Join us on 23 April at 1400 CET for a LIBER Webinar: Turning FAIR Data Into Reality — Progress and Plans from the European Commission FAIR Data Expert Group.
In this webinar, Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA and Chair of the FAIR Data Expert Group, and Sarah Jones, Associate Director at the Digital Curation Centre and Rapporteur, will report on the Group’s progress and the forthcoming report.
The FAIR Data Expert Group was convened in March 2017 with a remit to propose recommendations and indicators on what needs to be done to turn FAIR data into reality. The Group was extended in 2018 to develop the FAIR Data Action Plan. This should guide the implementation of the EOSC but also address broader concerns on an EU, member state and international level. The Group’s Plan should act as a rubric for more context-specific FAIR Data Action Plans to be developed at member state and disciplinary level.
The interim report of the Group is due in June 2018 and will be launched at the EOSC Summit in Brussels. The report addresses the changes needed to research culture, infrastructure, skills, metrics and costs to support the transition to FAIR. Details of the main discussion points in the report and preliminary recommendations will be shared on the webinar.The launch of the interim report on 11th June will be followed by a workshop where stakeholders are invited to reflect on the content of the Action Plan and brainstorm how this could be progressed further in specific national or disciplinary contexts. The consultation period will continue over Summer with the final report being launched at the Austrian Presidency event in November.
The LIBER community is invited to join this webinar to get early insights into the report and reflect on the role of the library community in supporting the adoption of FAIR data practices.
More About This Webinar
This LIBER webinar will feature two speakers:
- Simon Hodson – Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. Simon is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He has contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World.
- Sarah Jones – Sarah Jones is Associate Director at the Digital Curation Centre, a service providing best practice and support on research data management and digital curation. She coordinates work on the DCC’s Data Management Planning tool – DMPonline – and undertakes research on data policy and data management planning. She has written several articles and book chapters on these topics, and co-edited Delivering Research Data Management Services: fundamentals of good practice. Sarah provides advisory services, training and consultancy via the DCC and is involved in the EC-funded FOSTER, OpenAIRE, and RDA4 projects. Her work in a European context focuses primarily on training, data management planning and network building to facilitate open science.
The webinar is organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group