2nd International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects

Our second international conference will take place on March 21-22, 2024

in Berlin, Germany.

“FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) provide a conceptual and implementation framework to develop scalable cross-disciplinary capabilities, deal with the increasing data volumes and their inherent complexity, build tools that help to increase trust in data, create mechanisms to efficiently operate in the domain of scientific assertions, and promote data interoperability.” https://fairdo.org/ 

After a successful 1st International FAIR Digital Object (FDO) Conference in Leiden, the 2nd International FDO Conference will take place in March 2024 in Berlin, Germany.  The venue of the conference is the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, right in the city centre of the capital Berlin. 

The 2nd FAIR Digital Object Conference aims to bring together data scientists, data infrastructure architects, data solution developers, data stewards, data curators, industry data experts, and policy makers across sectors and from all over the world. It will offer inspiring keynotes and exciting panels with distinguished experts from different sectors and disciplines. There will be exchange formats  to foster interaction with industry and SMEs, and early career professionals. Presentations and lightning talks from data scientists and developers engaged in Fair Digital Object activities will give deeper insights into FDO concepts and implementation. 

A call for papers will be opened in July 2023. The conference will be preceded by a FDO hackathon and training courses. There will be no fees for the main conference, but the number of participants is limited to 350. The registration will be opened in the fall 2023. As in Leiden we will offer streaming, but for interaction focus on physical presence.

All relevant information will be shared in the conference’s website [coming up soon].


March 21-22, 2024  2nd Fair Digital Object Conference

March 19-20, 2024 FDO Hackathon & Training courses 

This conference is supported by the following organisations and initiatives: Research Data Alliance (International, DE, US), CODATA, GOFAIR (International, US), Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, DONA Foundation, San Diego Supercomputer Center, West Big Data Innovation Hub US, DIN, Naturalis, SciLifelab, GWDG, TOPS Nasa, FAIRPoints, African PID Alliance, NIST, IBICT. Other supporting institutions are welcome.

This FDO conference is funded by the Federal Government of Germany (BMDV) and is under the patronage of State Secretary Daniela Kluckert. 

FDO Forum Chairs

Christine Kirkpatrick, Dimitris Koureas, George Strawn, Peter Wittenburg