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Teaching: 15 min
Exercises: 0 min
  • Who are we and what are we going to learn?

  • Introduce ourselves and the course

  • Setup our learning platform

  • Better research by better sharing


Introductions set the stage for learning.

— Tracy Teal, Former Executive Director, The Carpentries

Hello everyone, and welcome to the FAIR in biological practice workshop. We are very pleased to have you with us.

Today’s Trainers

To begin the class, each Trainer should give a brief introduction of themselves.

Now we would like to get to know all of you.

Who are you and what are your expectations from the workshop

Please introduce yourself shortly and tell us:

  • Why are you taking this course?
  • What goals do you have for the follwing days?

Better research by better sharing

For many of us, data management or output sharing in general are considered a burden rather than a useful activity. Part of the problem is our bad timing and lack of planning.

Data management is a continuous process

Figure 5.2. Sharing as part of the workflow Figure credits: Tomasz Zielinski and Andrés Romanowski

When should you engage in data sharing and open practices?

In this workshop we will show you how you can plan and do your research in a way that makes your outputs readily available for re-use by others.

Our agenda:

Online workshop specifics

Our learning tools

Before we begin let’s explain how to use the tools:

  • Raising hands
  • Yes/No sticker
  • Chatroom for links not for jokes
  • Breakout rooms, leaving and rejoining
  • using pad, answering questions in pad
  • where to find things If needed, check the pre workshop setup, ask to report problems and help at a break or after the session.


Key Points

  • Do not be shy

  • Be nice

  • Remember, you can do better research if you plan to share your outputs!