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Tuesday, July 27 • 8:00am - 9:00am
T16- Data Utopia: Building a FAIRer Future in Research Data Management

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Are you providing a research data management (RDM) service or services? Do you think RDM would benefit from more Open and FAIR Data? But do you feel like you are constantly reacting to the needs or researchers, the growing variety of software and tools, and the shifting policy landscape, but you are never able to stop and think about strategy? Well this is the workshop for you!

These hands-on virtual sessions will allow those who are RDM service providers – librarians, IT managers, data protection officers, project officers and managers, trainers, research administrators – to have a rare opportunity to really look at the big picture of RDM strategy and progress. The immense added benefit is that they can do so alongside other RDM service providers, thus revealing common challenges, recurring themes, shared goals, and cross-cutting solutions which all can take away and implement.

In this course we will use an adapted version of the Future Search workshop concept to explore three key areas: challenges, future vision, and implementing solutions. In the first session we will identify challenges in RDM service provision and then look together at the common themes that emerge. In the second session we will be really creative and imagine a utopian future where RDM in universities and research institutes is perfect and FAIR! In the third session we will look at how we can move towards that perfect world today, how we can overcome the challenges, and what practical ideas have worked so far.

Taken together these three sessions will allow a space for RDM service providers to really reflect on the current issues they collectively face, and how the principles of Open Research and the guidelines of FAIR data can be included in strategy management going forward.

Tuesday, July. 27
8-9AM: First session
10-11PM: REPEAT First session
Thursday, July. 29
8-9AM: Second session
10-11PM: REPEAT Second session
Tuesday, Aug. 3
8-9AM: Third session
10-11PM: REPEAT Third session

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Emma Harris

HEI Initiative Manager
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Katarzyna Biernacka

Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Tuesday July 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
T16 Classroom