FAIRPoints-FAIR & Open Research 4Beginners

September 30, 2022, 16:00 – 18:00
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SciLifeLab Data Centre


Online event via Zoom

FAIRPoints-FAIR & Open Research 4Beginners

Location: Online via Zoom

September 30 @ 16:00 18:00 CEST

Future generations of scientists will benefit from early introduction of Open and FAIR principles. By providing a general understanding of sound, open, transparent, and reproducible research principles and inspiring students we will gain a positive and real change in the academic culture ultimately leading to better research.

Introducing these concepts to the public can also help demystify the research process, allay public fears about data misuse through inappropriate sharing, and educate and inform the public about what it really means to work Openly and Reproducibly.

It can also be used to persuade the public to support ongoing efforts for Open and FAIR research in order to get the most out of taxpayer funds and garner more interest in participation in citizen science projects.

What we want to do

We call for the inclusion of Open and FAIR principles at earlier time points e.g. in the school curriculum to young adults at school and undergraduate students. Together with Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea community we would like to develop training materials for that purpose.

The training material should encourage students to reflect on more general values such as transparency and openness in research,  and motivate them to conduct methodologically sound research avoiding pitfalls associated with a lack of transparency and reproducibility.

This is a community led effort towards developing training material which is supported by the offer of a mentorship program provided by Open Life Science (OLS) to encourage individuals who might be interested in learning how to apply open principles in their work and in taking a leading role.

How to get involved

This is a first of a series of events designed to bring the community together to co-create material needed in different formats, e.g. training slides, guidebooks, video/animations, infographics etc…

We will facilitate the interactions via a series of community check-ins occurring between 4 to 6 weeks intervals, we also offer biweekly co-working sessions and communications via slack for those who would like to stay in touch while working asynchronously.

We welcome all sorts of contributions e.g. input and suggestions, reviewing, spreading the word and advertising, copy editing, art work! You name it!!

Join us at the kick-off to learn more about our plans and how you can contribute.

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About FAIRPoints

FAIRPoints is an event series highlighting pragmatic measures developed by the community towards the implementation of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles, in collaboration with GoFAIR USSDSCAGU, and SciLifeLab Data Centre.

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Last updated: 2022-09-12

Content Responsible: Sara El-Gebali(sara.elgebali@scilifelab.uu.se)