FAIRsFAIR Interview with Sarah Jones, EOSC Engagement Manager at Géant, EOSC Association Director

We have talked about the report of the third FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force workshop with Sarah Jones, member of the EOSC Board of Directors.


Practical implementation of FAIR-related content in university curricula and teaching

On 12 October 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised a workshop on the “Practical implementation of FAIR-related content in university curricula and teaching”. The event focused on presenting and gathering feedback on the draft adoption handbook ““How to be FAIR with your Data – A teaching and training handbook for higher education institutions”, which had been created by a group of about 40 collaborators during a series of book sprint events in June 2021 and a subsequent editorial process.


FAIRsFAIR at the Open Science FAIR

How to communicate FAIR? How to spark up a conversation on FAIR with your audience? How to assess one’s knowledge of FAIR? To answer these and other questions, Maaike Verburg and Linas Cepinskas from DANS recently delivered two demo sessions at the 3rd Open Science Fair Conference.


FAIRsFAIR’s contribution to EOSC: sustainable solutions for a FAIR Open Science ecosystem

How do we ensure a FAIR sustainable EOSC ecosystem? How can we ensure that the value we have created, built by, for and endorsed by the communities it serves remains valuable and alive? Who will ensure that the essential resources needed to feed these services and infrastructure are not depleted?


Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation. Good practices from universities across Europe.

On 20 September 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised the workshop “Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation. Good practices from universities across Europe” during the Open Science Fair 2021. The event offered participants the opportunity to discuss a preliminary analysis of good practices from universities across Europe that are being gathered by the project partners, highlighting the drivers, impact and implementation steps behind initiatives taken by institutions to integrate Research Data Management (RDM) and FAIR data skills in university curricula.


FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training Series - Poland

The CODATA-RDA Schools instructors together with FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy and Gdańsk University of Technology Library and the Open Science Competence Center, created in the framework of Bridge of Data project (MOST DANYCH project) at Gdańsk Tech Library, delivered a three day train-the-trainer workshop, from 6th to 10th September 2021.


Training the trainers: Data Management and FAIR data principles in university curricula

On 15 September 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised a workshop on “Training the trainers: Data Management and FAIR data principles in university curricula”. The event addressed needs and challenges encountered by teachers and trainers of research data management (RDM) and FAIR data principles in higher education institutions, providing participants with a platform for discussion and mutual learning.


NORF collaborates with FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy on Data Stewardship training

In mid-July, Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF), FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy delivered a three-day workshop to support the development of data stewardship skills among staff in higher education institutions and other research performing organisations in Ireland.


An Overview of FAIRsFAIR Competence Centre

The FAIRsFAIR Competence Centre is a shared hub of expertise in implementing FAIR principles, offering leadership, coordination and services to connect relevant people, guidance, learning resources and curricula in different thematic areas. It serves as a nexus between the FAIRsFAIR project and research communities for a two-way communication, and a source of knowledge about how FAIR competences can be enhanced in ways relevant to their research data practices.



In 2021 we mark five years since publication of the FAIR data principles. The concept of FAIR data has been instrumental in bringing open science and research data to the attention of the research community, as well as to the broader group of stakeholders involved in facilitating, managing and disseminating research.