FAIR assessment framework webinar
29 January 2021


For providers of data services across the full range of scientific disciplines, this webinar will present a first version of an assessment framework under development by FAIRsFAIR.

The framework is fully described in the recently published Report on Basic Framework on FAIRnesss of Services and aims to assist providers to ensure their data services are ‘FAIR enabling’. This is because realising the full potential of a FAIR ecosystem in which research outputs can be easily shared and optimally reused, requires looking beyond the FAIRification of data and other digital objects to consider the infrastructure and services that act on those objects.

Webinar participants will be guided through the key elements of the assessment framework - both technical and social - and the most important recommendations to data services providers for achieving incremental improvements.


15:00 - 15:10 Welcome & introduction
15:10 - 15:25 FAIR Assessment Framework: Methodology & findings
15:25 - 15:35 Framework Basics
15:35 - 15:40 Q&A
15:40 -15:55 Your feedback (interactive)
15:55 - 16:00 Wrap up



Hylke Koers - SURF

Dr Hylke Koers heads up the SURF Data Management Services group, which develops and operates services to help research institutes manage their research data in a robust, safe, easy and cost-effective way. Hylke joined SURF in 2018, prior to which he was a Product Director at Elsevier, working on innovations to the scholarly article such as interactive plots and the Virtual Microscope. He co-founded the ICSU-WDS/RDA Working Group that created the Scholix framework, an emerging industry standard for linking research data and  literature. He currently leads FAIRsFAIR task 2.4 on ‘FAIRness’ of data services & software, and contributes to the EOSC architecture WG and EOSC-hub WP12. Hylke holds a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam.


Patricia Herterich - University of Edinburgh

Patricia joined the DCC as a Research Data Specialist in September 2019. She manages the DMPonline service and contributes to FAIRsFAIR work on among others the FAIRness of data services and software and FAIR Certification. Before moving to the UK, she has worked as a data librarian at CERN’s Scientific Information Service working closely with software developers to deliver data and code sharing solutions. In 2016, she joined the University of Birmingham as Research Repository Advisor, providing training and advice on research data management and managing the University’s institutional repositories. Patricia is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow 2019 and an Open Life Science programme mentor for cohorts 1 and 2.




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