The European Commission encourages Open Science and FAIR data, since it is recognized that they improve and accelerate scientific research, increase the engagement of society and contribute significantly to economic growth.



The aim of this school is to train local providers and users on the concepts of FAIR and open data, with a focus on the innovative data repositories and IDRP tools, in order to create a class of scientists aware of proper scientific data management techniques.

The school will have short introductory lectures and will focus on hands-on lab sessions, where the participants will practice on data repositories and the associated data management tools.

All H2020 European projects that produce, collect or process research data are recommended to start dealing with the issues related, as detailed in the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. NFFA-Europe and EUSMI projects support the principle of open data access as a fundamental part of its mission.

Both projects implemented their own data repositories based on Nextcloud: NFFA Datashare and EUSMI DRP. These instruments are installed and hosted at CNR-IOM, under its custody, and offer to NFFA-Europe and EUSMI users a secure mean of data storage and retrieval, easily accessible from every device.
Moreover, NFFA-Europe set up the first integrated Information and Data Repository Platform (IDRP) for the nanoscience community. The IDRP infrastructure is intended as an online data catalogue where users can access, share and publish long tail data, becoming a recommended part of the mainstream in nanoscience, also thanks to the integration of the emerging EUDAT service B2SHARE.




Light lunch
at ICTP Leonardo Building

14:00-14:15     Opening of the school and Introduction to EUSMI and NFFA-Europe projects - Stefano Cozzini (CNR-IOM, Trieste)

14:15-15:30     Introduction to FAIR Data and Data Management - Nicolas Dintzner (Delft University of Technology, Delft)

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-16:30     An open metadata format and data management for electron microscopy - Christoph Koch (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin - remote connection)

16:30-17:00     Introduction to the NFFA-IDRP - Rossella Aversa and Thomas Jejkal (KIT, Karlsruhe)

17:00-17:30 Installing and configuring Nextcloud (optional) - Stefano Cozzini, Irene Modolo and Marco Franzon (IOM-CNR)







FAIR data at ELETTRA and CERIC-ERIC - Roberto Pugliese (ELETTRA, Trieste)

9:30-10:15   Using Nextcloud as a scientific data management tool: EUSMI Data Repository Platform and NFFA Datashare tutorial - Stefano Cozzini and Irene Modolo (CNR-IOM, Trieste)

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:45   NFFA Information and Data Repository Platform: tutorial - Rossella Aversa and Thomas Jejkal (KIT, Karlsruhe)

11:45-13:00    Data services

DIGITAL LOGBOOKS for scientific research – Mirco Panighel (CNR-IOM)
SEM classifier and metadata plugin – Rossella Aversa and Stefano Cozzini
HDF5 Plugin from CERIC-ERIC – Carlos Reis
DAIS service for EUSMI community – Moreno Baricevic (CNR-IOM)

13:00-14:00    Light Lunch at ICTP Leonardo Building

14:00-16:00    Round table on Data repositories evolution and scientific metadata schema

Coordinator: Stefano Cozzini (CNR-IOM)
Possible Contributors:
KIT – Thomas Jejkal and Rossella Aversa (KIT, Karlsruhe)
ARPES GROUP – Ivana Vobornik (CNR-IOM, Trieste)
SEM GROUP – Regina Ciancio (CNR-IOM, Trieste)
CERIC-ERIC – George Kourousias (ELETTRA, Trieste)
Delft University of Technology - Nicolas Dintzner (TU Delft)

15:30-16:00    Coffee break

16:00-17:00      Open discussion and conclusions


organizing committee

Stefano Cozzini CNR-IOM

Elisabetta Travaglia CNR-IOM

Irene Modolo CNR-IOM

Augusta Cappucci CNR-IOM

Riccardo Brancaleon Promoscience

practical info

fee and participants

Participation in the event is FREE OF CHARGE and includes attendance to the workshop, coffee breaks and light lunches.

Participants are reminded to bring their own personal computers.



how to reach the location

ICTP campus is located in Grignano (Trieste), close to Miramare Castle. It can easily be reached via public transportation, which connects the campus to downtown Trieste.

Former SISSA Building - ICTP campus
Via Beirut 2/4, 34151, Grignano TS

Building number 2 in the map

ICTP campus map




By train: Take the regional train (timetable here) from Trieste Airport to Miramare railway station, located just above ICTP campus, or to Trieste Centrale railway station (then see From Trieste Centrale railway station section).

By bus: Take the APT bus line E51 (timetable here) to Grignano/Miramare stop or to Trieste Centrale railway station (then see From Trieste Centrale railway station section). APT bus tickets can be bought from the 24-hour automatic ticket machines, located inside (arrivals hall of the passenger terminal, next to the main exit door) and outside the airport (on the covered walkway, in front of the bus stops).

By taxi: A taxi from Trieste Airport to ICTP campus or to Trieste Centrale railway station costs about 58€ (www.radiotaxitrieste.it, 040 307730). Prices can change depending on the traffic jam.


People arriving at Venice-Treviso Airport can take the train to Trieste Centrale railway station (timetable here), then see From Trieste Centrale railway station section.


By bus: The city bus line 6 will take you to the ICTP campus in 19 stops (timetable here, see partenze da Piazzale Gioberti). Tickets can be bought at tobacconists or from self-service ticket machines, but NOT directly on the bus.

By taxi: A taxi from Trieste Centrale railway station to ICTP campus costs around 20€ (www.radiotaxitrieste.it, 040 307730). Prices can change depending on the traffic jam.




suggested accomodation

The city bus line 6, that takes to ICTP campus, goes from Piazzale Gioberti to Grignano (via Trieste Centrale Railway station).

Book your stay at a hotel near the center of Trieste, to have easy access to a bus stop.

For more information please contact datashare-admin@nffa.eu
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These research projects have received funding from the EU's H2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement n. 654360 (NFFA.eu) and n. 731019 (EUSMI).
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