Our annual PHAIDRACon community meet-up is fast approaching and this year we are returning to a physical event here in Vienna, on November 22 and 23!

The event is open and relevant to anyone with an interest in research data management (RDM) and we welcome all to share in the insight and experience from within the PHAIDRA community.

For more information on attending the event please contact: events.phaidra@univie.ac.at


Wednesday 22nd November 13:00-17:00

Location: Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Wien, 1st floor ZID (Vienna University Computer Center) - Großes Besprechungszimmer


November the 22nd we will be running our internal user group session at the facilities of the Vienna University Computer Center. This afternoon session will offer an informal discussion outlining current updates and plans for the PHAIDRA project and gathering vital input on user requirements for future development. For our existing users, this provides an invaluable opportunity for a face-to-face meetup with the PHAIDRA community. The session offers the opportunity to share experience with other users, as well as group discussion with our project leadership and development team to influence the future direction of the PHAIDRA project.

This meeting will be held in hybrid format and the access link will be sent upon request.

Thursday 23rd November

Location: Sky Lounge, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien, Top floor


Thursday November 23rd we will switch venues to the Vienna University Campus for the main conference day. As in previous years, this day will focus on sharing experiences and insight from across our growing PHAIDRA community:


09:00-09:30 WELCOME

09:30-10:15 Susanne Blumesberger:
15 Years of PHAIDRA: A Look Back and Forward

10:15-11:00  Monika Bargmann, Michael Feichtinger, Emily Kate:
A Tale of Three Data Stewards: Lessons Learned by the Cross-Disciplinary Data Stewardship Team at the University of Vienna

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:15 Cristiana Bettella:
Towards 'A FAIR-enabling Citation Model for Cultural Heritage Objects'

12:15-13:00 Markus Stumpf, Marc Drews:
The "Media Library Contemporary History Online". An Use Case at the Vienna University Library.

13:00-14:00 BREAK

14:00-14:45 Eva Hofmann, Emily Herkommer, Thomas Wallnig:
Papers and Collections at the Department of Contemporary History: Modelling and Description

14:45-15:30 Nemanja Zikic:
PHAIDRA and Portal eScience in Serbia

15:30-16:00 BREAK

16:00-16:45 Martin Gasteiner: 
AI Curation? GPT Models in the Research Data Ecosystem

16:45-17:30 Raman Ganguly:
The Importance of Open Source for Repositories

17:30-18:00: CLOSING




View Sessions from Phaidracon 2022

The recordings …

… are all available now. Also keep an eye (or follow) https://soundcloud.com/epistemicast, where we will publish podcasts with participants from Phaidracon and other researchers and scientists involved in data preservation.

  1. Tuesday, November 22, 2:30p.m. CET—Roundtable 1 “What do we need from research data standards?”.
  2. Thursday, November 24, 2:45p.m. CET—Roundtable 2 “Data Sharing and Reuse—Practicalities and Opportunities Across Research”.
  3. Friday, November 25, 10:30a.m. CET—Phaidra partners present current interesting projects they are involved in with their respective institutions.

Browse through the full schedule >

Gryffindor, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Phaidracon 2022 is an online event for anyone with an interest in the data that underpins human knowledge in today’s digital society. We focus on the challenges and opportunities around long-term preservation, accessibility, increased data sharing and collaboration.

Join us for our two roundtable events on 22 and 24th November, where we gather some of the leading minds from across academia, business and scientific research, government and the cultural and creative industries. This year’s focus looks to move beyond the obvious benefits and rhetoric of sharing research data, towards a practical focus on what is needed to drive this forward.

Our conference sessions on Friday 25th November are dedicated to showcasing real world projects to preserve, share and reuse research data using Phaidra and other open source technologies.

The topical focus for this year’s Vienna Sessions roundtables will be the reuse of academic data. We plan to explore both the societal and economic opportunities this presents, as well as the challenges: academic, legal, practical, technical, social and more. 

As early inspiration, take a look at this great study from Devan Ray Donaldson and Joshua Wolfgang Koepke in Nature magazine, June 2022 edition. 

A focus groups study on data sharing and research data management 

We are building up debate over the coming months on the blog and in the media, so stay tuned!

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