FAIR Data Repositories: Key Features Defined

01 April 2020

Input is invited on a draft report tabling the features of FAIR repositories. The report presents the results of the first year of Task 2.3 of the FAIRsFAIR project. 

FAIRsFAIR Report: Analysis of FAIR data production across disciplines and repositories in Europe

23 March 2020

Input is now sought by FAIRsFAIR on the report D3.2 FAIR Data Practice Analysis. The report documents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of practices to support FAIR data production across a broad range of research disciplines and research data repositories in Europe. The report also identifies priority themes for initial work in FAIRsFAIR to support ESFRI cluster and EOSC projects in FAIR culture change.

FAIRsFAIR Tables Preliminary Recommendations on Data Policy

17 March 2020

Input is now sought by FAIRsFAIR on draft data policy recommendations to support the realisation of a FAIR ecosystem in Europe. The recommendations are based on an analysis of the European data policy landscape (D3.3 Policy Enhancement Recommendations).

European Group of FAIR Champions Welcomes Six New Members

16 March 2020

Six FAIR data experts have been welcomed into the European Group of FAIR Champions as a result of the open call launched late in 2019. Now numbering 11 FAIR ambassadors from around Europe, the EGFC represent FAIRsFAIR stakeholders, provide advice on operational challenges, and promote the adoption of FAIR data policies.


FAIRsFAIR 2020 meeting and all related workshops POSTPONED

12 March 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the declaration by the World Health Organisation of a pandemic and consequent movement restrictions imposed in countries all around Europe, FAIRsFAIR is postponing the FAIRsFAIR 2020 meeting and all related workshops scheduled to take place from 28 to 30 April 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands until further notice. 

Persistent Identifiers and Interoperability: Outcomes from the FAIRsFAIR Survey of the European Scientific Data Landscape  

12 March 2020

The findings from the FAIRsFAIR investigation into persistent identifier usage and semantic interoperability across data infrastructures Europe-wide reveal a multiplicity of technical solutions and wide variation both within and between scientific domains. The report, based on a review of projects and landmarks listed by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and various Research Data Alliance (RDA) groups, is now available for perusal and comment.

"Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable"

03 March 2020

In a new article published on nature.com, CODATA President and GO FAIR co-lead Prof. Barend Mons has declared that it is irresponsible to support research but not data stewardship.

Let’s be FAIR! ALLEA presents recommendations for sustainable data sharing in the humanities

02 March 2020

A new ALLEA report provides key recommendations to make digital data in the humanities “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable”, in line with the FAIR principles. The document is designed as a practical guide to help scholars, research funders, professionals and policymakers navigate the shift towards a sustainable data sharing culture.

Information Sharing and Policy Alignment Key to FAIRsFAIR Role in EOSC Development: Outcomes from the Synchronisation Force 1st Meeting

28 February 2020

Increased information sharing, a common FAIR terminology, alignment of recommendations on FAIR policies, contribution to the definition of PID policies between FAIRsFAIR, the EOSC Working Groups and other projects are some of the outcomes documented in a report on their first workshop just published by the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force.

The Journey to CoreTrustSeal Certification Begins for Ten Repositories

14 February 2020

Representatives from ten data repositories received the first of two rounds of training in CoreTrustSeal certification at DANS in The Hague last week.