Get involved in the world of FAIR data!

The lecture series “HMC FAIR Friday” offers lectures on exciting aspects of FAIR data with renowned national and international speakers and is also particularly aimed at interested listeners outside HMC.

The digital world forgets nothing, a common saying claims. However, anyone who has ever tried to find data that is only a few years old on the global web and then reuse it with up-to-date software knows that digital information can very well get lost. To ensure that this does not happen to valuable research data, numerous players in science are currently working on making this data as FAIR as possible - findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

To stimulate and support interdisciplinary exchange in this area, the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) in close cooperation with the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) launched the monthly HMC FAIR Friday lecture series in spring 2022. It is aimed at experienced actors in research data management as well as scientists from all research fields of the Helmholtz Association and beyond. The HMC FAIR Friday series feature talks by high-ranking national and international speakers who will bring all participants (even) closer to the world of FAIR data, deepen individual aspects and stimulate discussions. Furthermore, workshop and experience reports from the HMC projects are planned.

Information on the individual events and registration options can be found on the subpages of the upcoming dates. These events usually take place once a month online via Zoom; the language of the lecture is English. All interested are cordially invited to HMC FAIR Friday.

The lectures of the seminar series are recorded and the videos as well as accompanying materials can be accessed afterwards on the subpages of the respective event (approx. 2 weeks later), or viewed directly here on TIB AV portal, where all videos of the HMC FAIR Friday series of events are hosted.

Upcoming Events

Past Events


HMC FAIR Friday with Britta Dreyer

The integration and linking of research objects via their metadata are making the PID graph a reality
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HMC FAIR Friday with Mirjam van Reisen

In our first FAIR Friday event in 2023, Prof. Mirjam van Reisen will discuss the application of FAIR Guidelines in VODAN-Africa in the context of pati …
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HMC FAIR Friday with Leyla Jael Castro and Oliver Bertuch

We can look forward to two exciting lectures at this FAIR Friday event
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HMC FAIR Friday with Dr Yuanyuan Huang (Jena Experiment)

After a short summer break, this time FAIR Friday is all about using metadata and data management system in the Jena Experiment
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23.09.2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 Uhr

HMC FAIR Friday with Roland Bertelmann (Head of Helmholtz Open Science Office)

Metadata as a key? Open science, good scientific practice and research integrity
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HMC FAIR Friday with Tom Morrell (Research Data Specialist, Caltech Library, USA …

Automating FAIR metadata for software and datasets using open APIs
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HMC FAIR Friday with Dr Janine Felden (PANGAEA Group Leader, AWI Bremerhaven)

PANGAEA - Core Trust Seal Certified Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science
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HMC FAIR Friday with Dr Anusuriya Devaraju (TERN)

FAIR – Assessment or Improvement?
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HMC FAIR Friday with Prof Dr Sören Auer (Director TIB Hannover)

Organizing scholarly knowledge and research data with the Open Research Knowledge Graph
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HMC FAIR Friday with Dr Tibor Kálmán (GWDG)

Persistent identifiers (PIDs): sustainable referencing and value-added services
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