The following deliverables are now open for comments by the community.

CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity Report – We welcome your feedback

FAIRsFAIR has published the “CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity Report”, an updated version of the previous CoreTrustSeal+FAIR Overview and the Draft Maturity Model Based on Extensions and-or Additions to CoreTrustSeal Requirements, both published in August 2020. The report was written for data repositories and received feedback from CoreTrustSeal Board. It presents updates to the FAIRsFAIR alignment of CoreTrustSeal with repository characteristics that enable FAIR data. Though many of the CoreTrustSeal Requirements contribute to enabling FAIR data, each FAIR Principle is aligned with a single CoreTrustSeal Requirement to streamline the preparation of self-assessment statements and supporting evidence. In this text each “Requirement to Principle” mapping is presented alongside the current iteration of RDA FAIR  Data  Indicators  and  the  current  FAIR  tests  as  implemented  by  the  F-UJI  tool.  Together these provide all the context necessary for a repository to self-assess as a CoreTrustSeal TDR that enables FAIR data.

Your comments and suggestions regarding the current version will help us produce the most helpful report possible so please use the link below to access the report as a Google doc and insert your feedback directly.

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FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community EOSC-Nordic - by 30 September

FAIRsFAIR, SSHOC, and EOSC Nordic are all supporting digital repositories in their journey to achieve TDR status. When sharing experiences, the project teams found out that two fundamental TDR concepts are not always easy to understand: preservation and Designated Community. The draft working paper FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community was prepared in collaboration with the three projects. It seeks to present key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users. It seeks to provide context and define these concepts for audiences familiar with research data and technical data management systems but with less direct experience of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repositories. This is intended to help clarify which organisations are potential candidates to receive CoreTrustSeal TDR status and identify and support the types of organisations that may not be candidates but play a vital role in the data ecosystem.

  • The paper is open for public comments till 30 September. A public comment version is available in Google Document Format.


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M4.3 CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity

This milestone (M4.3) document updates the previous CoreTrustSeal+FAIR Overview and the Draft Maturity Model Based on Extensions and-or Additions to CoreTrustSeal Requirements (M4.2). The latter document provides extensive context and references component documents that provide the foundation for this work. 

The authors would like to thank the CoreTrustSeal Board for their valuable feedback on a pre-publication version of this text including alignments and target capabilities. The authors acknowledge that while recommending that repositories adopt this approach, no formal adoption and integration into the CoreTrustSeal requirements or processes can take place outside the scheduled, periodic community review process. 

D2.4 2nd Report on FAIR requirements for persistence and interoperability

One of three in a series, this report builds on the landscaping effort published in March 2020 as Persistent Identifiers and Interoperability: Outcomes from the FAIRsFAIR Survey of the European Scientific Data Landscape which reviewed and documented the state of FAIR in the European scientific data ecosystem, and identified commonalities and possible gaps in semantic interoperability, and the use of metadata and persistent identifiers across infrastructures. The new report is aimed specifically at an audience of researchers, data stewards, and service providers, and serves as an explanatory guide to the use of PIDs, metadata, and semantic interoperability.

D2.2 FAIR Semantics: First recommendations

This document is the first iteration of recommendations for making semantic artefact FAIR. These recommendations result from initial discussions during a brainstorming workshop organised by FAIRsFAIR as co-located event with the 14th RDA Plenary meeting in Helsinki. We are proposing 17 preliminary recommendations related to one or more of the FAIR principles and 10 best practice recommendations to improve the global FAIRness of semantic artefacts. These initial recommendations should not be considered as a gold standard but rather as a basis for discussion with the various stakeholders of the semantic community. 

D2.3 Set of FAIR data repositories features

This report presents the results of the first year of Task 2.3 from the FAIRsFAIR project. It gives guidelines to enable features for repositories which allow them not only to host FAIR digital objects, but also to be FAIR themselves. The recommendations were collected in the workshop “Building the data landscape of the future: FAIR Semantics and FAIR Repositories” (22 October 2019, Espoo Finland) that was hosted by this task together with the FAIRsFAIR task 2.2. It derived input from more than 70 participants from 6 communities: the European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR), the European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT), the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites (eLTER), and the Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science ( Pangea). The background of participants lied in infrastructures, research and libraries.

M2.7 Assessment Report on 'FAIRness of Services'

This report marks the first milestone of the task. It presents a survey of existing FAIR assessment frameworks, a proposed set of guiding principles and desiderata for the FAIR assessment framework that will be constructed, and three ‘FAIR service assessment’ case studies. We are seeking wide feedback on this report to inform subsequent work and, ultimately, feed into a FAIR assessment framework for data services that delivers clear direction and value to service owners and the community at large.

FAIRsFAIR has a Zenodo community where you can access these and other project outputs. Visit the community here.

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