2021 FAIR Data User Workshop

This virtual 2021 User Workshop on October 12, 2021 featured talks from FAIR Data experts across scientific fields. Speakers shared their best practices for ensuring scientific data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable to advance far-reaching goals and build a more equitable STEM ecosystem.

  • Overview

    Over the last few years, researchers, institutions and funding organizations have begun to embrace the value of ensuring that data is FAIR – findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable - by adhering to a set of guidelines called the FAIR principles. Among these benefits are:

    • Enabling and enhancing reuse of data by humans and machines1
    • Allowing broader access to publication, data, and other research materials and broader circulation of scientific knowledge2
    • Greater return on investments in research data 1,2
    • Increased opportunities for replication and expansion of scientific findings1

    Given these benefits, it’s clear that the FAIR principles are set to cause a seismic shift in the way scientists collect, organize, and share their data in the coming years.

    To help our users stay ahead of the curve, the MagLab is hosting a virtual user workshop focusing on the FAIR principles and featuring talks from FAIR data experts drawn from the various domains of research conducted at the MagLab. It will be a unique opportunity for MagLab users around the world to learn about the lab's efforts to implement the FAIR principles, provide feedback to guide the lab's implementation, and interface directly with FAIR data experts. We hope to see you there!

    1. NSF 19-069 Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data
    2. Turning FAIR into reality - 2018 Report and Action Plan from the European Commission Expert Group on FAIR Data

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  • Agenda

    Tuesday, October 12

    NOTE: All times are ET in the USA.

    Time Topic Presenter/Session Chair/ Reporter
    9:30 AM Practice Session for Speakers  
    10:00 AM


    Greg Boebinger, National MagLab
    10:05 AM

    Building a more FAIR MagLab - pdfTalk

    David Butcher, National MagLab
    10:20 AM

    1. Plenary Talk: Data and Software: Important Building Blocks of Research - pdfTalk

    Shelley Stall, Advancing Earth and Space Science
    11:05 AM Break  
    11:20 AM

    2. Plenary Talk: Getting to the Future Faster: the FAIR Trade - pdfTalk

    David Elbert, PARADIM MIP
    12:05 PM

    3. Plenary Talk: Enabling Registration, Identification, Integration, and Replication on OSF - pdfTalk

    Eric Olson, Center for Open Science
    12:40 PM

    Unstructured Discussion

    Chaired by Lissa Anderson, National MagLab
    1:15 PM


    Two Parallel Breakout Sessions
      A. Condensed Matter Science Related Session - Scott Hannahs (Session Chair), Ryan Baumbach (Scribe) B. Chem Bio Related Session - Lissa Anderson/ David Butcher (Session Chair), Lissa Anderson (Scribe)
    1:30 PM Practice Session for Speakers Practice Session for Speakers
    2:00 PM Nat Fortune (Smith College): Fear and Loathing on the FAIR Data Trail: Ideas on How to Get from Self Burden to Self-Benefit - pdfAbstract | pdfTalk Kerstin Lehnert (The Earth Institute): OneGeochemistry, converging on metadatastandards in geochem community
    2:30 PM Prof. Vincent Crespi (Pennsylvania State University): FAIR Data Plans and Practices at the Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium - pdfTalk Rosalie Rossi (Texas A&M University): GRIIDC: Building a FAIR Multidisciplinary Data Repository out of an Environmental Disaster - pdfAbstract
    3:00 PM Break  Break
    3:15 PM Fedor Balakirev (PFF LANL): OSF Tool Integrations - pdfAbstract | pdfTalk Maryann Martone (University of California): Everyone wants to be FAIR; but how? - pdfAbstract | pdfTalk
    3:45 PM Brian Maranville (NIST): FAIR data at the NIST Center for Neutron Research - pdfAbstract | pdfTalk Damien Jeannerat (NMRprocess.ch): Development of a standard for FAIR data management of spectroscopic data
    4:15 PM Panel discussion Panel discussion
    4:45 PM Joint Closing Remarks and Discussion - facilitated by two scribes
    5:00 PM Adjourn
  • Speakers

    Plenary Session Speakers

    Shelley Stall

    Shelley Stall
    AGU Senior Director of Data Leadership at Advancing Earth and Space Science

    David Elbert

    David Elbert
    Chief Data Officer at PARADIM MIP

    Eric Olson

    Eric Olson
    Instructional Product Owner at Center for Open Science

    Breakout Session Speakers

    FAIR Data in Condensed Matter Science Session

    Nat Fortune

    Nat Fortune
    Smith College

    Fedor Balakirev

    Fedor Balakirev
    Staff Member at MagLab Pulsed Field Facility

    Vincent H. Crespi

    Vincent H. Crespi
    Pennsylvania State University

    FAIR Data in Chem/Bio Session

    Kerstin Lehnert

    Kerstin Lehnert
    Doherty Senior Research Scientist at The Earth Institute

    Rosalie Rossi

    Rosalie Rossi
    Program Manager at Texas A&M University

    Maryann Martone

    Maryann Martone
    Professor Emeritus, University of California San Diego

    Damien Jeannerat

    Damien Jeannerat

  • Videos

    • David Butcher

      Building a more FAIR MagLab

      Length: 13:29

    • Shelley Stall

      Data and Software: Important Building Blocks of Research

      Length: 49

    • David Elbert

      Getting to the Future Faster: the FAIR Trade

      Length: 47:08

    • Eric Olsen

      Enabling Registration, Identification, Integration, and Replication on OSF

      Length: 31:43

    • Kerstin Lehnert

      One Geochemistry, converging on metadatastandards geochem community

      Length: 24:55

    • Rosalie Rossi

      GRIIDC: Build a FAIR Multidisciplinary Data Repository out of Environmental Disaster

      Length: 25:53

    • Maryann Martone

      Everyone wants to be FAIR; but how?

      Length: 25:14

    • Damien Jeannerat

      Development of a standard for FAIR data mgmt of spectroscopic data

      Length: 27:14

    • Nat Fortune

      Fear & Loathing on the FAIR Data Trail

      Length: 23:22

    • Fedor Balakirev

      OSF Tool Integrations

      Length: 20:52

    • Vincent Crespi

      FAIR Data Plans and Practices at the Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium

      Length: 26:03

    • Brian Maranville

      FAIR data at the NIST Center for Neutron Research

      Length: 19:20

  • Important Dates

    • Online registration now open
    • Zoom links shared with all registered attendees: October 8, 2021
    • Workshop begins: October 12, 2021 at 10:00am ET
    • Workshop ends: October 12, 2021 at 5:00pm ET
  • Registration

    Register Now!

    There is no cost for the virtual 2021 FAIR Data User Workshop this year.

  • Code of Conduct

    The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, diverse, and equitable atmosphere for everyone visiting or using the educational and research facilities. All participants, attendees, vendors, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment. At any time during this meeting, if any concerns or issues arise, please reach out to any of the organizers.

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Last modified on 1 November 2021