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Polish DSCC IN Chapter wins best poster at IATUL 2022

The Polish Chapter of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers IN won the “Irmgard Lankenau Poster Prize” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Association of University Libraries. The poster introduces the mission of the chapter, its structure, communication tools and current activities of the Polish Chapter. In their poster…

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GO Unite!-Spring 2022 Workshop: Recap

The GO FAIR Implementation Network GO Unite! is an interactive forum of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers (DSCC) in which the German research data management (RDM) community connects with each other across disciplines. The contents of GO Unite! are provided by the community and are defined and processed beyond formal…

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Open training material collection on RDM topics online

Authors: Christiane Stork (Center for Research Data Management – TU WIEN), Samah Jaber (FAIR Office Austria – TU WIEN) & Tereza Kalová (FAIR Office Austria – University of Vienna) The Training Task Force of the FAIR Data Austria project has created an Open Educational Resources (OER) package for Research Data…

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Implementation of FAIR Practices in Denmark – Launch of Danish GO FAIR Office

DeiC is launching the Danish GO FAIR office on Monday, 13 June 2022, 14.30 – 16.00, with presentations of the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) and the initiatives and offers by the Danish GO FAIR Office to support implementation of the FAIR Principles in practice in Denmark.…

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FAIRsFAIR Implementation story: Leveraging machine-actionable DMPs to build RDM infrastructures

Article written by Samah Jaber, FAIR Office Austria The work on DAMAP and the FAIR Data Austria (FDA) project are featured in an implementation story published by the FAIRsFAIR project. The work supports “Turning FAIR into Reality” as recommended in the EC Expert Group on FAIR report. The FAIRsFAIR Implementation…

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Launch of GO FAIR Agro Brazil Network to Promote Reuse of Agriculture Data

This article was written by Graziella Galinari (Embrapa Digital Agriculture). The thematic network dedicated to promoting the governance and management of Brazilian agricultural data, the GO FAIR Agro Brazil Network, was officially launched on April 12, 2022 during a virtual event that brought together 130 professionals from the agricultural sciences,…

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VODAN Africa To Deploy Digital Health Systems Across Africa

This article was written by Obinna Osigwe, and was originally published on 15 April 2022 on the VODAN Africa website. VODAN-Africa Health System is being deployed across 88 health facilities in 8 African countries. The leadership of the VODAN-Africa project decided this in its Tuesday meeting on April 12th, 2022.…

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Webinar “FAIR for Sensitive Data”: A Short Recap

Article written by Samah Jaber, FAIR Office Austria On Wednesday 23 March 2022, more than 45 participants, many of them researchers from the health domain, took the opportunity to learn about managing sensitive data. Image: license-free, Pexels In the two-hour webinar, speakers from SBA Research, FAIR Office Austria and TU…

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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…

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FAIR Digital Objects Forum: March 2022 Bulletin

The FDO Forum published its March 2022 Bulletin. Check it out, and learn about its recent activities, and how to get engaged:

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GO FAIR Brazil: New Open Science Tools & Courses for the Brazilian academic community

GO FAIR Brazil reports: From the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT): CRIS (Current Research Information Systems) aim to aggregate information from different databases to provide reports and consolidated data for researchers to analyse. The BrCris project is developing a CRIS platform to provide tools for the…

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Reproducibility in AI, and What Computing Professionals Should Know for Supporting Researchers

This article was written by Kevin Coakley and Alexandra Andreiu. It was published on 28 January 2022 on the GO FAIR US website. The “r” in FAIR— which stands for reusable— has always been confused with reproducibility. Although the two have different meanings and usable definitions, they are indeed closely…

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BiodiFAIRse establishes new concept to better scale workflows

Toward an international Biodiversity essential variables data implementation framework as a new BiodiFAIRse roadmap for the GOSC initiative Faced with the biodiversity crisis and its impact on humanity (see Cardinale et al., 2012), a new GOSC case study proposal will capitalize on the first (2019-2021) BiodiFAIRse investigation (see slides from…

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Polish Working Group of the DSCC IN established

The official inauguration of the Polish Working Group of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network (DSCC-IN PL) took place on 03 December 2021. The workshop was an accompanying event for the 5th edition of the Pomeranian Open Science Conference held in Gdańsk (Poland) on 02 December 2021. The conference,…

