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FAIRsFAIR seeks up to 10 repositories to be supported in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification. FAIRsFAIR support to selected data repositories includes:

  • A limited financial incentive of up to €10,000 per data repository to prepare for and undergo a CoreTrustSeal certification application. This incentive can be used for implementing improvements towards achieving certification, paying the CoreTrustSeal administrative fee, or for travel to the training and consultancy workshops offered. It is not meant as structural funding. Half of the funding will be provided to data repositories after successful completion of the application and selection process, and half after being certified (ultimate date of data repository certification before October 2021);
  • Dedicated guidance for internal self-assessments of CoreTrustSeal application, that will be test peer-reviewed by experts as preparation for formal submission to the CoreTrustSeal certification process;
  • Certification process support by a multidisciplinary expert team that organises at least two face-to-face training and consultancy workshops in 2020 and 2021 for selected data repositories to attend, as far as possible organized back-to-back with other major EOSC events;
  • Peer-community support of mature data repositories that are selected for the second support initiative of this call.  

FAIRsFAIR will monitor the self-assessment and certification process of selected data repositories throughout the duration of the project.

For whom?

To be eligible for this support and funding, your European repository ...:

  • … is not yet listed as a Certified Repository;
  • … aims to preserve digital research data for the long term;
  • … focuses on the re-use of this data;
  • ... has a Designated Community target group. The repository must be able to identify which user group or user community is the driver for their data curation and preservation expectations. It must be able to demonstrate that it understands their community needs.

How will your repository and its stakeholders benefit?

  • Develop and professionalize your data repository;
  • Improve the quality and transparency of repository processes;
  • Increase awareness of and compliance with established standards;
  • Contribute to establishing repository requirements in the light of the FAIR Principles implementation;
  • Make use of expertise offered by peers.


For more information on "Support to towards increasing repository interoperability: Open Call for Participation", please click here


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