Upcoming events

FAIR Coffee lecture

Danyel Jennen: FAIR data in Toxicogenomics: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Tuesday 29 June, 2021
10:00-11:00

In this fourth session of the FAIR Coffee lectures we’ve invited Danyel Jennen from the Department of Toxicogenomics to give a presentation entitled “FAIR data in Toxicogenomics: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly” (abstract) in which he will talk about FAIR and Open Science in the toxicogenomics field, one of the front-runners in making data FAIR and Open. He will also cover the difficulties his department encountered in making their data FAIR.

The program is as follows:

  • A quick introduction on FAIR/Open Science and the FAIR Coffee lecture series (15 minutes)
  • Main lecture by Danyel Jennen (40 minutes, including discussion/questions)
  • Caffeine quiz (5 minutes)

To register for the lecture, click here!

ReproducibiliTea journal club

Tuesday 22 June, 2021
13:00-14:00

During ReproducibiliTea journal club meetings we examine topics related to reproducibility, open science, research quality, and good/bad research practices. For more information please check: https://reproducibilitea.org/. The Maastricht University ReproducibiliTea journal club is organized in collaboration with the Open Science Community Maastricht.

Join our next Maastricht ReproducibiliTea (zoom) meeting on Tuesday June 22 from 13.00-14.00!

Many malpractices in research have been related to the incentives for academic success and career development. During this ReproducibiliTea meeting we will discuss whether we have personal or collective responsibility. Is it not our job to produce high quality science? How could we change the scientific culture to ensure high quality research?

We will discuss the online article “No it’s not The Incentives – it’s you”, which can be downloaded here.

To sign up for the Zoom link, please fill in your email address using this form.

Past events

FAIR Coffee lecture

Matthew Stephenson & Walter Crist: FAIR Play – Building a Database of Historical Games

Wednesday 12 May, 2021
11:00-12:00

In this third session of the FAIR Coffee lectures we’ve invited Matthew Stephenson & Walter Crist from the Department of Knowledge Engineering to give a presentation entitled “FAIR Play – Building a Database of Historical Games” (abstract) in which they will talk about their Digital Ludeme Project. This project is all about building a playable digital database of the world’s traditional board games throughout human history. Of course, they will focus on how they are adopting FAIR principles to increase the usefulness and longevity of their data.

The preliminary program is as follows:

  • A quick introduction on FAIR/Open Science and the FAIR Coffee lecture series (15 minutes)
  • Main lecture by Matthew Stephenson & Walter Crist (40 minutes, including discussion/questions)
  • Caffeine quiz (5 minutes)

To register for the lecture, click here!

FAIR Coffee lecture

Kody Moodley: FAIR experiences from a Data Scientist working in Law & Tech

Tuesday 13 April, 2021
10:00-11:00

In this second session of the FAIR Coffee lectures we’ve invited Kody Moodley from the Institute of Data Science to give a presentation entitled “How I try to make my research data FAIR: Experience from a Data Scientist working in Law & Tech” (abstract). Kody’s lecture will cover among others what concrete steps an individual researcher can take to improve the FAIRness of the data they produce.

The preliminary program is as follows:

  • A quick introduction on FAIR/Open Science and the FAIR Coffee lecture series (15 minutes)
  • Main lecture by Kody Moodley (40 minutes, including discussion/questions)
  • Caffeine quiz (5 minutes)

To register for the lecture, click here!

ReproducibiliTea journal club

Tuesday 23 March, 2021
13:00-14:00

Join our next Maastricht ReproducibiliTea meeting about Questionable Research Practices: are they really that common? And why are they problematic?

We know of the big cases of scientific misconduct because they get a lot of media attention, but how about the less flagrantly questionable research practices? How common are they? During this ReproducibiliTea meeting we will discuss an article about ‘Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling’. The article can be found here.

To sign up for the Zoom link, please fill in your email address using this form.

The ReproducibiliTea journal club initiative started in 2018 at the University of Oxford, but since then ReproducibiliTea has spread to 125 institutions in 25 different countries. The journal clubs examine topics related to reproducibility, open science, research quality, and good/bad research practices. For more information have a look here. This year we started our own ReproducibiliTea journal club at Maastricht University. All meetings are planned to be held online through Zoom.

FAIR Essentials workshop

Wednesday 10 February, 2021
10:00-15:30

Are you curious about the FAIR research principles? Do you want to know how to apply them to your own research? Funders, Publishers and entire research communities are making this cultural shift in Science making practices. Join us for a day of full FAIR hands-on training.

For more information on the program and registering, click here.

FAIR Coffee lecture

Lea Beiermann: Worlds of Wonder

Tuesday 26 January, 2021
14:00-15:00

The first FAIR Coffee edition will feature a presentation by Lea Beiermann entitled “FAIR to whom? Data sharing in the Open Humanities” (abstract). In her presentation, Lea will show how she applied the FAIR principles in her research projects, including the Citizen Science Project Worlds of Wonder, and which challenges she came across.

The program is as follows:

  • A quick introduction on FAIR/Open Science and the FAIR Coffee lecture series (10 minutes)
  • Main lecture by Lea Beiermann (40 minutes, including questions)
  • Pitch on upcoming FAIR Essentials workshop (5 minutes)
  • Caffeine quiz (5 minutes)

To register for the lecture, click here!