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GO FAIR US December Newsletter out now

Don't miss the December edition of the GO FAIR US newsletter! In this month's edition you will learn about a new training resource developed by Earthcube that will help researchers to make their materials more FAIR. You will also get to know to the GO BUILD Pillar Chairs in the…

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GO Unite! Community Workshop – A Recap

On 21 October 2021, the second GO Unite! meeting of 2021 took place. 42 participants from different local, institutional, and domain-specific research data management institutions gathered to talk about the activities of the three GO Unite! working groups and to discuss about new common requirements, topics and challenges of the…

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FAIR Data in Social Sciences and Humanities: a Triple Open Science Training Session

Karla Avanço, one of the IN Coordinators from the CO-OPERAS IN, reports in her blog post on The road to FAIR from a training session on how to make data FAIR in the Social Sciences and Humanities. This Triple project training took place on 15 September 2021, and was presented…

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Repositories Enabling FAIR: Three Austrian Universities Go For InvenioRDM

Article written by Barbara Sánchez and Maximilian Moser, both TU Wien Center for Research Data Management. TU Wien together with the Graz University of Technology and the University of Vienna host the FAIR Office Austria. Since Zenodo established itself as a very popular research data repository, interest in hosting their…

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Polish Data Steward School 2021 – 2nd Edition

Article written by Maria Pawlowska, member of the DSCC IN Last year, with considerable help from the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office, we were thrilled to be able to organize the first edition of the Polish Data Steward School. The 12 data stewards we trained then are already…

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FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) Forum IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s Implementation Networks: FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) Forum IN. The FDO Forum IN is a group of international experts from relevant research institutions and infrastructure initiatives committed to specify FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) and its components and to foster the implementation of…

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US GO FAIR office awarded grant for GO FAIR Symposium

San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services (RDS) Chief Strategist Melissa Cragin (principal investigator) and RDS Division Director Christine Kirkpatrick (co-principal investigator) were recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to fund a GO FAIR symposium in the next several months. The production of FAIR (Findable, Accessible,…

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CO-OPERAS IN launches blog and releases preprint on FAIRification services

The CO-OPERAS Implementation Network is continusly making an effort to reach the FAIR community. Focusing on scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain, the CO-OPERAS has recently released a preprint version of a paper on Zenodo and launched a blog. The paper FAIRifying a scholarly publishing service:…

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FAIR Implementation Profile: 3-part video series

Erik Schultes introduced the FAIR Implementation Profile (FIP) in a three-part video series produced by MyScienceWork. Part 1: Introduction and story behind the FIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGzMQ0K1qE Part 2: Role of a FIP and FIP as FAIR convergence driver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdnTuAPy2Ds Part 3: Design and optimisation of FIPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY67g7ai1zU More about the FAIR…

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FAIR change in research data management – international community is growing

Global challenges and current crises show the importance of findable, accessible and reusable data. This June, the GO FAIR Initiative gathered the international community for a three-day exchange on research data management: 573 international experts from science, infrastructure development, and science policy from more than 28 countries met at the…

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Podcast: Impacts of COVID-19: Science and Big Data

Frontiers’ Policy Labs hosts a series of in-depth expert conversations to explore how science can enable better decision-making for policy. The interviews with leading figures in science and policy are led by Jean-Claude Burgelman, Editor in Chief of Frontiers’ Policy Labs. The first two episodes of this podcast focus on…

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FAIR Digital Data Health Infrastructure in Africa

Researchers from VODAN Africa drafted the article "Design of a FAIR digital data health infrastructure in Africa for COVID-19 reporting and research" that was published on 11 June 2021 in Advanced Genetics. Obinna Osigwe, VODAN Africa Communications lead and member of the VODAN IN, shares some insights about the article,…

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GO Inter Established Working Group on Semantics

FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs) are emerging as a promising generic approach to solving the interoperability problem of linking data from different domains. However, there is a lack of a widely accepted technical specification of the concept as well as community-driven show cases. In the context of the emerging FDO Forum…

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How to make your nano saftey data FAIR?

