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International Implementation Networks Meeting

  • 15 January 2019
  • 16 January 2019
  • Location: Rijnsburgerweg 10, Leiden, The Netherlands

On 15-16 January 2019, the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office will host the first annual international meeting of GO FAIR Implementation Networks.

Since the kick-off meeting in January of this year, GO FAIR has seen the emergence of 30+ implementation networks, now in various stages of development. Collectively, the INs span a broad range of disciplines including the sciences and the humanities, academic and commercial objectives, and represent more than 500 international organizations throughout Europe, the UK, the Nordic countries, the United States, Brazil, and China. This meeting will allow representatives of INs to meet, assess the existing FAIR resources and plan/coordinate FAIR implementation strategies within and between INs.

Preliminary agenda:

January 15th
10.30 Arrival and registration
11.00 Welcome, GO FAIR introduction, meeting objectives
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Plenary Session 1: Getting to know each other
– flash presentations of the INs (includes IN profiles, details forthcoming)
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Session 2: Identifying needs, challenges and synergies
– topical brainstorming in groups on synergies, patterns, overlaps based on the flash presentations
17.00 Session 2: Report out
18.00 Day 1: wrap-up
18.30 Social dinner hosted by GFISCO

January 16th
9.00 Day 2: Introduction and objectives
9.45 Coffee Break
10.00 Session 3: Parallel working sessions “IN progress”
– best practices (structured around common Community Challenges, details forthcoming)
– IN profiling and manifesto writing
12.00 Session 3: Report out
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Plenary Session 4: IN engagement within GO FAIR
– Engaging with funders and financing of INs
– Speaking with one ‘GO FAIR’ voice
– Participation in GO FAIR governance

14.30 Round of potential commitments and follow ups
15.00 Drinks and early departures
16.00 Expected end

GO FAIR Implementation Networks will receive regular information updates via their coordinator(s) in the run-up to the meeting.