Make your data accessible -It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in Research

About this video

Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - The FAIR Data Principles. Likely you’ve heard about FAIR, but do you know how it can support you and your own research?

The main objective of this "It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in Research" module series is to introduce you to each of the FAIR data principles and discuss practical approaches that you can take to help make your research data FAIR for the wider research community. In collaboration with experts, this series provides insights on FAIR and discuss ideas to make research FAIR.

This module focuses on the second principle - Accessibility. After watching this module, you will get the theoretical, infrastructure and researcher's perspectives to the principle of Accessibility. Other modules in this series include: Findability, Interoperability and Reusability.

About the presenters

Katarzyna Biernacka

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Katarzyna Biernacka holds a degree in Computer Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her strong interest in digital tools and the new forms of learning shaped her research interest. Since 2016 she has been conducting research in the field of ICT in teaching using the example of Latin America. Between 2017 and 2019, she cooperatively developed a train-the-trainer program within the joint research project FDMentor to enhance competences in Research Data Management. Since February 2019, she has been working on her PhD thesis as a research assistant at the Computer Science Department and conducts research in the field of "Publication of Research Data - Research Integrity - Privacy". In addition to her research, Katarzyna is an advocate of Open Science and, furthermore, she is the co-chair for the Training and Further Education Sub-WG (part of the German DINI/nestor WG on Research Data) and co-chair of the RDA Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG.

Dr Emma A Harris

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association and the ORION Open Science Project


Emma Harris' research background is in cultural history, specifically the fear of technology, but her career has moved from science fiction to science fact. Working in research project management she has become an enthusiast for open science, RRI, and science communication through roles including, Ethics Manager on the Human Brain Project and Research Integrity Officer at De Montfort University. Moving to Berlin from the UK in 2017, she now works in the Communications Department at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine. She is a Project Manager and Training Developer working on designing open science training and materials for the ORION Open Science Project.