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.
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.
CODATA recently completed a European Open Science Cloud co-creation project which explored the potential uses and applications of the draft Data Documentation Initiative Cross-Domain Integration (DDI-CDI) specification for EOSC.
The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science–South Africa is now underway! The School runs from 3 May to 9 July 2021 online, and is delivered by members of the CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science team working closely with a team of local organisers in South Africa.
RoRI has appointed the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research to help deliver the RoRI FAIRware project, an initiative to develop new open research tools. The project will benefit from input from expert groups within the FAIR research ecosystem including the GO FAIR Foundation, the European Commission’s FAIRsFAIR project, and the FAIRsharing.org team based at Oxford University, as well as RoRI’s extensive network of research funders and their grantees.
From 7 to 15 April FAIRsFAIR project insiders and external stakeholders alike had the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in all things FAIR thanks to a series of workshops and meetings that gathered together more than 400 participants (60% from Universities and Research Performing Organisations) from more than 50 countries.
The University of Trento is among the first universities to adhere to the memorandum of understanding of the Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) together with the Bicocca of Milan and the Sissa of Trieste to contribute to the development of the European data strategy.