Join FAIRsFAIR Open Consultation on FAIR Data Policies and Practices in Europe, which is open until 20th September 2019

The FAIR principles are about making research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Data born FAIR requires FAIR skills, practices and services governed by appropriate policies, but what could these be?

These surveys are part of the FAIRsFAIR project to assess the current landscape and to develop recommendations to enable and promote FAIR policies and practices. They will feed FAIRsFAIR recommendation reports on semantics and data practices to be shared with EOSC governance bodies. If you  support research data management (RDM) and sharing within your organisation or provide RDM services, you can help us by answering one of them! 


FAIR policies and practices

To whom? Researchers, Repository managers and data practitioners 

The survey on policies and practices focuses on the range of policies influencing the way that researchers work,  what motivates researchers when sharing data and metadata, and what sources of support are currently available. 

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Semantics and interoperability

To whom? Data curators, architects, developers

The survey on semantics, metadata and software is This survey is targeted towards those working in more technical service support roles a more technical one e.g data curators, architects, developers. Here we want to know what kind of formats, semantic artefacts, identifiers and software practices you see in the scientific community you work with. This survey is targeted towards those working in more technical service support roles.

Start the survey here


Please, help us by picking one of the surveys. Choose the one you feel most comfortable answering according to your profile and please feel free to share with colleagues at your organisation. You are welcome to complete more than one survey if you wish! Each should take a maximum of 15-20 minutes to complete. We are grateful for your support in helping  to make the Research in Europeworld a bit more FAIR!


A survey specifically aimed at the state of FAIR data at universities and higher education institutions will be launched by the European Universities Association (EUA) as part of the FAIRsFAIR project in September 2019. This survey will focus on the availability and emergence of educational programmes relating to the FAIR principles. 

The anonymised survey data will be made available from a trusted repository for reuse and the links will also be provided here. FAIRsFAIR has been working in cooperation with several related initiatives including the EOSC 5B projects, the Group of European Data Experts in RDA (GEDE) the EOSC FAIR Working Group to avoid duplication of effort in our information collection. 

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