Webinar – FAIR in times of crisis

On July 5th, 15:30 – 16:20 CET, the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Bioscience ( will present a topic that should interest those active in the field of Biotechnology, Bioscience, and Artificial Intelligence. Barend Mons will talk about FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), FAIR digital objects (link), and distributed analytics and how this helped out in times of the Covid crisis. To join the webinar, please register here.

Prof. dr. Barend Mons 

Human Genetics Department LUMC & LACDR
President CODATA
Scientific director GO FAIR Foundation


Barend Mons (born 1957, The Hague) is a molecular biologist by training and a leading FAIR data specialist. The first decade of his scientific career he spent on fundamental research on malaria parasites and later on translational research for malaria vaccines. In the year 2000 he switched to advanced data stewardship and (biological) systems analytics. He is currently a professor in Leiden and most known for innovations in scholarly collaboration, especially nanopublications, knowledge graph based discovery and most recently the FAIR data initiative and GO FAIR. Since 2012 he is Professor in biosemantics in the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and since May 2022 also at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) in The Netherlands. In 2015 Barend was appointed chair of the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud. In 2017 Barend started the International Support and Coordination office of the GO FAIR initiative. He is also the elected president of CODATA, the standing committee on research data related issues of the International Science Council. Since 2021, Barend is the Scientific Director of the GO FAIR Foundation. Barend is a member of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (ACTI). He is also the European representative in the Board on research Data and Information (BRDI) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in the USA. Barend is a frequent keynote speaker about FAIR and open science around the world, and participates in various scientific advisory boards of international research projects.

After filling in the registration form, you will receive a personal invite for the event.

Subscription procedure is open until July 4th, 17:00 CET.


05 Jul 2022


15:30 - 16:20




Online Event