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FAIRsFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. FAIRsFAIR will play a key role in the development of global standards for FAIR certification of repositories and the data within them contributing to those policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure.

In the end, FAIRsFAIR will provide a platform for using and implementing the FAIR principles in the day to day work of European research data providers and repositories. FAIRsFAIR will also deliver essential FAIR dimensions of the Rules of Participation (RoP) and regulatory compliance for participation in the EOSC. The EOSC governance structure will use these FAIR aligned RoPs to establish whether components of the infrastructure function in a FAIR manner.

Synchronisation Force

Integrating FAIR Activities EOSC-wide

Synch Force

Ultimately held online between 29 April until 11 June 2020 as a series of eight sessions, the second workshop of the Synchronisation Force aimed to measure progress towards implementing the recommendations outlined in the Turning FAIR into Reality report.

The full report is now available for download

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Repositories selected for FAIRsFAIR support

Articles & Publications

FAIRsFAIR at FAIR for Facilities Workshop from ExPaNDS - A blogpost by Elizabeth Newbold

At the beginning of October, FAIRsFAIR participated in the workshop FAIR for Facilities organised the ExPaNDS project. FAIR for Facilities concentrated on what FAIR means for those working in the...

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The Journey to FAIR: Advice from the FAIRsFAIR Experts

Formally appointed on 3 June 2019, the experts meet periodically to provide guidance on FAIRsFAIR activities implementation. The last meeting was organised on 23 September where the HLAC provided...

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Emerging skillsets and incentive structure for FAIR research. Blog post by Josefine Nordling and Marjan Grootveld

The EOSC Symposium week (19-22 October) included lots of interesting presentations on various EOSC related activities and I’m fairly sure there was something in it for all of us. As a member of two...

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The role of Publishers in implementing FAIR policies and practice in RDM: Interview with Joris van Rossum and Eefke Smit, STM Association

Highlights from a podcast interview with Joris van Rossum, Director for Research Data, International STM Association, and Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, International STM...

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