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.



DAY ONE | h14:00-17:30

Introduction to Open Science and FAIR data


DAY TWO | 9:00-17.30 

> EUSMI DRP, NFFA Datashare and IDRP: our new data management instruments

> Hands-on session

> Round table on scientific metadata sets


Dr. Stefano Cozzini CNR-IOM

Dr. Elisabetta Travaglia CNR-IOM

Dr. Irene Modolo CNR-IOM

Dr. 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 and coffee breaks.
The maximum number of participants in the school is 25. Registrations are processed in the order of reception.



How to reach the location

The SISSA campus is located in Opicina (Trieste), in Via Bonomea 265. It can easily be reached via public transportation, which connects the campus to downtown Trieste (at 4 km only).

SISSA Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Via Bonomea, 265, 34136 Trieste TS


Directions from Trieste Airport

People arriving at Trieste Airport can take the regional train (timetable here) or the APT bus line 51 (timetable here) to Trieste Centrale Railway Station. 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).
Then see By train section.

Directions from Venice-Treviso Airport

People arriving at Venice-Treviso Airport can take the train to Trieste Centrale Railway Station (timetable here).
Then see By train section.


All international trains arrive at Trieste Centrale Railway Station. From there, walk for 5 minutes to Piazza Oberdan, where the city bus line 38 will take you right in front of SISSA entrance (timetable here). Tickets can be bought at tobacconists or from self-service ticket machines, but NOT directly on the bus.


A taxi from Trieste Airport to Trieste Centrale Railway Station costs about 58€ (www.taxitriesteairport.it, 0481 778000), while a taxi from Trieste Centrale Railway Station to SISSA can cost around 10€ (www.radiotaxitrieste.it, 040 307730). Prices can change depending on the traffic jam.

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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