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The FAIR Principles lecture - (registration closed)

On the 31st of January, 2022, ELIXIR-Estonia will be holding an online data management course: The FAIR Principles. This lecture will be a short overview about the principles and is part of a bigger data management course package.

In recent years, more attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce. Especially in Europe, but also everywhere else. The main idea is that when researchers use taxpayers' money, the taxpayers themselves should also have access to the results, free of charge. This means that the research should be published in open access journals and data should be made publicly available. 

Good data management may help you with that, at least to make the process easier on the whole. If you think “how to manage your data” at the beginning and during the project and know what you plan to do with it at the end of the project, the process at the end will be easier. However, what is “good data management”, is up to debate. The FAIR Principles concentrates on making your data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, so this is a good start. And let’s be honest, some of these things you are probably already doing. 


In this course, we will be going over all the FAIR Principles and how they are applied in real life. This way, you will already know what to consider, while writing a grant, filling out your data management plan or doing your research. 


Information about the lecture

Date: 31.01.2022 

Language: English

Time: 10:15 - 13:45

Place: Zoom, link will be sent couple of days before the lecture

We ask you to register responsibly. If you can't attend the lecture, please let us know as soon as possible via email ( 

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Registration closes at 23:59 on 24.01.2022 or when the course gets full. A confirmation email wil be sent on the 25th of January, 2022. 

NB! Since this course is popular, we have added another session of the lecture, on 2nd of February, 2022. 

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Learning outcomes: 

  • Understands the importance of a good data management
  • Knows what are the FAIR principles and what they mean
  • Knows how to implement FAIR principles throughout the research project
  • Knows where to get more information about the FAIR Principles