2nd Workshop on FAIR Data in Plasma Science

The 2nd Workshop on FAIR Data in Plasma Science took place on May 3-4, 2023 at Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany), virtual participation was possible.

The workshop addressed researchers at different stages to exchange on the topic of research data management (RDM). The topics of the workshop were electronic lab notebooks, practical issues in the daily life with research data management systems as well as presentations of already established solutions. Moreover, an interactive part was planned to focus on how to get standards to the lab. Here, participants brought in their ideas and expertise from the fields.

FAIR principles


The on-site event took place at Event Center of the Ruhr University Bochum.

Format and programme

Programme (time is given in Central European Summer Time):

May 3, 2023

Community aspects, practical issues

14:00 Welcome [slides]
14:15 RDM in the low-temperature plasma community [slides]
Marina Prenzel (RUB), Markus Becker (INP)
14:45 Introduction and use of the electronic laboratory notebook eLabFTW
Henning Timm, Stephanie Rehwald (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
15:15 Coffee break
15:30 World Café: Research information services for physics
Holger Israel (TIB Hannover), Johanna Hickmann (PTB Braunschweig)
18:30 Dinner

May 4, 2023

How to get RDM and FAIR data standards into the lab?

09:00 Open Laboratory Environment (OLE) SensorNet [slides]
Philipp Mattern (INP)
09:30 Research data management systems in materials science based on FAIR principles [slides]
Victor Dudarev (RUB)
10:00 LXCat 3 - A novel data platform for low temperature plasma physics [slides]
Daan Boer, Jan van Dijk (TU/e)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Workshops: Towards reporting standards and unified metadata schemas [slides]
  • Plasma sources, such as COST Jet or kINPen
  • Diagnostics, such as MS or XPS
  • Modelling, such as fluid or particle methods
11:45 Organisation of group discussion
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 Parallel discussions on introduced topics
Plasma sources, diagnostics, modelling
16:00 Closing


The workshop was part of the activities of the INF project of the CRC 1316 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and of the department Plasma Modelling and Data Science at Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP). The workshop organization was supported by the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (CAU).

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