The AdvancedNano IN published a video to explain how you can make nano saftey data FAIR and, if interested, how to join their IN. If you struggle with the re-usability of your data, watch this video to learn how the FAIR guiding principles could lead your way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHexNJZ9eQo

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GO FAIR US: Data Stewardship Meeting Recap

The GO FAIR US office hosted a Data Stewardship Interest Group Meeting on 30 April 2021 that gathered about 70 participants from organisations from around the globe. Visit the GO FAIR US website to learn more about this meeting. Chris Erdmann is giving an overview about what's been discussed and…

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GO UNI becomes GO UNITE!

GO UNITE! – formerly known as GO UNI – is the German Chapter of the GO FAIR Implementation Network Data Stewardship Competence Centers (DSCC). In the past there have been several misunderstandings regarding the mission and the target group of the German DSCC chapter, caused by its name “GO UNI”.…

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Data Together: Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms

Collectively referred to as Data Together, the four collaborating international data organisations – CODATA, GO FAIR, RDA, WDS – have a joint commitment (published in March 2020) to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify opportunities that will trigger federated infrastructures to service the new…

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Pragmatic – Concrete – Community-driven: The Credo of GO UNI

On 11 February 2021 around 60 participants gathered for the strategy meeting of GO UNI. Their credo: pragmatic – concrete – community-driven. Based on this credo GO UNI creates a forum under the umbrella of the GO FAIR Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network (DSCC IN). In this forum Germany-based…

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US GO FAIR office presents on FAIR Data & Software in Scholarly Communication

On 22 January 2021 and 01 February 2021, Chris Erdmann from the US GO FAIR office presented on the topic of “FAIR Data & Software in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle” to dkNET and the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The presentation is a slimmed down version of a much longer session…

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EOSC interview with Klaus Tochtermann about Open Science, EOSC & NFDI

EOSC-Pillar recently interviewed Klaus Tochtermann about most recent developments of the National Research Data Infrastructure in the context of the European Open Science Cloud. In the interview, he highlights: The NFDI is intended to become a federated research data infrastructure at the national level and is thus the most important…

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Data-based science: FAIR becomes the new normal

More than 1,100 representatives from 71 countries met virtually for an exchange about research data management and discussed the future of data-based science Research data management in the future means that research data and objects can be reused across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. What the design of a framework for…

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New RDM handbook features the GO FAIR initiative

The recent open access publication about research data management, "Praxishandbuch Forschungsdatenmanagement" edited by Markus Putnings, Heike Neuroth (GO FAIR Steering Committee member) and Janna Neumann includes an article about the GO FAIR initiative, GO CHANGE and the EcoSoc IN (in German only): GO FAIR und GO CHANGE: Chancen für das…

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CO-OPERAS IN advances conversation about FAIR in Social Sciences and Humanities

Members of the CO-OPERAS IN recently participated in two conferences advancing the conversation about a FAIR continuum for the social sciences and humanities (SSH) data and publications: The OPERAS conference (2-4 November 2020) about “Opening up Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: From Promises to Reality” enabled discussions about the…

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New publications by members of the Food Systems IN on Data Semantics & Experimental Data in Life Sciences

Recently, members of the Food Systems IN co-authored two articles: On 11 December 2020, the practice paper “39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition” appeared in the Data Science Journal . It is co-authored by Caterina Caracciolo, Sophie Aubin, Clement Jonquet, Romain David,…

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Personal Health Train Winner of the Computable Award 2020

The Personal Health Train was awarded the Dutch Computable Award 2020 in the category “Care project”. The PHT consortium, being also a GO FAIR Implementation Network, collaborates with other partners to develop an infrastructure where personal data will be securely shared and documented. It is a distributed infrastructure that enables…

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Call for An Academic Publishers’ GO FAIR Implementation Network

On 11 December 2020 the article “An Academic Publishers’ GO FAIR Implementation Network” by Jan Velterop and Erik Schultes, GO FAIR International Science Coordinator, was published in IOS Press. In this article the authors present a proposal for academic publishers to get involved in formulating protocols and standards to make…

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EcoSoc IN members publish White Paper on FAIR principles in Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences

