Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: FAIR data and the roles and responsibilities of research institutions
Speaker: Dr. Simon Hodson (CODATA Executive Director)
Date: 2017-10-27 (Fri) 10:30 – 12:30
Location: Auditorium 106 at IIS new Building
Host: Tyng-Ruey Chuang


FAIR data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. In this seminar, we will consider the recent policy alignment around FAIR data augmented with the principle that data should be as open as possible, while as closed as necessary. We will also discuss the data ecosystem and the roles and responsibilities of research institutions in supporting the research data lifecycle.


Dr. Simon Hodson is the Executive Director of CODATA (International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology).

Dr. Hodson is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dryad Data Repository, a not-for-profit initiative to make the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CESSDA ERIC, the European data infrastructure for the social sciences.