FAIR Training Material by Design

September 18 September 19
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Uppsala, 75237 Sweden
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FAIR Training Material by Design

September 18, 2024 @ 08:00 September 19, 2024 @ 17:00 CEST

This course is composed of 7 sessions, based on the FAIR training handbook and 10 simple rules to make material FAIR publication. All sessions are structured in a way that complement each other aiming to introduce participants with a theoretical & hands-on approach of how to create FAIR material by design.


Please see the course website, which will be updated regularly, for more information: 
Sessions to be covered over the 2 days (Note: sessions and content might be slightly changed)

Session 0 – what is Open and FAIR
Session 1 – Syllabus and documentation
Session 2 – Training material formats and interoperability
Session 3 – Illustrations, aesthetics and acknowledgements
Session 4 – Making e-learning FAIR, challenges and possibilities
Session 5 – Releases and use of unique identifiers
Session 6 – Course metadata, standardisation and structure

Topics covered will include:

  • FAIR vs OPEN training material
  • Training material documentation and reproducibility 
  • (ontology, Learning Outcomes,etc)
  • Illustrations, keeping it FAIR
  • E-learning and videos, challenges and solutions to keep it FAIR
  • Unique identifiers and version control

Activities are thought to increase the technical skills and critical thinking during the development of a new training course. From A to Z participants are going to be challenged to work in a group to build a FAIR lesson on a topic to be presented at the end of the course. The topic will be disclaimed during the sessions, come inspired!

Important Dates

Application open: 11-April-2024
Application closes: 23-August-2024

Confirmation to applicants 30-August-2024

The course is highly interactive and hence it is important that you, as a participant, actively contribute to all sessions and elements of the course. 

Participants need to bring a laptop.
There are no fees for this course.

All are welcome! Particularly interesting for trainers and instructors that design-develop-deliver short-format training.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • create FAIR and open training material from the start
  • apply FAIR principles to all elements of training material
  • use AI tools in content creation of FAIR training material


The following is a list of skills required for being able to follow the course and complete the exercises:

  1. Be familiar with GitHub 
    If not, we advise you to have a look at the GitHub Skills pages and/or Github courses in Glittr.org in order to acquire the following:
    • Basic knowledge: To be able to make commits, create branches and issues, make pull requests.
  2. Desirable, but not essential skills increasing the output of the course include:
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Last updated: 2024-04-11

Content Responsible: Kristen Schroeder(kristen.schroeder@scilifelab.se)