FAIRsFAIR at the Open Science FAIR

How to communicate FAIR? How to spark up a conversation on FAIR with your audience? How to assess one’s knowledge of FAIR? To answer these and other questions, Maaike Verburg and Linas Cepinskas from DANS recently delivered two demo sessions at the 3rd Open Science Fair Conference.


FAIRsFAIR’s contribution to EOSC: sustainable solutions for a FAIR Open Science ecosystem

How do we ensure a FAIR sustainable EOSC ecosystem? How can we ensure that the value we have created, built by, for and endorsed by the communities it serves remains valuable and alive? Who will ensure that the essential resources needed to feed these services and infrastructure are not depleted?


FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training Series - Poland

The CODATA-RDA Schools instructors together with FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy and Gdańsk University of Technology Library and the Open Science Competence Center, created in the framework of Bridge of Data project (MOST DANYCH project) at Gdańsk Tech Library, delivered a three day train-the-trainer workshop, from 6th to 10th September 2021.


NORF collaborates with FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy on Data Stewardship training

In mid-July, Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF), FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy delivered a three-day workshop to support the development of data stewardship skills among staff in higher education institutions and other research performing organisations in Ireland.


An Overview of FAIRsFAIR Competence Centre

The FAIRsFAIR Competence Centre is a shared hub of expertise in implementing FAIR principles, offering leadership, coordination and services to connect relevant people, guidance, learning resources and curricula in different thematic areas. It serves as a nexus between the FAIRsFAIR project and research communities for a two-way communication, and a source of knowledge about how FAIR competences can be enhanced in ways relevant to their research data practices.



In 2021 we mark five years since publication of the FAIR data principles. The concept of FAIR data has been instrumental in bringing open science and research data to the attention of the research community, as well as to the broader group of stakeholders involved in facilitating, managing and disseminating research.


Data Stewardship Training - Belgium

The CODATA-RDA Schools instructors together with FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy and Ghent University delivered a three day train-the-trainer workshop in June to support the development of data stewardship skills among staff in universities and other research institutions in Belgium.


Increasing your FAIR share as a repository in 2021

On June 7, FAIRsFAIR offered a workshop at the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2021). The 90-minute workshop was proposed as a joint endeavor of WP3 (Policy & Practice) and WP4 (Certification), aimed at repository managers, research data librarians and data stewards.


Integrating FAIR data competences in doctoral education programmes

On 26 and 27 May 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised the workshop “FAIR data competences in doctoral education programmes”. The event offered an opportunity for participants from universities across Europe to discuss the specific needs and challenges of Research Data Management (RDM) and FAIR competences and skills at the doctoral level, as well as share experiences about their practical adoption in doctoral education programmes.


National policy and support actions for research data skills - impact and experiences: outcomes from the FAIRsFAIR & OpenAIRE stakeholder Workshop

FAIRsFAIR and OpenAIRE organised a joint workshop on April 28th aimed to discuss the role of national-level initiatives to advance skills development for research data management. At a European level, the emerging European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) provides impetus for skills development. However, the recent report of the EOSC Working Group on Skills & Training finds that national skills policy is usually fragmented or underdeveloped when concerning skills for research data and data-intensive research. The workshop aimed to take stock of the national initiatives and discuss good practices, impact and ways forward for such initiatives.