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Date: 04 February 2021 – 12:00 to 13:30 GMT

FAIRsFAIR invites researchers to a presentation of the essential techniques to adopt in making data FAIR.

The practicalities of PIDs, semantic interoperability, and metadata of relevance to researchers are documented in D2.4 2nd Report on FAIR requirements for persistence and interoperability published in October 2020 and currently open for community review.

The authors of the report will explore these techniques in detail during the webinar and would welcome feedback and comment from participants.

FAIRsFAIR Task 2.1 aims at enabling sustainable technical implementation of the FAIR principles. The report in question is the second of three to be published during the life of the FAIRsFAIR project on the state of FAIR in the European scientific data ecosystem. A third report will be published in August 2021.

This webinar is specifically intended for researchers.

Register here:


  • Introduction: The FAIRsFAIR project – Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari
  • PIDs and semantic interoperability – Jessica Parland-von Essen
  • Metadata – Rob Hooft
  • Discussion / Q&A


Jessica Parland-von Essen – CSC

Dr Jessica Parland-von Essen heads the Data Management Office group at CSC. She has a degree in Library and Information Science and is also an adjunct professor of History at the University of Helsinki. She has been working with the national Finnish Open Science and Research Initiatives since 2014, and active in knowledge exchange work for open scholarship. Dr Parland-von Essen has produced several guides for open science and co-authored a national landscape report on persistent identifiers. She is currently chairing the national work for research data citation and is responsible for the WP2 on ‘FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services’ in the FAIRsFAIR project.

Rob Hooft – DTL

 Dr Rob Hooft is the operational manager of the Dutch node of ELIXIR, the ESFRI for data in the Life Sciences. Rob has been coordinating Dutch bioinformatics support projects since 2009. He is one of the co-chairs of the RDA “ELIXIR Bridging Force IG”. Rob has a background in chemistry and chemical crystallography, and he has 14 years of industrial experience, partly as a scientific software engineer and partly as an R&D manager. He contributes to T2.1 and T2.4 in the FAIRsFAIR project, and is also a member of the FAIR Working Group.

Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari – CSC

Dr Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari is a Project Coordinator and Cloud Specialist in the Project Acquisition and Development group at CSC. Prior to joining CSC in 2019, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Empirical Software Engineering research group at the University of Helsinki. Leah holds a doctoral degree in software engineering from LUT University. She currently leads FAIRsFAIR task 2.1 on technical implementation of FAIR principles. She also contributes to WP2 and WP3 in the EOSC-Nordic project.