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The GO FAIR International Support & Coordination Office (GFISCO) was founded by Germany, France and the Netherlands. Each of the founding countries has its own international office. GFISCO is established to guide both starting and existing Implementation Networks.

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

The Team

Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann
Anja Busch
Ines Drefs
Silvia Wissel
Katharina Kriegel


Katharina Kriegel

3rd „Germany GOes FAIR“-Workshop
May 15, 2019, Cologne
Ways for the German Community to Contribute to GO FAIR. Links: Agenda (in German only)registration (in German)

LIBER 2019
June 26-28, 2019, Dublin (Ireland)
Poster presentation of the GO FAIR Initiative by Anja Busch

Fiesole 2019
April 3-5, 2019, Florence (Italy)
Ines Drefs will present „The GO FAIR Initiative: An Open and Inclusive Eco-system for FAIR Pioneers” on April 4 in the session “Examining Library Initiatives in Open Science”.

INEXDA Workshop
April 9-10, 2019, Frankfurt/ Main
Presentation of the GO FAIR Initiative by Ines Drefs

Conquaire Workshop on Data Quality and Reproducibility
April 3, 2019, Bielefeld
Presentation of the GO FAIR initiative by Silvia Wissel

General Online Research (GOR 19)
March 6-8, 2019, Cologne
Ines Drefs attends GOR19 in Cologne (Germany) to present a poster on “Making Online Research Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR)” (March 7).

GO FAIR Personal Health Train Implementation Network German Chapter Workshop
February 12, 2019, Berlin
This workshop presents the Personal Health Train implementation network (IN) and explains how to actively join and collaboratively work on solutions for the German chapter of this IN.

Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 18472
November 18-21, 2018, Dagstuhl
Organizers: Natalia Manola (University of Athens, GR), Andrea Scharnhorst (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, NL), Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW – Dt. Zentralbib. Wirtschaftswissenschaften, DE), Peter Wittenburg (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility – Garching, DE)

Focus on Open Science– Chapter X: Vienna
November 16, 2018, Vienna
At this conference, organized by Scientific Knowledge Services, the library at TU Wien, and in collaboration with UCL PREss and LIBER, Ines Drefs will give a poster presentation about the GO FAIR initiative.

DINI-Jahrestagung 2018
November 6, 2018, Bielefeld
Monika Linne: How to go FAIR?

Forschungsdatenmanagement – künftige Entwicklungen und aktuelle Fragen der Wissenschaft
October 17, 2018, Berlin
Klaus Tochtermann will present GO FAIR and explain how to become part of the initiative.

Beilstein Open Science Symposium: Making Science Fair
October 8-10, 2018, Rüdesheim
Monika Linne will present the GO FAIR initiative with a focus on the three pillars GO CHANGE, GO BUILD, GO TRAIN and how interested parties can join by forming an Implementation Network.

European Computer Science Summit: Informatics Transforms and Renews
October 9, 2018, Gothenburg
In his presentation “Towards the European Open Science Cloud – The role of Computer Science” Klaus Tochtermann will share the experiences made during the German contribution to the European Open Science Cloud, namely the GeRDI project, and during the international GO FAIR initiative.

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2018 (DI4R)
October 9-11, 2018, Lisbon (Portugal)
Ines Drefs will share the GO FAIR office’s experience with building community-specific, pan-European infrastructures based on communities of excellence, so-called Implementation Networks.

Open-Access-Tage 2018
September 24-26, 2018, Graz (Austria)
Monika Linne: GO FAIR: Eine länder- und disziplinübergreifende Initiative zur Verbesserung der Auffindbarkeit, Zugänglichkeit, Interoperabilität und Wiederverwendbarkeit von Forschungsdaten

Nationaler GO FAIR-Workshop “GO BUILD – GO TRAIN – GO CHANGE”: Mitwirkungspotenziale für deutsche Fachcommunities
September 19, 2018, Berlin
Themenschwerpunkte: Vorstellung von GO FAIR & Beteilungsmöglichkeiten an der Initiative, Arbeitsgruppen zu den drei Handlungsfeldern GO BUILD, GO TRAIN, GO CHANGE
Links: Agenda & Anmeldung

107. Deutscher Bibliothekartag
June 14, 2018, Berlin
Klaus Tochtermann: GO FAIR – Eine Initiative zum fairen Umgang mit Forschungsdaten

April 19, 2018, Berlin
Workshop: “Data Sharing”
Monika Linne: Presentation of the GO FAIR initiative

RDA 11th Plenary: Opening Plenary Session
March 21, 2018, Berlin
Klaus Tochtermann: Relationship of European e-infrastructure initiatives (EOSC, GO FAIR) to global activities