On 27 November to 04 December 2020 the International FAIR Convergence Symposium will take place as a fully virtual event. The deadline for submissions of proposals of posters and lightning talks is 31 October 2020: https://conference.codata.org/FAIRconvergence2020/.
All topics related to issues, challenges, convergence and consensus-building around FAIR are in scope, and should revolve around the following four primary themes: crisis reduction and response (learning from COVID-19 outbreak), FAIR specifications, FAIR society, and data stewardship: training and career opportunities
This symposium will provide a unique forum for advancing international and cross-domain convergence around FAIR. The two internationally recognized organisations – CODATA and GO FAIR – will convene a global community with an interest in combining data across domains for a host of research issues, including major global challenges, such as those relating to the Sustainable Development Goals or the COVID-19 pandemic. Outcomes will directly inform the CODATA Decadal Programme 'Making data work for cross-domain grand challenges’ and the GO FAIR community’s convergence towards bottom-up development of the Internet of FAIR data and services globally.
To ensure an engaging and dynamic event, with clear outcomes, the organisers envision the Symposium as a series of online sessions, dispersed over one week to accommodate a range of time zones as best as possible.The approach in many sessions will be detailed and technical, resulting in recommendations, consensus for action and draft implementations.
Participation is open to all researchers, data experts, funders, and science policy makers. Proposals for posters and lightning talks can be submitted until Saturday, 31 October 2020: https://conference.codata.org/conference/FAIRconvergence2020/call_for_poster/.