On 14 December 2020 members of the EcoSoc IN published the White Paper on implementing the FAIR principles for data in the Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences. The authors are Noemi Betancort Cabrera, Elke C. Bongartz, Nora Dörrenbächer, Jan Goebel, Harald Kaluza, and Pascal Siegers. Read it on the KonsortSWD…

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Promoting the reuse of research data

More than 700 international experts from all over the world meet at the International FAIR Convergence Symposium – GO FAIR and CODATA organise a six-day digital exchange on research data management in the future Between 27 November and 04 December 2020 scientists, data experts, developers for infrastructures and decision makers…

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New EU Publication: Six Recommendations for implementation of FAIR practice

On 15 October 2020 the European Commission and EOSC Executive Board published a new EU publication, “Six Recommendations for implementation of FAIR practice” by the FAIR in practice task force of the European open science cloud FAIR working group. In this report the state of FAIR practices within various research…

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AdvancedNano IN Driving Forward a FAIR-compliant Repository for Data & Tools for Nano & Advanced Material Safety

Blair Johnston, co-coordinator of the AdvancedNano IN reports: The AdvancedNano IN will assist the science-based risk governance of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) and other advanced material formulations, including the elucidation of the mode of action, grouping, read-across, development of quantitative structure-activity relationships, and Safe-by-Design aspects of nano and advanced material production…

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Early-mover FAIR communities produce first FAIR Implementation Profiles

In preparation for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium, a set of early-mover FAIR communities from the Social Sciences, Geo Sciences, Chemistry, Materials, Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, and Biodiversity are participating in a series of FIP-Convergence Workshops where they first produce, under guidance and with novel tools, Community FAIR Implementation Profile. Afterward,…

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Proof of Concept developed by VODAN Africa and Asia

This short report was written by Mirjam van Reisen (IN Coordinator of both IN-Africa and Ambassadors IN, VODAN IN member) & Francisca Oladipo (VODAN IN member). GO FAIR moved from a theoretical concept to an implementation programme when the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged around the globe. There were several big issues…

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2nd GO INTER Hackathon: A Short Recap

On 1-2 July 2020 the GO FAIR Implementation Network on "Cross-Domain Interoperability of Heterogeneous Research Data (GO Inter)" organised a hackathon on FAIR digital objects (FDO) and FAIRsemantics. This hackathon has been a follow-up of the May hackathon on implementing the FDO concept to cross-domain interoperability use cases, and it…

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GO UNI successfully kicked-off in Germany

For the concrete implementation of a professional research data management, different approaches are chosen at German universities, which are geared to the university-specific needs, and organizational structures and cultures. Here the wheel is often reinvented instead of building on existing and reusable solutions. Both the building and the establishment of…

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The US GO FAIR office reports: Next steps for the FAIR data & software lesson

On 27-28 August 2020 the US GO FAIR Office organised a FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) lesson global sprint through CarpentryCon @ Home together with partners from around the world. Participants from 21 institutions and 11 countries took part in this Library Carpentry FAIR Data & Software lesson sprint whose…

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First data-visiting of data safely held in FAIR Data Points

After the successful deployment of seven machine-actionable FAIR Data Points in Africa, a test to execute a machine-based querying of FAIR Data Points across continents between Leiden University Medical Center and Kampala International University was successful. Mirjam van Reisen (IN Coordinator of IN-Africa and one of the coordinators of the…

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Kick-start of a Polish Data Stewards Community

Maria Pawlowska and her colleagues in the Polish Chapter of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network (DSCC IN), are in the midst of conducting a 1-week Data Stewardship School (September 14-18) as a way to kick-start a Polish Data Stewards Community.  This 1-week training is viewed as "ground zero” for launching national…

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Launch of the GO FAIR Brazil Health Nursing Network on September 22

We have the pleasure to announce that the GO FAIR Brazil Health Nursing Network will be launched on September 22nd, 2020 at 3:00 pm Brazilian time. This event is part of the 130th anniversary celebrations of the Alfredo Pinto School of Nursing – the first nursing school in Brazil. The…

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Google.org supports the VODAN Implementation Network

Kampala International University, Stanford University, Leiden University and GO FAIR receive funding from Google.org for implementing data sharing standards and platforms for disease modeling for institutions across Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The goal is to better monitor and forecast the spread of COVID-19. Link to the Google…

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The next FAIR Data Point at LUMC

