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Skills4EOSC Workshop at the 18th International Digital Curation Conference IDCC24

| Sara Di Giorgio | news

The workshop "FAIR-by-Design: introducing Skills4EOSC and FAIR-IMPACT resources and support" will take place on February 19th from 13:00 to 16:00 GMT as part of the 18th International Digital Curation Conference IDCC24 in Edinburgh, Scotland, between February 19-21, 2024.

This year's main theme for IDCC is "Trust through Transparency" taken from every vantage point of our communities.

The workshop will focus on FAIR and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) upskilling. The Skills4EOSC project has developed a FAIR-by-Design Methodology for Learning Materials aiming to ensure high-quality reusable training from both learners' and trainers’ perspectives. This methodology can be easily adapted for designing FAIR digital objects in general, including data and research software. FAIR-IMPACT has developed Guidelines for recommended metadata standards for research software to ensure it is FAIR and has recently defined a set of 18 metrics to assess the FAIRness of software.

The main goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to the projects’ resources and show how they can be used to create a broad range of FAIR by design outputs. This workshop is expected to be practically useful for participants in increasing their capacity to support the production and reuse of FAIR digital objects. Therefore, it is aimed at any interested stakeholder who would like to become more aware of the FAIR principles in their daily activities by improving the FAIRness of existing digital objects or employing a FAIR-by-Design approach when developing new digital objects.

The workshop will begin with an introduction to the FAIR-by-Design Methodology and the FAIR-IMPACT recommendations and metrics for software, followed by their application. A guided example based on FAIR-enabled software digital objects will be used as an icebreaker. The second part of the workshop will be highly interactive with real-time feedback. Participants will work in small groups to follow the guidelines of the framework and methodology and to explore the specific considerations and steps needed to enable different FAIR aspects for particular classes of digital objects. Groups will focus on educational or training resources, research software, or any other type of digital object they wish to explore.

The objective for the second part is to stimulate outside-the-box thinking among the participants, creating a safe, creative environment in which ideas can flow freely and help improve the work done in both projects. Participants will learn how to implement the FAIR-by-Design methodology and use the available outputs and recommendations from both Skills4EOSC and FAIR-IMPACT in their day-to-day practice for various types of digital objects. They will also have the opportunity to share experiences related to other available tools and methods in the FAIR-IMPACT implementation catalogue, which helps identify the most appropriate tools and solutions for different use cases.

To access the programme and register for free go to the follow link.