The yearly All-hands meeting of ELIXIR, the European intergovernmental organization that coordinates and develops life science resources across Europe, is a platform to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas. At this year’s meeting in Berlin, that took place between 4 and 7 June, a small workshop was dedicate to training activities around the use of life sciences data and the associated infrastructure(s), and more explicitly, how to make training material FAIR (Findable Accessible Interoperable and reusable).
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), is the Dutch organisation involved in data management training activities at the national level, but also in the training work packages of EOSCpilot, EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE. DANS was invited, as an external participant and training expert, to join the ELIXIR workshop and share experiences on the “FAIRification” of training material within the scope of the EOSC developments and discuss how to define a skills commons for FAIR training and data stewardship.
Through two presentations the EOSC developments and experiences so far were shared and communicated. Especially the complementary relation between domain specific services and training provided by ELIXIR, and the more generic infrastructural training framework provided by EOSC, was a base for constructive discussions. All parties agreed to intensify the sharing of knowledge and ideas in the near future.
The results of the workshop, including the presentations are available online here.
Cees Hof from DANS introducing the EOSC training developments.