Building on the results from the first and second workshops and continuing the dialogue with its stakeholders, between Aptil 29th and June 10th FAIRsFAIR organised the third Synchronisation Force workshops as a series of online sessions . The oucomes are gathered in this report that provides an overview of activities being undertaken by projects involved in building a FAIR ecosystem for the European Open Science Cloud.
FAIRsFAIR has just published the “CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity Report”, an updated version of the previous CoreTrustSeal+FAIR Overview and the Draft Maturity Model Based on Extensions and-or Additions to CoreTrustSeal Requirements, both published in August 2020.
The aim of the FAIRification initiative for repositories run by the EOSC-Nordic project ( http://eosc-nordic.eu) is to integrate datasets, soſtware, publications, and other research outputs for researchers consistently and orderly. The way to do that is to adhere to the FAIR principles to make research data more reusable and science more transparent, efficient, and trustworthy. By doing so, the F-UJI tool developed by FAIRsFAIR was tested.
Community review is now open for the first draft of “How to be FAIR with your research data – a teaching and training handbook for higher education institutions”.
The consultation will close on 12 September 2021.
Springer Nature has published the white paper "The Future of FAIR: Highlights and reflections from the Better Research Through Better Data roundtable", which brings together an international cohort of research data professionals to celebrate the real-world impact of the FAIR data principles, and consider what will be next for research data and open science.
The draft working paper "FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community", released by EOSC-NORDIC, FAIRsFAIR, and SSHOC, seeks to present key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users.
The FAIRsFAIR project partners (PANGAEA , DANS , DCC) have developed FAIR-Aware, an online self-assessment tool with the aim to educate and raise awareness of researchers, data stewards or other professionals working with research data on making their data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) before depositing the data into a repository. The tool is now available for French speakers.
FAIRsFAIR is interested to learn about implementation stories related to the PID Graph and has set-up a simple survey to gather feedback from the community on how the notebooks have been used and what kinds of use cases folks would like to investigate. Deadline is July 22nd.
After its official kick-off last week, EOSC Future is going into high gear with the launch of a call for external evaluators. This call is seeking experts to evaluate a series of diverse grants to be awarded by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) over the course of the EOSC Future project. Though the call will remain open for submissions until June 2023, experts will be called on to evaluate grant applications as soon as October 2021.