The ethics and technical know-how of open science in ecology and evolution
From event website:
Living Norway Ecological Data Network was established to facilitate FAIR management of ecological data. Because FAIR data and open data are a part of the broader open science movement, we do not limit our focus to just data management. However, this is the central aspect of our network activities. Our annual conference is an important part of our activity, as it gives us the possibility to discuss open science and FAIR data management with colleagues from across the globe.
This year’s colloquium will mainly adress and discuss two seemingly different but very interconnected themes. The first theme we will focus on is the technology and tools that are out there to help us becoming as FAIR as possible. What are current possibilities, what are the challenges and how do we best fill the gaps? Previous surveys from across disciplines have shown that not knowing how to make your data FAIR and open following best practices is a significant barrier to many researchers. We hope this event can initiate a discussion about how to lower this barrier.
In the second theme, we will discuss central ethical aspects centred around open and FAIR data. How do we give data producers fair credit and treatment? How do we handle sensitive biodiversity data? What’s the future of data embargo and “Data available upon request”? Are there ethical dilemmas related to the reuse of open data? The science community is now entering the open science era, and we hope our colloquium could facilitate discussions around new ethical considerations.
This is our third annual colloquium. We look forward to meeting you again to discuss timely and relevant topics related to open science and (FAIR) management of ecological data!