Wind of Change – Sharing is Caring: How to Improve Research Data and Its Benefits in the Life Sciences – Feb. 16, 2023

NFDI4Biodiversity, together with other NFDI consortia, is part of the Love Data Week 2023! Join our in-depth panel discussion on the importance of data-based decisions and the challenges and benefits of cultural change in research data governance, open science and FAIR principles.

Contents of the panel discussion

Data-driven decisions in the life sciences have an immense impact on the well-being of humans and the environment, as well as on the development of research directions. Therefore, using best practice examples, experts from different areas of life sciences will discuss the importance of data-based decisions. Expect an in-depth discussion on the challenges and benefits of cultural change related to research data governance, Open Science and FAIR principles, and their impact on the daily life of every individual.

The event is part of the Love Data Week 2023, an international week of action to discuss and reflect on research data together. Under the motto "Data: Agent of Change", Love Data 2023 will be celebrated worldwide from 13-17 February with numerous events on a wide range of research data management (RDM) topics. See full program here.

Time & Location

February 16, 2023, 3-5 pm

On-site in Bremen (Universität Bremen, Raum NW2 C0290 (Hörsaal 1)) & online via Zoom (see access data below).

Zoom Access

No registration necessary. Just enter a new meeting via the meeting ID 812 3227 9619 (Password: 092856) on the Zoom launch interface and join the discussion.

Panelists & Moderation


  • Dr. Barbara Ebert (NFDI4Biodiversity)
  • Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner (NFDI4Microbiota)
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Usadel (DataPLANT)
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Waltemath (NFDI4Health)


  • Dr. Kerstin Elbing (VBIO)

Target group

  • Researchers
  • RDM staff of universities/institutes
  • Managers of scientific programs/collaborative projects

Organizational Team & Contact

The event is organized by the NFDI consortia

For questions please contact Kristin Sauerland (