09 July 2020


Are you looking to make your repository content more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)? We have published a Draft Description of FAIRsFAIR's Transition Support Programme for Repositories and your contributions are invited.


FAIRsFAIR is working to better define good practice for repositories through our involvement in certification efforts that enable FAIR data. We have now drafted a proposed programme of transition support to help repositories adopt these emerging good practices. There is a focus on supporting FAIR data provision, improving the handling and integration of metadata, and increasing the emphasis on data stewardship to ensure data remains FAIR in the long term. 

Please help us to shape the work we will do over the remainder of the project to develop and provide support for repositories of all types. In particular we are looking for your feedback on:

  • the recommended actions - do these reflect your repository mission and aims? Have we missed something?
  • the support that FAIRsFAIR could provide - are some of the suggested support areas more helpful for your repository than others? Is there anything missing?

From the feedback we receive, FAIRsFAIR will prioritise its activities to develop guidance and provide support. The prioritised plan will be shared in the final version in October 2020 (D3.5 Transition Support Programme for Repositories).


The draft document is accessible in ZENODO here and a working version is available here. Please share your feedback with us before August 21, 2020 using the ‘Suggesting’ mode in the working version.

If you are interested in collaborating with FAIRsFAIR to review and/or use our support materials as they are developed, please contact us.

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