Services to Support FAIR Data: From Recommendations to Actions

03 October 2019

Earlier this year, two workshops were held to formulate recommendations on how services and infrastructures can better support the implementation of the FAIR data principles1. The input and conclusions from both workshops were analysed to form the basis for a draft report 'Services to support FAIR data: Draft report and recommendations'. This Blog piece reports on the main outcomes of the third workshop organized during the Open Science Fair in Porto, Portugal, in collaboration with OpenAIRE, FAIRsFAIR, RDA Europe, FREYA, and EOSC-hub.

e-IRG to publish new policy document on National Nodes

27 September 2019

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) has officially published a new policy document titled “National Nodes – Getting organised; how far are we?” .The aim is to present a representative picture of the European e-Infrastructure landscape at its current state and to provide, on the basis of this analysis, a number of recommendations on how to efficiently implement the e-Infrastructure Commons in the form of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

FAIRsFAIR at EOSC Concertation Meeting

18 September 2019 to 23 September 2019

The first two-day workshop for projects which contribute to building the EOSC through H2020 took place in Brussels on 9 and 10 September 2019. About thirty projects were represented at the meeting. The goal of the workshop was to create awareness between projects and foster collaboration and exchange on important topics. FAIRsFAIR was represented by Ingrid Dillo, project coordinator, and Eliane Fankhauser, project manager.

Seventy-three European Data Repositories Seek FAIRsFAIR support

11 September 2019

A total of seventy-three data repositories met the 30 August deadline to apply for FAIRsFAIR support in implementing FAIR principles. 

Invitation to EUA-FAIRsFAIR Focus Groups on Research Data management and the FAIR data principles

22 August 2019

The European University Association association with FairsFair invites participation in two focus groups taking place later this year in Madrid and Amsterdam, with application deadlines expiring on 22 September and 4 October

FAIRsFAIR Open Call For European Champions

19 August 2019 to 01 August 2020

FAIRsFAIR has issued a call for experts from all scientific communities around Europe to join the European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC).  

Would you like Research in Europe to be more FAIR?

12 August 2019

Join the FAIRsFAIR Open Consultation on the Data Repository Landscape in Europe by 20th September 27th September (new deadline). The FAIR principles are about making research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Data born FAIR requires FAIR skills, practices and services governed by appropriate policies, but what could these be?

FAIRsFAIR Workshop at RDA P14 Event

08 August 2019

FairsFair is organising a workshop on October 22 to be held as a co-located event to the RDA plenary. Entitled “Building The Data Landscape of the Future: FAIR Semantics and FAIR Repositories”, the workshop will gather semantics experts, maintainers of semantic registries and data repositories, and representatives from infrastructures in a crucially important brainstorming session around homogenising data artefacts and repositories.

HDF5 European Workshop for Science and Industry

08 August 2019

The event is organised by PaNOSC (Photon and Neutron Science Cloud) in collaboration with the HDFGroup and takes place at the ESRF headquarters in Grenoble – France, on 17-18 September 2019. A Call for Abstracts has also been issued and is open until 23 August 2019.

FAIR data in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Ingrid Dillo's lecture at the National Library of Ireland

29 July 2019

Over the last decade making data available for broader re-use by other researchers and disciplines is becoming the norm. Researchers around the globe are confronted with growing research data management requirements imposed by funders and publishers. The majority of these researchers recognize the benefits of good research data management. But there are still issues to be tackled.