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Workshop F-02
Wednesday, 19/June/2019:
3:45pm - 5:00pm

Location: Room 103

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ID: 133 / Workshop F-02: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: FAIR principles, open science, micro-learning

Implementing FAIR principles within the Life Sciences – build micro-learning sequences

Mathilde Panes, Eliane Blumer, - Fantin Reichler

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

FAIR principles are the basis of many initiatives regarding research data management and Open Science. FAIR principles are even set as goals to be reached by researchers. In a context of Life Sciences, the question is now, how those FAIR principles can be implemented and explained?

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and to build a micro-learning sequence to help implement FAIR principles in the context of Life Sciences. The workshop will be organised as follows: participants will build a list of common challenges slowing the implementation of FAIR principles in a Life Sciences’ context. The group will then discuss ways of overcoming these challenges (ie : tools, incentives, etc.). After a quick introduction of the micro learning concept as well as the presentation of one example, participants will have time to build their own micro learning sequences addressing the challenges discussed previously. For this, they will work in groups of 2 or 3 people present their sequences quickly in the plenary. After the workshop, sequences will be shared with the whole group.

Learning outcomes : Discuss challenges of implementing FAIR Principles in a Life Sciences’ context; Evaluate ways of overcoming these challenges (ie : tools, incentives, trainings, etc.); Create a micro-learning sequence.

Type of interactivity : Discussion; Group Work; Hands-on with existing tool.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Professionals who need to help with the implementation of FAIR principles within their institution.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Eliane Blumer is Information Specialist educated in Geneva and Olten. She has past experience in various libraries, projects and has given trainings around many information science related topics, such as semantic web, usability testing or research data management. Since 2017, she is working as a Life Sciences Reference Librarian at the EPFL Library where she also coordinates the Research Data Management team. In her spare time, she is part of the Committee of Bibliosuisse, writes for a Fanzine and discovers the world.

Mathilde Panes is an Information Specialist with a Master of Business Administration. She worked at the Medical Library as a system librarian. In 2017, she joined the EPFL Library as a teaching librarian. She is the coordinator of the Library Teaching Team and works closely with the Research Data Team to organize skills development among the EPFL community. Outside the Library, she does improv comedy and participates in various amateur publications.
Panes-Implementing FAIR principles within the Life Sciences – build micro-learning sequences-133_a.pdf

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