Making microscopy data FAIR: Why, what, how?

In this fifth edition of the Future Forward on Tuesday December 10 at TU Delft, Seminars Katy Wolstencroft (Leiden University, LIACS) and Bernd Rieger (TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences) will present their plans for creating a national infrastructure for advanced light microscopy in life sciences.

For whom: Researchers and research support colleagues with an interest in making research practices more efficient. Please save the date and register for this Future Forward Seminar

Why would you want to share microscopy data? There are multiple reasons for this. First, storing and finding large image databases from a heterogeneous group of scientists can be very challenging, especially if they work at multiple locations. Second, to make research more efficient: if microscopy data was more findable and accessible, this could facilitate a broad range of scientists to make ground-breaking discoveries. So what do you need to this happen and how would you do it?

The platform Wolstencroft and Rieger have in mind will not only provide coordinated access to cutting-edge imaging technologies but also solutions and training for FAIR data. They like also to discuss the challenges encountered and suggestions for other communities which would like to make their data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable)

About Future Forward Seminars
Future Forward Seminars are an initiative of the TU Delft Library Research Data Services and powered by TU Delft Library. In each session researchers, teachers and other academic staff discuss a different aspect of science in an open era.

Because everybody has heard of open science, but what does it really mean in practice? What are the implications of Open Science, in particular for applied research? Are there any real benefits of practicing Open Science? And should all research be open?... What about commercial collaborations? What about privacy considerations? What about scientific competition? Look back our previous editions to find out more.