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GO CHANGE Workshop

  • 19 June 2019
  • Location: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Frankfurt

Within organizations large and small, public and private, there is growing commitment to implement the FAIR principles. To be effective, FAIR approaches need prioritization, mandates and support and acknowledgment of the work, time, and effort invested in it.

The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office invites professionals from universities, RDM competence centers, and research institutions to come together for a workshop on June 19, 2019, at the German National Library in Frankfurt (Main). During the workshop we will deliberate on how exactly a paradigm shift towards a new FAIR academic culture can be put into practice by collectively tackling questions such as:

  • How to effectively implement an Open Science or FAIR data policy?
  • Through which formats can the scientific community be successfully engaged?
  • What would it take to make it mandatory for researchers to share research data from publicly funded projects?

The objective of the workshop is to bring together people with an interest in establishing a FAIR academic culture in research institutions and communities (e.g. members of RDM competence centers, science managers, or research community representatives) who are looking for an opportunity to exchange with like-minded colleagues. The workshop encourages networking on practical approaches, and aims at two targeted outcomes:
– Framing implementation strategies that make Open and FAIR RDM practically and realistically doable.
– Building awareness of, and linking where possible, the many parallel efforts among RDM centers now underway at universities and other research institutions.


 8:00 – 9:00 Registration
 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome address and Introduction: The GO FAIR Initiative
 Ines Drefs, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office Hamburg, Germany
 9:30 – 10:00 Coffee break
 10:00 – 11:30 Ignition Talks
 Heidi Laine, CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland
 Anita Eerland & Loek Brinkman, Open Science Community Utrecht, The Netherlands
 Erik Schultes, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office Leiden, The Netherlands
 11:30 – 12:00 Preparations for working group sessions
 Catharina Wasner, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office Hamburg, Germany
 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
 13:00 – 15:00 Working group sessions
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
 15:30 – 16:00 Report out: Linking efforts
 16:00 – 16:45 Discussion: Founding an Implementation Network “RDM Competence Centers”
 Monika Linne, Cologne Competence Center for Research Data Management (C3RDM)
16:45 – 17:00 Round-up and good-bye
 Ines Drefs, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office Hamburg, Germany


Please note that this workshop is fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send us an email at go-fair@zbw.eu. We will contact you immediately as soon as a place becomes available. Thank you for your understanding!