On August 31, the LUMC FAIR Data Point went on line, and two days later on September 2, a Technical Session was held between Leiden University Medical Center and VODAN Africa teams to initiate the discussions leading to the documentation of specifications for the VODAN FDP and the demonstration of…

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Personal Health Train Project nominated for the Dutch Computable Awards 2020

The Personal Health Train (PHT) is one of the last five nominees for the prestigious Dutch Computable Awards 2020, in the care project cluster. The PHT consortium, being also a GO FAIR Implementation Network, collaborates with other partners to develop an infrastructure where personal data will be securely shared and documented. It is…

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CO-OPERAS publishes a variety of workshop reports on FAIRification efforts in the SSH

Arnaud Gingold from the CO-OPERAS IN reports: The CO-OPERAS IN published the reports of all the workshops organized in the past year on the topic of “FAIR data for Social Sciences and Humanities” on Zenodo: As a first step of its roadmap, CO-OPERAS intended to listen to the communities through…

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Third FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

On 11 August 2020 the third COVID-19 FAIR Data Point (FDP) was successfully installed in Nigeria at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University by the VODAN Africa team. This FDP is the second one in Nigeria, and the third VODAN-in-a-Box deployed in Africa. Next COVID-19 FAIR Data Points are to be…

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Second FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

The Kampala International University issued the following press release on Thursday, August 4, 2020: VODAN in a Box Strengthens South-South Cooperation on COVID-19 Control In a two-hour session hosted by Charles Kahiro and Ivy Wachira of Ravel Works, Africa, and witnessed by 33 participants which consist of Data Stewards and…

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Virtual tutorial for AiiDA & Materials Cloud

Giovanni Pizzi, IN Coordinator of the Materials Cloud IN, and collaborators successfully held a virtual tutorial for AiiDA and the Materials Cloud that attracted 85 participants from all over the world. Materials were made available: Videos, tutorial text, "Quantum Mobile" virtual machine Full report  

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New FAIR Data Stewardship course in the fall of 2020

After the FAIR Data Stewardship Course earlier this year, Hogeschool Leiden and the GO FAIR Foundation are setting up the next iteration of this “Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship” course for October – November 2020. The course will be offered at the Hogeschool Leiden (in Dutch), as well as online…

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First FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

COVID-19 Computer-Readable Observational Data Installed at Kampala International University Following the press release from the Kampala International University, history was made today at 14:14 CET on 22 July 2020 as the first COVID-19 Computer-Readable FAIR Data point of Observational Data was installed in Uganda, Africa. The installation was carried out…

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International FAIR Convergence Symposium: Change of Format & Dates

The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will now take place as a fully virtual event from 27 November to o4 December. Please save the dates! In order to facilitate the new approach, and in response to a number of enquiries, we have also extended the deadline for submissions of session proposals…

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AdvancedNano IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s Implementation Networks: AdvancedNano IN. This Implementation Network actively supports the implementation of the FAIR principles in the current nano-EHS databases, i.e. data on NM physicochemical characteristics, release and exposure, toxicity and functionality. Its main objective is to take new and ground-breaking…

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A three-point framework for FAIRification

Under the severe conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world looks to data for answers. The request for data is urgent and demanding, as policy makers seek to identify life-saving patterns and forecast trends to better advise on interventions. From medical charts that record the disease progression in individual COVID…

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M4M for the Danish e-infrastructure Cooperation

Making it easy for humans to make metadata for machines On June 26, the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), in cooperation with the GO FAIR Foundation, launched two Metadata for Machine workshops on behalf of two research communities seeking to upgrade the FAIRness of research data. The workshops are conducted via teleconference…

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Misconceptions about FAIR clarified

The European Medical Writers Association published an article by Erik Schultes in the Medical Writing Journal titled "A role for medical writers in overcoming commonly held misconceptions around FAIR Data" in their issue The data economy. Abstract: "More and more, computers must participate with physicians and patients as trusted partners in assessing…

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VODAN Africa and the Journey of a Thousand Tiny Steps

By Francisca Oladipo and Mirjam van Reisen As the COVID-19 pandemic ran riot around the world, and was gradually making inroads into Africa, a new partnership developed to address the current and immediate challenges faced in the continent using a different kind of science: the science of FAIR Data. VODAN…

