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The MagLab's FAIR and Open Science events include talks from FAIR Data experts across scientific fields and best practices for ensuring scientific data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable to advance far-reaching goals and build a more equitable STEM ecosystem.

Upcoming Events

Date: October 26, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Speaker: Gretchen Gueguen, Center for Open Science

Title: Open Science Framework workshop

Host: David Butcher, National MagLab; MagLab Center for FAIR and Open Science

Location: Zoom;

Abstract: The importance of openness and reproducibility in science has greatly increased in recent years. Many funders and publishers now require - or will soon require - the open availability of research data and other research products. Open Science Framework (OSF) is an online platform that facilitates collaboration and helps you to make your research FAIR and open, allowing you to meet these requirements. Use of OSF is free to all researchers, and MagLab faculty and staff can take advantage of additional features thanks to our institutional membership. Join us for a workshop hosted by the Center for Open Science to learn how to use OSF to meet data sharing requirements and improve the openness, transparency, and reproducibility of your research.

Past Events

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.

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

Workshop Organizing Committee:


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


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 - Talk

David Butcher, National MagLab
10:20 AM

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

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 - Talk

David Elbert, PARADIM MIP
12:05 PM

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

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 - Abstract | Talk 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 - Talk Rosalie Rossi (Texas A&M University): GRIIDC: Building a FAIR Multidisciplinary Data Repository out of an Environmental Disaster - Abstract
3:00 PM Break  Break
3:15 PM Fedor Balakirev (PFF LANL): OSF Tool Integrations - Abstract | Talk Maryann Martone (University of California): Everyone wants to be FAIR; but how? - Abstract | Talk
3:45 PM Brian Maranville (NIST): FAIR data at the NIST Center for Neutron Research - Abstract | Talk Damien Jeannerat ( 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

Last modified on 12 October 2023