FDO2024 Conference – Training Day

FDO2024 Conference – Training Day

Training Day at the FDO Conference

2nd Fair Digital Object Conference

March 19th 2024

Due to the many requests we received, the FDO Forum decided to start giving training courses on FDO matters. The first training courses will be given during the FDO Implementation Conference, but we will certainly repeat courses and will also offer courses on related matters. This time we will fulfil two types of wishes: 

  1. several people mentioned their interest in basic courses
  2. other people showed interest in specific solutions 


Therefore, we decided to have a beginner and a specialist track. At the end of this day, we will organise a newcomer session for everyone interested


Training will take place on Tuesday, 19.3.2024. The general layout of the day is as follows:

Basic Track Specialist Track
9.00 What are FDOs, general/practical introduction, short history
How to connect my repository to the FDO domain

Coffee Break

11.00 How to register and use PIDs?(BT2) How to use FDO Methods for secure applications

Lunch Break

13.30 How to design FDO profiles and kernel attributes?
How to build a Digital Twin with the example of the Digital Specimen

Coffee Break

15.30 Bring FDOs into Light: Towards a generic tool set to make FDOs visible and tangible for users.
How to use FDOs in Workflow environments

Joint Newcomer session




The location of the Training Courses is at the DIN facilities: Burggrafenstraße 6 10787, Berlin, Germany. 

Transport: It is within walking distance from Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten and the bus line 100 stops close to the facilities.



On the registration website for the conference, there will be a checklist of whether participants are interested in a training course. We will reserve a few places for people from supported regions (Africa, Latin America, etc.). For the rest, we will accept those who are registered first. We will indicate whether there are still free places.



The training courses will be recorded and the recordings and documents will be available via the fairdo.org website.

FDO2024 Conference – Training Day

FDO2024 Conference Info

International FAIR Digital Objects Implementation Summit

Our international summit will take place on March 20-21, 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 FDO Forum will host an FDO Implementation Summit in March 2024 in Berlin, Germany.  The venue of this Implementation summit is the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, right in the city centre of the German capital.

This FAIR Digital Object Implementation Summit aims to bring together experts from all over the world who are planning and developing FDO implementations (data scientists, data infrastructure architects, data solution developers, data stewards, data curators, industry data experts, and policy makers). There will be exchange formats to foster interactions including 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 open on the 15th of October 2023. The summit will be preceded by training courses and a newcomers session. The number of participants is limited and online interaction facilities will be offered. The registration will open in November 2023.

All relevant information will be shared on the summit’s website https://fairdo.org/fdof-summit-2024/.

March 20-21, 2024 International FAIR Digital Object Implementation Summit

March 19, 2024 Training courses & Newcomer Sessions 

This summit is organised in partnership with the following organisations and initiatives: 

FDO Forum Chairs

Christine Kirkpatrick, Dimitris Koureas, George Strawn, Peter Wittenburg