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Report of the FAIR Digital Object Hackathon organized by GO INTER

A challenging issue as regards implementing FAIR is the question of how the process of creating interoperable research data can be made as simple as possible. The FAIR Digital Object (FDO) concept seems to emerge as a promising approach to solving the problem. However, reference implementations and show cases are…

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Materials Cloud: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: the Materials Cloud IN. The Materials Cloud IN is committed to provide suitable tools to assist researchers to make their work FAIR and help them in adopting best practices and common formats. The effort to make simulations FAIR cannot be applied “a posteriori” after these…

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International FAIR Convergence Symposium: Call for sessions, posters & lightning talks

*** Update: The FAIR Convergence Symposium will take place from 27 November to 04 December 2020 as a fully virtual event. The deadline for session proposals is 30 September 2020, and for posters and lightning talks 31 October 2020. All up-to-date information can be found here. *** The Call for…

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Food Systems IN Kick-off

Since its creation representatives of the GO FAIR Food Systems Implementation Network have been working on several initiatives to advance the implementation of FAIR in the Food Systems domain. Until now they have identified and aligned themselves with several existing initiatives on FAIR implementation and have created a list of…

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FAIR Data Access for Social and Economic Sciences: The Conference for Social and Economic Data Offers a Discussion Forum for Interdisciplinary Exchange

Article written by Nora Dörrenbächer & Mathias Bug, German Data Forum (RatSWD), institutional member of the EcoSoc IN The eighth conference for social and economic data (8| KSWD) took place in Berlin from 02-03 March, 2020. With the motto “Society needs Science, Science needs Data,” the German Data Forum (RatSWD)…

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EOSC-Nordic Workshop: “FAIRification of Nordic and Baltic data repositories”

EOSC-Nordic is hosting the one-day workshop "FAIRification of Nordic and Baltic data repositories". The goal is to provide guidelines and specific recommendations for organisations hosting data repositories in order to maximise the reusability of research data hosted by such entities. The importance and added value of FAIRifying data repositories to…

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First Dutch Data Steward from Hogeschool Leiden

Wilco Zuijderduijn is the first of his class at Hogeschool Leiden to pass exams in the elective course ‘Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship’. Pictured here is Wilco (right), course instructor Mischa Barthel (left) and GO FAIR Science Coordinator Erik Schultes (right corner) who was consultant in the curriculum preparation. These…

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GO FAIR US Webinar Series: Enabling the Collection and Exploration of COVID-19 Data via FAIR Principles

The recording of this webinar is available here. *** Advancing a FAIR data ecosystem will expand opportunities for data-driven and data-enabled research on complex problems. Join us for this four-part series on production and use of  data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Webinars will be recorded.  Watch…

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GO FAIR US Webinar Series: FAIR Data and COVID-19: Training of Trainers

The recording of this webinar is available here. *** Advancing a FAIR data ecosystem will expand opportunities for data-driven and data-enabled research on complex problems. Join us for this four-part series on production and use of  data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Webinars will be recorded.  Watch…

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Data Stewardship Competence Centers IN at RDA BoF session

Valentina Pasquale will give a short presentation about the GO FAIR Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network during the (virtual) 15th RDA Plenary BoF-session. One of the meeting objectives is the presentation of case studies on professionalising data stewardship. The meeting will take place on 6 April 2020, 7:30 am…

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GO FAIR US Webinar Series: FAIR Data and COVID-19: VODAN Introduction

The recording of this webinar is available here. *** Advancing a FAIR data ecosystem will expand opportunities for data-driven and data-enabled research on complex problems. Join us for this four-part series on production and use of  data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Webinars will be recorded.  Watch…

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VODAN, a Data Together activity

GO FAIR Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) as one of the COVID-19 related activities of the Data Together organisations The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major test for our science system and our research and data infrastructures. The Data Together organisations -comprising CODATA, GO FAIR, RDA and WDS- jointly contend that it…

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Data Together Statement
Data Together

GO FAIR together with the Committee on Data (CODATA), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and World Data Systems (WDS) (the four major international data organisations), are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will…

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Launch of VODAN GO FAIR IN to optimise data reuse during virus outbreaks
Photo by Thor Deichmann_Coronavirus

