The FAIR Principles Lecture - Autumn 2021

On the 27th of September, 2021 and on 14th of October, 2021, ELIXIR-Estonia will be holding a new 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. The first course, on 27th of September, will be held in Estonian, and the second course, on 14th of October, will be held in English. 


The FAIR Principles Lecture 27th of September, 14:15-17:00 (in ESTONIAN) and 14th of October, 12:15-15:00 (in ENGLISH), Delta #1019

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

Dates: 27.09.2021 in Estonian; 14.10.2021 in English

Time: 14:15 - 17:00 / 12:15 - 15:00

Place: Delta, Narva mnt 18, room 1019


Registration closes at 23:59 on 25.09.2021/12.10.2021 (for the Estonian/English lecture, respectively) or when it gets full.


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


Data management courses held in the future (may be up to change): 

  • OpenRefine (October 2021)
  • Excel - how to make your data reusable (November 2021)
  • Data licensing (2022)
  • How to organise your files BYOD workshop (2022)
  • How to write a good metadata and README file (2022)
  • Personal data in data management (2022)