The Global Sprint is on!

Be part of the data savvy international community contributing to the Top 10 FAIR Data Things Global Sprint happening on 29-30 November 2018.

The aim of the Sprint is to create a series of brief guides (stand alone, self paced training materials) that can be used by the research community to understand FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data as it applies to a range of research disciplines. The goal is that resources created during the Sprint will be made available for anyone to adopt, adapt and reuse for their own training and development purposes.

Who can participate? How?

The Sprint is open to anyone with an interest in FAIR data training and resources including data librarians, data stewards, repository managers, software developers, Carpentry Instructors, data infrastructure managers … you!

You can work on your own, contribute as a work team, or reach out to find others interested in working with you on a specific resource.

Getting involved in the Sprint is a simple.  Start by reading Chris Erdmann’s blog post then check out the Sprint Primer for more detail.

Register for the webinar being run on Tuesday November 20 to hear from Sprint organisers, ask questions and get started.  The webinar will be recorded for those who can’t make it on the day.

You can also join the the Library Carpentry Gitter Top 10 FAIR chat room to wrangle your questions and clarifications.

During the Sprint, you will be able to ask questions via scheduled Zoom video conference calls (join via which we will also use for coordination and networking. If you are not sure about something, please post a question in the chat room (directed to someone in particular, if need be) and someone will get back to you.

Who is involved?

The Sprint is being organised by Library Carpentry, Australian Research Data Commons and the Research Data Alliance Libraries for Research Data Interest Group in collaboration with FOSTER Open Science, OpenAire, RDA Europe, Data Management Training Clearinghouse, California Digital Library, Dryad, AARNet, and DANS.

See who has already registered to participate in the Sprint.  You can add your name to the list.

How will the Sprint work?

Registered sprinters will start working at different times around the world. Individuals and groups will organise their own work and report back during Zoom video conference calls, via the chat room, or through the daily handovers.

Dedicated Google docs will be created for each resource being worked on and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, coordinate efforts and network with other Sprinters across the globe.

For more information contact Global Sprint organisers: Chris Erdmann (Library Carpentry) and Natasha Simons (ARDC).

Ready Set Go! Preparation Webinar

The recording from the November 20th preparation webinar is now available on YouTube, along with the slides.