Want research in Europe to be more FAIR? Your views count! Please complete one or all of our surveys!
FAIRsFAIR Open Consultation is open - check the deadlines.


FAIRsFAIR is looking to assess the skills, practices, services and policies required to make  research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. 



If you support research data management or provide related services we’d like to hear from you. Your opinions will inform decision-making around FAIR governance in the European Science Cloud and we’ll help you implement them in your organisation.

There are three surveys available and each requires around 15-20 minutes of your time. Feel free to complete either or all of them!

SURVEY 1: FAIR POLICIES AND PRACTICES - deadline 27th September 2019

The purpose of this survey is to assess:

  • The different levels of maturity with regards to FAIR practices among disciplines.
  • The range of policies that influence the way that researchers work.
  • The sources of support currently available to researchers.

We seek input from a wide range of research support roles including repository managers, research data managers, policy makers, service providers, and data stewards. 

SURVEY 2: SEMANTICS AND INTEROPERABILITY - deadline 27th September 2019

This survey is targeted at those in technical service support roles such as data scientists, data stewards, architects, and developers. We’d like to know which formats, semantic artefacts, identifiers and software practices you see in the scientific community you work with. 

SURVEY 3: NEW! RESEARCH DATA AND FAIR DATA PRINCIPLES - deadline 31st October 2019 Deadline extended! 15th of November 2019

The European Universities Association (EUA), as part of the FAIRsFAIR project, has launched a survey, specifically aimed at the state of FAIR data at universities and higher education institutions, and focused on the availability and emergence of educational programmes relating to the FAIR principles.
This survey is targeted at university leadership or management staff, responsible for the development and implementation of research data management policies and plans. Universities that do not yet have such a plan are also encouraged to participate in the sections relevant to them.

The purpose of this survey is to address the following dimensions of research data management and the FAIR principles at higher education institutions:

  • the state and nature of institutional policies and support services for research data management;
  • the awareness of the FAIR principles for research data within universities;
  • the teaching of research data competences to students and researchers;
  • the level of awareness of and views on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

The anonymised survey data will be made available from a trusted repository for reuse and the links will also be provided here. FAIRsFAIR has been working in cooperation with several related initiatives including the EOSC 5B projects, the Group of European Data Experts in RDA (GEDE) the EOSC FAIR Working Group to avoid duplication of effort in our information collection. 

The deadline of the surveys n.1 and n.2 is Friday, 20th of September 2019 27th of September 2019 (new deadline) 
The deadline of the surveys n.3 is Thursday, 31st of October 2019  15th of November 2019 (new deadline) 

Thank you for your time! If you could pass this link on to a colleague we’d be most appreciative!



FAIR Policies and Practices: Survey

The call is now closed.

Updates on the outcomes will be published in this page.


Semantics and Interoperability: Survey

The call is now closed.

Updates on the outcomes will be published in this page.

Research data and FAIR data principles: Survey

The call is now closed.

Updates on the outcomes will be published in this page.