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Advancing data stewardship: insights from environmental and life science research infrastructures


Date: February 28th 2020

Venue: Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), InnovOcean Site, Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende

Meeting scope:

Open Science and Open Data initiatives are currently high on many agendas (cfr. EOSC, FOSB). The implementation of these initiatives rely heavily on the infrastructure and services present. As such, the European Research Infrastructures (ESFRIs) play a central role in this. Many of these infrastructures offer data platforms, tools and services. However, the handling of data in different domains comes with its specific challenges.

The meeting aims at gathering relevant stakeholders involved in data stewardship and management from both environmental and life sciences. It will focus on the exchange of knowledge including practices and used services and solutions. Presentations will highlight the various aspects of data management, such as DMP, tools, workflows, data repositories, metadata, standards, etc… We aim at increasing the awareness and need of responsible data management in order to support analysis and re-use of the data and this across domains.


Conference hall – InnovOcean site (entrance: warehouse 61)
Wanderlaarkaai 7
8400 Ostend

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09:00     Welcome coffee

09:30     Connecting ESFRIs: Collaboration between research infrastructures - Francisco Hernandez

09:55     European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), towards Open Data and Open Science - Sadia Vancauwenbergh

10:20     Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB) - Francisco Hernandez

10:35     RDM and data stewardship: key drivers, trends and requirements -  Paula Oset Garcia

11:00     Coffee break

11:30     The future of FAIR in Europe - Katrina Exter

11:55     Bioschemas: using semantic markup to improve the findability of your data - Alexander Botzki

12:20     Networking Lunch

13:45     MDA & IMIS, data repositories as treasure chests for documented data - Elien Dewitte

14:10     Cloud applications in a EU and Flemish context - Frederik Coppens 

14:35     A data management tool as antidote to the research data management nightmare: FAIRDOM - Flora d’Anna

15:05     Coffee break

15:40     From observations to ecosystem analysis: the data flow generating FAIR data - Lennert Schepers

16:05     Plenary discussion - Moderator: Lennert Schepers

16:30     Networking reception



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