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GO FAIR US Workshop series: FAIR for US

This article was written by Melissa Cragin from the US GO FAIR office.

Across four sessions in February and March, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and GO FAIR US held the FAIR for US workshop. Designed to gather broad community input to inform directions and priorities for FAIR capacity building and implementation across the US research ecosystem, the invitational meeting welcomed participants from academia, government agencies, and other research organizations. Sessions covered

  • Setting the Stage
  • International Initiatives to Consider
  • Domain Sciences and Community-led Initiatives
  • Models of Community-led Activities and Resource Considerations

There was a slate of terrific plenary talks, and a panel that addressed successes and challenges across a variety of science disciplines. Speakers from the international session covered several organizations and projects that are of interest as models or opportunities for new collaboration and partnerships. Susanna-Assunta Sansone, FAIR StRePo IN Coordinator, spoke on a range of FAIR-related activities and presented Elixir; Elena Wössner introduced the National Research Data Infrastructure effort in Germany; and, Erik Flikkenschild presented on efforts at the GO FAIR Foundation to lead organizational change and the VODAN Africa initiative.

While materials are available only to attendees, we have begun work on a scoping report that will be published by summer.

Support for the workshop was provided by SDSC and NSF (award # 2138314).

For more information, please contact Melissa Cragin at SDSC (mcragin@sdsc.edu).