You’re invited to participate in one of several focus groups exploring the use of FAIR data principles within UK academic research. ‘FAIR in Practice’ is the Jisc project which explores questions around how data is used in research, and to what extent it is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. If you want any background information about this work, you can find it described in this blog post by Bas Cordewener, project manager for FAIR in practice at Jisc.

We are also holding separate focus groups for…
1) Research support professionals familiar with the “data” aspects of the research lifecycle.
2) Researchers from 4 key discipline areas, with focus groups in London and Newcastle.

Sept 12th London Research Support Professionals
Tickets can be found here.

Sept 13th Researchers Focus Group London
Tickets can be found here.

Sept 26th Researchers Focus Group Newcastle
Tickets can be found here.

Your participation will help to get an overview of the current state of data being FAIR and identifying opportunities to improve. The focus group will allow you to exchange views and expertise on FAIR principles with interested colleagues. Discussions will contribute to a better understanding of the principles and their potential to enhance research in the UK.

Lunch will be provided.

We hope to see you there!