Mareike Smolka: FAIR interviews & Focus Groups in Qualitative Social Science Research

The FAIR Coffee lectures – 13 October 2021

27 Sep 2021

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 also be a short “caffeine” quiz at the end of the lecture with a chance to win a Bandito Espresso voucher

In this first session of the FAIR Coffee lectures, on 13 October 2021 at 10 am, we’ve invited Mareike Smolka, PhD candidate at the faculty of FaSoS and editorial assistant at the Journal of Responsible Innovation to give a presentation entitled “FAIR Interviews & Focus Groups in Qualitative Social Science Research” (abstract) in which she will share her experiences with making qualitative data FAIR in her PhD research.

The program is as follows:

10.00 A quick introduction on FAIR/Open Science and the FAIR Coffee lecture series

10.05 Main lecture by Mareike Smolka (Including discussion/questions)

10.50 Caffeine quiz & closing statement


You can register below. Participation is free, but please register so we can send you the Zoom link and keep you up to date on future events.


This academic year, the FAIR Coffee lecture series will consist of seven lectures. Our second FAIR Coffee lecture, on November 10 2021, will be held by Dr Ronald Cornet, from the department of Medical Informatics in the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam UMC. He will be discussing how FAIR can create a competitive advantage for you.

This is the program for the rest of this academic year:


14-01-2022 Prof. Michel Dumontier (Distinguished Professor of Data Science at the Institute of Data Science)
15-02-2022 Dr. Kathleen Gregory (Guest Research Fellow at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS))
13-03-2022 Ananya Choudhury, MSc (PhD candidate at Maastro’s Clinical Data Science group)
20-04-2022 Dr. Tim Lustberg (Data Engineer at DataHub)
25-05-2022 Carlos Utrilla Guerrero, MSc (Data Scientist at the Institute of Data Science)
29-06-2022 Ammar Ammar, MSc (PhD student at BiGCaT)


The FAIR Coffee lecture series is being launched together with the FAIR Essentials workshop, which is a step up from the lectures and provides you with hands-on training and more background on the why and how of FAIR.
Check here for all workshop information.

Looking forward to seeing you online!


Matthijs Sloep

Dennie Hebels

Seychella Koolman

The CDDI Community


Bookings are closed for this event.






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