The Research Data Alliance and the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office are organizing the two-day workshop “Metadata for Machines” (M4M). The workshop’s primary objective is to find community consensus on strategic metadata issues. The two main organizers are Peter Wittenburg (RDA) and Erik Schultes (GO FAIR). Subsequent M4M workshops are expected to follow based on the community needs. Results from the M4M workshop will be summarized and disseminated throughout the community of GO FAIR Implementation Networks.