The F and R in FAIR


What do the FAIR principles Findable and Reusable mean?

What is done in the field to make research data findable and reusable? How do researchers and research data professionals prepare the data to make it possible to find and reuse them for new research? How can we reach out to researchers and how do we communicate these questions with them?

In this network meeting we will dive deeper into what demands we can reasonably place on metadata in order to make research data findable and reusable. When are there enough metadata? What is a reasonable level for the DAU staff's review of data descriptions and datasets? What is, in the end, good enough?

We will discuss various perspectives on the findability and reusability of data and listen to network members’ practices and ideas on F and R.

Note that the discussions and presentations are held in Swedish/Norwegian.


SND’s network meeting on 3 October, 2019.

Location: Wallenbergsalen, Conference Centre Wallenberg, Gothenburg



Registration, coffee.


Welcome and status report
(Max Petzold, Elisabeth Strandhagen, Gustav Nilsonne)


DAU arbetet vid ett norskt universitet (DAU work in a Norwegian University)
How does University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway work with support to researchers, data and metadata?
(Leif Longva)




F:et och R:et i FAIR (The F and R in FAIR)
Introduction: What is F and R?
(Iris Alfredsson, Ulf Jakobsson)

Panel session: Perspectives on F and R.
(Panel: Cecilia Björkdahl, Caspar Jordan, Iris Alfredsson, Jonas Fransson, Leif Longva, Max Petzold. Moderator: Helena Rohdén)

Group discussions: F and R in practice.

15:50–16:00 Conclusion
(Max Petzold, Elisabeth Strandhagen)


The programme in PDF format (Swedish).

The network meeting is free of charge, and lunch as well as coffee is included. The event is open for members in the SND Network only. Are you part of the SND Network? Register here. We need your registration by 23 September.

Any questions? Contact Elisabeth Strandhagen (

Time: 10:00–16:00 (Registration and coffee from 09:30)
Location: Wallenbergsalen, Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg