Information Sharing and Policy Alignment Key to FAIRsFAIR Role in EOSC Development: Outcomes from the Synchronisation Force 1st Meeting

28 February 2020

Increased information sharing, a common FAIR terminology, alignment of recommendations on FAIR policies, contribution to the definition of PID policies between FAIRsFAIR, the EOSC Working Groups and other projects are some of the outcomes documented in a report on their first workshop just published by the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force.

The Journey to CoreTrustSeal Certification Begins for Ten Repositories

14 February 2020

Representatives from ten data repositories received the first of two rounds of training in CoreTrustSeal certification at DANS in The Hague last week.

Persistence and Interoperability: Have Your Say

20 January 2020

The main findings from the FairsFair report on FAIR requirements for persistence and interoperability will be presented and discussed at a webinar to be held on 11 February.

First call to join the European Group of FAIR Champions! Apply till 31st January!

10 January 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.

First Deliverables on Landscape Analysis, FAIR Requirements & Competence Centre are now available

07 January 2020

Some of the recent FAIRsFAIR deliverables are available for consultation. Read more.

FAIRsFAIR Announces Outcome of Open Calls for Data Repositories

11 December 2019

As a result of the Open Calls published last summer, twenty-two data repositories will receive support from FAIRsFAIR in achieving CoreTrustSeal Certification or in improving the FAIRness of their data.

"When the resource is FAIR, machines know what it means"

25 November 2019

CODATA President Barend Mons has issued a statement reminding us that FAIR data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable first and foremost by machines. 

FAIR Semantics and FAIR Repositories - FAIRsFAIR co-located event at RDA P14

12 November 2019

At the RDA 14 Plenary in Finland at the end of October, FAIRsFAIR contributed a full-day brainstorming session dedicated to remedying the shortcomings for FAIRness and interoperability of current semantic resources/artifacts and data repositories. Semantics experts, maintainers of semantic registries and data repositories, and representatives from infrastructures were invited to participate.

The layered cake of FAIR coordination: how many is too many?

31 October 2019

FAIRsFAIR Champions Alastair Dunning and Susanna-Assunta Sansone teamed up with Marta Teperek to write an article which was partly inspired by their attendance at OSFair 2019 and has just been published at Read the article here

EOSC in the Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things

28 October 2019

A comprehensive guide to FAIR in the European Open Sciences Cloud (EOSC) now features in the Library Carpentry Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things.

The guide was created by FAIRsFAIR partners in collaboration with ELIXIR during the Library Carpentry-Mozilla Global Sprint in May 2019 and forms part of a growing collection of compact, stand-alone mini-guides designed to help the research community understand how they can make their research data and software FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.