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Connect and Inspire: From F and A to I and R: how to implement research funders’ requirements

donderdag 15 april 2021
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From F and A to I and R: how to implement research funders’ requirements

De voertaal van het Data Management Network is Engels. 

Leiden researchers will increasingly see demands from funders to make their data FAIR. Uploading datasets to a repository, perhaps with open access conditions, usually fulfils the findable and accessible requirements, but making them interoperable and reusable is a much greater challenge.

By hearing about new initiatives in which Leiden could be more actively involved, we aim to stimulate discussion and inspire you to think about what we can do next at Leiden University to develop our understanding of what’s possible, and to improve the FAIRness of researchers’ datasets.

Margreet Bloemers, ZonMw, will tell why FAIR data is important to funders, and how ZonMw works with GOFAIR VODAN, DTL and Health-RI to develop machine readable metadata (M4M) templates for the ZonMw COVID-19 research programme and a national health data portal at Health-RI. Margreet will also show how data stewards and COVID-19 researchers received a specific training programme, enabling them to collaborate with the M4M experts to develop and apply the M4M templates.

Kristina Hettne and Joanne Yeomans will explain how the Leiden University Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship has been involved through the GOFAIR VODAN, Virus Outbreak Data Network, in condensing FAIR activities around the three-point FAIRification Framework and suggest ways in which we could pilot new activities at Leiden.

Mirjam van Reisen, Professor of FAIR Data Science, LUMC, will introduce how FAIR data is deployed in the LUMC and in health facilities on other continents, including Africa. The data is owned in the clinics and the machine-readable data can be visited by algorithms. The FAIR data include both clinical patient data and research data. The research is part of the COVID-related Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) Africa & Asia project and was recognized in UNESCO’s Engineering for Sustainable Development report published in March this year:

We will balance these three presentations with discussion among Network members about how we can work towards better implementation of research funders’ requirements with regards FAIR data at Leiden.

This event is part of the “Connect and …” series of meetings arranged by, and for, the Leiden University Data Management Network.

The meetings take around the middle of the month, every month, at different days and times, so as to maximize access according to people’s different working hours. Topics and speakers are proposed by members of the Network.

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