Name of the speaker: Ian Bruno
Job title: Head of Strategic Partnerships
Institution: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Summary: Four fairly straight-forward words: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable – the core pillars of the FAIR Guiding Principles for Data Management and Stewardship. Simple they may be, but the cultural and technical challenges associated with making research data readily available to be mined and reused by other researchers, data scientists and their machines should not be underestimated. The crystallographic community has a long history of making data publicly available in digital form as a foundation for the validation of results and the discovery of new knowledge. This presentation will share generally applicable lessons learnt along the way, highlighting how technology frameworks and standards have helped overcome technical and cultural barriers to data publication and reuse.