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FAIR researcher perspective

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Since their introduction in 2016, the FAIR data principles have gained increasing recognition and adoption in global neuroscience.  FAIR defines a set of high-level principles and practices for making digital objects, including data, software, and workflows, Findable, Accessible,  Interoperable, and Reusable.  But FAIR is not a specification;  it leaves many of the specifics up to individual scientific disciplines to define.  INCF has been leading the way in promoting, defining, and implementing FAIR data practices for neuroscience.  We have been bringing together researchers, infrastructure providers, industry, and publishers through our programs and networks.  In this session, we will hear some perspectives on FAIR neuroscience from some of these stakeholders who have been working to develop and use FAIR tools for neuroscience.  We will engage in a discussion on questions such as:  how is neuroscience doing with respect to FAIR?  What have been the successes?  What is currently very difficult? Where does neuroscience need to go? This lecture covers the biomedical researcher's perspective on FAIR data sharing and the importance of finding better ways to manage large datasets.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • CNS Injury is Complex
  • CNS injury as a "big data" problem?
  • Towards "datafication" of biomedicine
  • Scientific publication: A 17th century datasharing technology
  • Single site data archive
  • Multicenter Animal SCI Study
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