A key challenge for FAIRsFAIR is to ensure that project activities dovetail with those of the EOSC Working Groups and feed into and complement the activities of other projects in the research data and FAIR space. The Synchronisation Force has been set up to maintain a dialogue across the EOSC and FAIR ecosystems so as to maximise collaboration, minimise duplication, and promote adherence to Turning FAIR into Reality, the final report and action plan from the European Commission expert group on FAIR data.
To develop and track overall FAIR uptake over the life of the project, the Synchronisation Force will organise and document the outcomes from three workshops with FAIR stakeholders. These outcomes will in turn inform recommendations to be published in Autumn 2021 as a white paper.
The objective of the workshop was to open the dialogue between Synchronisation Force members and relevant stakeholders and agree on shared priorities.
Ultimately held online between 29 April until 11 June 2020 as a series of eight sessions with EOSC Working Group representatives, partners in INFRAEOSC5 and ESFRI cluster projects, and members of the FAIRsFAIR European Group of FAIR Champions, the second workshop aimed to measure progress towards implementing the recommendations outlined in the Turning FAIR into Reality report.
The following table summarises the activity per each of the 27 recommendations from the report.
Building on the results from the first and second workshops and continuing the dialogue with its stakeholders, FAIRsFAIR organised the third Synchronisation Force workshops as a series of online sessions, starting April 29th with an orientation session and concluding on June 10th.
A report of the thirs series is expected to be finalised by July and publicly available starting from August 2021. The final White Paper with recommendations related to progress towards implementing the recommendations outlined in the Turning FAIR into Reality report will be published in Autumn 2021.
The Synchonisation Force is lead by Ingrid Dillo and Marjan Grootveld (DANS), Simone Hodson (CODATA) and Sara Pittonet Gaiarin (Trust-IT Services) and includes representatives of all FAIRsFAIR Work Packages:
For information please contact Marjan Grootveld at DANS.