpse to the FAIR initiative/projects landscape

16:30 - 16:40

FAIRsFAIR perspective, Hanna Koivula (CSS) [presentation]

16:40 - 16:55

FAIR in practice: FAIRsharing and the FAIR Cookbook, Allyson Lister (University of Oxford), Anna Assunta Sansone (University of Oxford) [presentation]

OntoCommons and FAIR principles

16:55 - 17:10

Evaluating FAIRness in OntoCommons, Yann Le Franc (e-Science Data Factory), Anna Fensel (University of Innsbruck), Umutcan Simsek (University of Innsbruck) [presentation]

Implementing FAIR: practical examples from the OntoCommons project

17:10 - 17:20

An industrial demonstrator, Sebastian Scholze (ATB), Ana Correia (ATB) [presentation]

17:20 - 17:30

Driving Industrial Innovation with Open Science, Martin Horsch (HLRS) [presentation]

Interactive session: What should we do to foster FAIR implementation and Open Science in industry?

17:30 - 18:00

Moderator: Yann Le Franc  (e-Science Data Factory)


Yann Le Franc
Anna Fensel
Rita Giuffrida
Umutcan Simsek