Training the next generation of enablers of the Internet of FAIR Data & Services

Training for FAIR Data Program Managers, Data Stewards, Operators and Engineers

FAIR Awareness training

Overview - FAIR Data aims at improving Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reuse of data. Due to the increase of volume and complexity of data, researchers increasingly rely on automated support in order to be able to integrate and analyse these data in order to answer research questions. The realisation of FAIR data requires all levels of an organisation to work together from a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities of FAIR. This 1-day introductory course provides an 360 degree overview of all the key aspects that are relevant for anyone involved in the realisation of FAIR data.

  • What are the issues with data; why do we need FAIR data?
  • What are the FAIR principles and why are they important?
  • How does FAIR data impact my day-to-day activities?
  • What are Data Stewards and what is their role?
  • How can FAIR data be realised in your context?
  • What are the benefits of FAIR data for you?

Who should attend - Anyone interested in FAIR data. Attending this one day event will provide a common background to all layers of an organisation involved in creating, managing and leveraging FAIR data.

Duration - 1 day course which starts at 10:00 to accommodate traveling attendees. The sessions contain regular breaks for coffee and networking.

Detailed Course Schedule

09:00-10:00 - Registration & Coffee

10:00-11:00 - GO FAIR: an introduction

  • Introduction and purpose of the course
  • The need for FAIR data
  • The history of the FAIR initiative
  • The internet of FAIR Data and Services

11:00-12:30 - An introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship

  • What is FAIR Data Stewardship
  • The purpose and goals
  • The FAIR Principles and Metrics


13:30-15:00 -FAIR Data Stewardship: a new profession

  • The need for high quality FAIR services
  • Elements of a FAIR Data Stewardship Department
  • Roles in a FAIR Data Stewardship Department
  • A FAIR Readiness Implementation Program

Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 - Practicing FAIR Data

  • The FAIR Principles explained
  • The FAIR Metrics applied
  • The FAIR Community Challenges discussed
  • Resources for FAIR Data Steward

17:00-17:30 - Close

Contact Us

Contact us for more details or upcoming events. Private training sessions can be arranged for groups of 10 or more attendees.

Main Venue
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden
The Netherlands

Other European and US venues are also available.