24 March 2020

Hervé L’Hours, Repository & Preservation Manager at the UK Data Archive recently took part in the first FAIRsFAIR project workshop, which he looks back on. Re-reading a draft from February about travelling to offer face-to-face support seems like a million years ago now.  Though we’re all moving to purely online modes of support the need for FAIR and Open research data in trustworthy repositories is clearer than ever. The most important point is that these infrastructures are ultimately made of people.

09 March 2020

As part of the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), FAIRsFAIR ran a half day workshop to share practical suggestions on how to support a FAIR data culture. The fully booked session took place on the morning of February 17, 2020 at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. 

10 February 2020

The annual EOSC Symposium is the premier event in the EOSC calendar and unites stakeholders around intense discussion over three full and stimulating days.  During the 2019 evemt, the FAIRsFAIR team actively contributed to five sessions around FAIR practices, FAIR metrics, FAIR skills and training, the certification of FAIR services, and semantic interoperability across infrastructures.  The proceedings from these sessions and the key takeaways from the ensuing discussions are presented in the report below.

08 January 2020

The report by FAIRsFAIR, RDA Europe, OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, FREYA, is an output of three workshops designed to explore, discuss and formulate such recommendations and is aimed at stakeholders in the scholarly world and particularly the EOSC Governance.

19 December 2019

Participants from universities across Europe gathered at the University of Amsterdam in November to dialogue about the development and implementation of data-related competences and the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles in higher education curricula.

09 December 2019

While all eyes were on Budapest during the week of the EOSC Symposium, there was a flurry of FAIR-related activity in the Netherlands. Marjan Grootveld from DANS provided this report.

18 November 2019

Twenty-five representatives from higher education institutes gathered at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in October to share insights on the challenges associated with implementing FAIR principles. 

18 October 2019

Five workshops were co-organised by FAIRsFAIR,  OpenAIRE, FIT4RRI and EOSCSecretariat.eu during OS Fair 2019 in Porto, and united a variety of user perspectives around aspects of Open Science, scholarly communication in national settings, and FAIR implementation. The key learning points and outcomes are summarised here.

17 October 2019

In September, more than 400 representatives from libraries, data repositories, and regional or national archives gathered at the EYE Film Museum on the Amsterdam waterfront for iPRES, the International Conference on Digital Preservation. The event was hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. FAIRsFAIR was also present. Marjan Grootveld (DANS) provided this report on highlights from the event.

11 October 2019

FAIRsFAIR Champion and earth science data specialist Dr. Tobias Weigel comments on the proceedings at OSFair 2019.