Booksprint for FAIR Adoption Handbook for Universities
01 June 2021 - 10:00 to 10 June 2021 - 13:00

Announcing a Book Sprint for a Handbook for FAIR Implementation: June 1-10 2021 

What does implementing the FAIR data principles in universities mean in reality? How can it be rolled out on the ground among researchers and students? What are the expectations of doing this in a diverse multi-disciplinary environment? To start to solve these challenges, we are holding a Book Sprint in June to develop a handbook for practical implementation of FAIR in curricula and need the help of experts in a series of collaborative Book Sprints in June 2021. 


One of the aims of the FAIRsFAIR project is to foster and support the integration of FAIR content into the curricula of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Based on a landscape analysis and a job market analysis, FAIRsFAIR has developed a FAIR Competence Framework for Higher Education ( 

Making it Practical - What is Involved?

To translate the framework into material that supports HEIs in implementing it, the project will produce an Adoption Handbook for Universities - containing model courses, units and curricula as well as supporting materials. We believe that the Handbook will benefit from as wide and diverse input as possible and would therefore like to invite the community to participate in this process. The Sprints will involve: examining and reviewing the materials which are available to date and working together to develop model curricula, courses and learning units for different levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral) and from different perspectives (e.g. disciplinary, discipline-agnostic).


These events are only open to experts selected from the Open Call FAIR experts to join the Booksprint (application deadline: 3 May 2021). More info about the call here.


The series of events will include a kick-off meeting, four sprint sessions and a wrap-up. Sprinters don’t have to attend all sessions, but should at least participate in the kick-off event, one sprint session and the wrap-up meeting

  • 1 June 2021, 10:00-13:00 CEST (Kick-off)   
  • 2 June 2021, 14:00-17:00 CEST (Sprint session)
  • 4 June 2021, 10:00-13:00 CEST (Sprint session)
  • 8 June 2021, 10:00-13:00 CEST (Sprint session) 
  • 9 June 2021, 14:00-17:00 CEST (Sprint session) 
  • 10 June 2021, 10:00-13:00 CEST (Wrap-up)

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia:

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