The governance bodies of FAIRsFAIR – its General Assembly, Executive Committee and Project Coordination Office – are assisted by a pan project Synchronisation Force for providing appropriate coordination and interaction with all stakeholders. The main task of the Synchronisation Force is the organisation of three focused workshops, for developing and tracking an effective uptake strategy to facilitate adoption of FAIR, while ensuring synchronisation with other initiatives, projects and the EOSC governance.

The Synchronisation Force will liaise with the Expert Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC) and the five ESFRI Clusters (PANOSC, SSHOC, ENVRI-FAIR, ESCAPE and EOSC-Life), as well as the thematic and regional EOSC projects (‘5b’): SYNERGY, NORDIC, EOSC-PILLAR, NI4OS-EUROPE, EXPANDS. In the framework of the Collaboration Agreement between FAIRsFAIR and EOSCSecretariat, the Synchronisation Force will  provide input for the EOSC Executive Board Working Groups on ‘Landscape’, ‘FAIR’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Architecture’, ‘Rules of Participation’ at appropriate moments. Representatives of the EGFC, the ESFRI Clusters and the EOSC WGs will be invited as participants in the workshops.

Building upon the recommendations of the FAIR Expert group ‘Turning FAIR into reality’, the reports of the workshops will serve as input for a White Paper on FAIR.

The Synchonisation Force is supported by DANS, CODATA and Trust-IT Services (for information please contact Marjan Grootveld at DANS).

FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force Members

WP 2

  Jessica Parland-von Essen and Josefine Nordling, CSC

WP 3

  Joy Davidson and Angus Whyte, DCC

WP 4

  Ilona von Stein, DANS and Hervé L’Hours, University of Essex

WP 5

  Sara Pittonet, Trust-IT Services and Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe

WP 6

  Brian Matthews, STFC and Hugh Shanahan, Royal Holloway University of London

WP 7

  Lennart Stoy, EUA, and Bregt Saenen