2 October: Workshop ‘Making Software FAIR’ at DTL Communities@Work

Anna-Lena Lamprecht (Utrecht University) and Carlos Martinez-Ortiz (Netherlands eScience Center) will organise a workshop ‘Making Software FAIR’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands eScience Center is involved as co-organiser.

The FAIR Data Principles recommend that all research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable, for both machines and people (Wilkinson et al., 2016). Recently, the FAIR Metrics Group took on the challenge of designing a framework for evaluating ‘FAIRness’. The Group published ‘exemplar FAIR metrics‘ and challenged communities to evaluate the applicability of the metrics to other domains.

During this workshop, you will see how the metrics can be applied to assess the FAIRness of research software. The work will be done in four breakout groups, each focusing on F, A, I, or R. Afterwards, we will discuss issues, limitations, and challenges in this process and we will propose guidelines for producing FAIR software. The workshop is meant for scientific software developers (research software engineers) and researchers involved in the software development process. Please join us!

DTL Communities@work
On 2 October 2018, DTL will organise its Communities@Work conference in Utrecht. The  conference welcomes all professionals working in the fields of life science and data science to participate and jointly develop life science data solutions. The meeting will feature lectures, interactive workshops, poster presentations, stakeholder and sponsor booths, and it will offer ample network opportunities. All activities are organised in close collaboration with DTL partner communities. Read more and register.


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