The first in a series of FAIRsFAIR national roadshows kicked off in the Netherlands on 2 March 2021.
Funders and policy makers have strongly recommended the uptake of the FAIR principles in scientific data management. Several initiatives are working on the implementation of the principles and standardized applications to systematically evaluate data FAIRness. This paper presents practical solutions, namely metrics and tools, developed by the FAIRsFAIR project to pilot the FAIR assessment of research data objects in trustworthy data repositories.
Long-term preservation planning was the topic of a dedicated session offered during February to representatives from the ten repositories selected to receive assistance in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification,
A positive midterm review has confirmed that FAIRsFAIR is on a solid trajectory which is of direct relevance to European research policy and will provide a reference point for researchers, data professionals and infrastructure providers looking to turbocharge their practices.
Research Data Management best practice, data archives, FAIR and open data, and open science policy were the main topics of the online OpenAIRE Good Practice Exchange (GPE) programme organised by Ellen Leenarts and Elly Dijk of FAIRsFAIR coordinating partner DANS on 18 January 2021.
FAIRsFAIR has proposed an assessment framework for the FAIRness of services.
The EOSC SYNERGY project has launched a survey of datathon tool developers and users.
Policy makers looking to align their policies with the emergence of a FAIR ecosystem now have the opportunity to request support from the FAIRsFAIR project. An open call has been launched and applications are invited before 5 February 2021.
Capgemini Invent has published its sixth annual report measuring the level of open data maturity across Europe.
A new report presents tools and processes being implemented by EOSC research projects to assess and certify FAIRness in digital objects and data repositories.