Today, 20 July 2020, the EOSC Executive Board has published an open consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation, which closes on 31st of August 2020, asks for the input of EOSC communities and beyond in setting out the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud.
FAIRsFAIR has published seveteen minimum viable FAIRsFAIR Data Object Assessment Metrics for the systematic assessment of FAIR data objects. Community feedback on these metrics is urgently sought and can be offered via a dedicated web page which simplifies the process. The closing date for feedback is 31 December.
Input is now sought on the report D4.2 Repository Certification Mechanism: Extended Requirements and Procedures which aligns the characteristics of FAIR digital objects and the repositories that enable FAIRness through the application of the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements and a capability/maturity evaluation approach.
On 20th July, the EOSC Executive Board will open a public consultation aimed at defining the priorities of the future Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The input received via the consultation will be used to draft the SRIA 1.0 document that will be published before the end of the year to accompany the MoU which will be signed between the EOSC Association and the European Commission, to officially kick-off the EOSC co-programmed partnership.
FAIRsFAIR has published a Draft Transition Support Programme for Repositories and your contributions are invited.
FAIRsFAIR has published D3.4 Recommendations on practice to support FAIR data principles and the document is now open for community comment.
Last call to Apply for the FAIRsFAIR Open Call for European Champions. Applications open till 31st August 2020. The FAIRsFAIR European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC) is a highly visible group of experts and inspired influencers engaged on making FAIR data in Europe a reality. It is composed by scientific experts and “doers” in the field of FAIR data. Each EGFC member represents a different stakeholder group and provides advice on operational challenges and policies to improve the adoption of FAIR practices in different scientific communities in Europe.
FAIRsFAIR has launched FAIR-Aware, an online tool which helps researchers and data managers assess their level of awareness of the requirements for making datasets findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) before uploading them into a data repository.
A new article published in PLOS Computational Biology and entitled Ten simple rules for making training materials FAIR is of considerable interest and relevance to the research community.