UM is on a mission to become a leading example in the Open Science movement, which aims to make research papers, data, methods, etc. open to anyone so we can all benefit. The FAIR principles go hand-in-hand with Open Science and they form a great guide to make sure that the research you make Open, can actually be used.

With the FAIR Coffee lecture series, the Open Science Community of UM, in collaboration with the Community for Data-Driven Initiatives (CDDI), will help you find out more about these topics and discover how your colleagues have applied Open Science and FAIR principles to their research. These lectures are a perfect chance to dip your toes in the FAIR water and find inspiration in the work of others!

Each lecture starts with a short Open Science/FAIR intro, followed by an inspiring lecture from a UM colleague on how they applied FAIR in their work. There will be coffee/tea and cookies from Bandito Espresso waiting for you at the venue.

The upcoming FAIR Coffee edition will feature a presentation by Pedro Hernandez Serrano, from the Maastricht University Library, entitled “FAIR Metrics for Research Software” (abstract) in which he will explore preliminary tools for FAIR evaluation of research software. This hybrid session will take place at the Paul Henri Spaaklaan 1, room C3.015 and via Zoom on Wednesday September 28 from 11:00-12:00. To find out more about upcoming sessions and to register click here.