Welcome to the "FAIR Git and R" Workshop

April 11-12, 2019 at TIB's Science & Technology building, Hannover

This workshop aims to train junior scientists in implementing the FAIR principles for research data & software management & development. We want to help you apply good practices in Git and R for preparing, publishing and archiving your research data and software. The workshops is a continuation of our experimental format in 2018 that contextualised the highly practical lesson material from the Software and Data Carpentries with the FAIR principles.

Again, there will be theory, discussion and live-coding sessions to illustrate and practice implementing relevant FAIR principles in the STEM disciplines ("MINT-Fächer"). Regardless of discipline, learners are encouraged to bring questions about their own data and source code, which we will endeavor to answer during the workshop.

For whom?

Junior scientists who already use Git and R, and wish to excel at implementing the FAIR principles in their R programming.

Where exactly?

See venue.


Participation is free of charge. However, participants need to organise and pay for travel and accommodation themselves.


Basic knowledge of Git usage and R programming, plus your own mobile computer (Windows, macOS or Linux) on which you need to be able to get admin rights to install software. If you are interested in learning these basics, please consider a regular Software and Data Carpentry workshop, or work through their R and Git lessons in a self-paced manner.