Bringing FAIR data to the classroom, ASPB 2024

Workshop description:

Title: "Bringing FAIR Data to the Classroom", Plant Biology 2024 Conference

Location: Virtual (
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 1 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Duration: 1 hour



Plant biologists are competent users of biological databases and repositories for managing their data. However, few understand how such databases are built and maintained, much less how to share their data and find, access, and reuse existing data. There is a strong need to educate current and future researchers about these tools so they can benefit and participate in community-based data sharing.

The AgBioData Education working group developed an open-access educational curriculum that introduces the biological database and repository ecosystem and recommendations for related data that follow the FAIR — findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable — data principles. This workshop will feature lesson modules of the curriculum and will be of interest to both plant biology researchers and educators who use or want to learn more about biological databases and repositories.


1 PM         Introduction to the curriculum and the workshop, Annarita Marrano (Phoenix Bioinformatics)
1.05 PM    What is a biological repository, Meg Staton (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
1.20 PM    Databases in agriculture, Annarita Marrano (Phoenix Bioinformatics)
1.35 PM    How to use your library resources, the TRUST principles, and Data Management Plan, Leyla Cabugos (California Polytechnic State University) & Megan O'Donnell (Iowa State University)
1:50 PM    Q&A session