ExPaNDS FAIR workshops – 1st & 2nd October 2020

FAIR for facilities

This first online workshop in a series of two aimed at instrument scientists and other facility staff provides an overview of FAIR – data that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. We consider key questions related to the data facilities produce: What is FAIR? What’s the difference between FAIR and Open? What are the benefits of FAIR for the photon and neutron community? How do I start to make data FAIR? Examples from a range of facilities connect the concept of FAIR to practice, highlighting the vital role facilities play in supporting FAIR for photon and neutron research.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and workshop agenda
    • Presented by Mark Heron
  • What is FAIR? Open versus FAIR – what’s the difference?
    • Presented by FAIRsFAIR – Elizabeth Newbold
  • Relevance and benefits for PaN community?
    • Presented by Daniel Salvat
  • DOIs for data, data citation, and the value of linking, e.g. data to data, data to publications
    • Facilitated by Abigail McBirnie and three examples presented by:
    • ESRF – Jean-Francois Perrin
    • Diamond – Frank von Delft / Graeme Winter
    • DESY – Martin Köhler
  • Q&A session
    • Facilitated by Brian Matthews
  • Workshop wrap up and close
    • Presented by Brian Matthews

Target audience: Instrument scientists and other facility staff
Date: 1st October 2020
Time: 11:00-12:30 CEST/10:00-11:30 BST


The Fair Experiment

This second online workshop in a series of two aimed at instrument scientists and other facility staff explores the FAIR experiment. What are the implications of FAIR for data management before, during, and after the experiment? When, where and how during the lifecycle of an experiment do we collect the metadata we need to document data and make them FAIR? What is active data management planning? How does it benefit both facilities and users and how does it help to make data FAIR?

Agenda:

  • Welcome and workshop agenda
    • Presented by Daniel Salvat
  • How FAIR impacts data management policies – what’s changed?
    • Presented by Brian Matthews
  • Experimental lifecycle and how this relates to FAIR data
    • Presented by Alejandra Gonzalez Beltran
  • Active data management planning – what this means for the facility and the user
    • Presented by Jon Taylor
  • Q&A session
    • Facilitated by Daniel Salvat
  • Workshop wrap up and close
    • Presented by Daniel Salvat

Target audience: Instrument scientists and other facility staff
Date: 2nd October 2020
Time: 11:00-12:30 CEST/10:00-11:30 BST