The spread of the virus causing the COVID-19 outbreak affects the whole world. Virus outbreaks like these ask for an optimisation of data management and data reuse from which we all can benefit during future outbreaks too. Access to the immensely valuable data of past and current epidemics is not…

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International Open Science Conference

The Open Science Conference 2020 is the 7th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science. One of the confirmed speakers is Elena Giglia…

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Lecture: FAIR Data and Open Science Cloud

Join the lecture on FAIR Data and open Science Cloud, that is co-organized by the Ambassador IN, IN-Africa and the International Institute of Social Studies at the ISS in The Hague. Speakers include Mirjam van Reisen (IN Coordinator of the Ambassador IN and IN-Africa), Mariam Basajja (IN Coordinator of the…

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Publication of the 6th GO FAIR Newsletter for March-April 2020

Check out the 6th edition of the GO FAIR Newsletter for the months of March to April 2020! Discover our new Implementation Networks FAIR Microbiome, Marine Data Centres & GO NANOFAB IN Read about the 2nd IN Meeting and FAIR Digital Object hackathon in Hamburg Learn about the FAIR Digital…

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GO NANOFAB IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network
GO NANOFAB IN

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s Implementation Networks: GO NANOFAB. This Implementation Network (IN) aims to work towards improving capabilities for capturing, storing and making accessible data, parameters and workflows from nanofabrication (NF) process chains by using the FAIR approach. The IN will provide a forum for…

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Marine Data Centres: New GO FAIR Implementation Network
Marine Data Centres

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: the Marine Data Centres IN. This Implementation Network is launched by the SeaDataNet consortium, which is a community of more than 50 partners from 35 countries in and around Europe managing access to large collections of data derived in situ of the seas and oceans.…

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FAIR Microbiome: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Read more about a new GO FAIR Implementation Network: FAIR Microbiome IN. The cross-cutting nature of microbiome research in environmental sciences, health, agriculture, energy, and natural and built environments requires the development of new solutions and community coordination to tackle grand challenges that will accelerate basic discovery and lead to transformative…

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Hackathon Workshop at INRAE

On 4-6 March 2020 the hackathon workshop Implémenter les principes FAIR à l’INRAE will take place in Paris. This workshop is targeted at computer scientists and engineers of INRAE, and aims at setting the roots for a coordinated implementation of the FAIR principles in that institute. The workshop will be…

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Prototyping a FAIR Digital Object for a Molecular Structure

Powered by the growing interest in FAIR Digital Objects as a minimal standard for FAIR data and services, GO FAIR convened a one and half day hackathon to create a prototype FAIR Digital Object for molecular structure (results on GitHub). Given the complexity and ubiquity of chemical information throughout science…

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GO FAIR coordinates convergence between Implementation Networks

From its inception, the GO FAIR Community has been committed to working together to build components for an Internet of FAIR Data and Services (IFDS). The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office does just this, supporting and coordinating community initiatives on FAIR implementations. At the 2nd Annual GO FAIR…

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Conference for Social and Economic Data (KSWD)

Every three years the German Data Forum (RatSWD), founder of the EcoSoc IN, hosts the Conference for Social and Economic Data, a forum for interdisciplinary exhange on research data issues in Germany. Klaus Tochtermann will be part of the panel discussion "FAIRer Datenzugang für die Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften" (FAIRer access…

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Nature: Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable

It is irresponsible to support research but not data stewardship, says Barend Mons. Article by Barend Mons Many of the world’s hardest problems can be tackled only with data-intensive, computer-assisted research. And I’d speculate that the vast majority of research data are never published. Huge sums of taxpayer funds go…

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FAIR in Axum: IN-Africa goes back to the roots of civilisation

Article written by Mirjam van Reisen, IN-Africa Coordinator Axum, the cradle of civilisation, is located In Ethiopia, a country of 105 million people. Today its President Abija is acknowledged as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. In Axum, one of the earliest trading hubs known to mankind,…

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Workshop: Advancing FAIR and GO FAIR in the U.S.

The US GO FAIR office organizes another FAIR workshop. In collaboration with our host, the South Big Data Innovation Hub, SDSC and GO FAIR present a professional development workshop: Advancing FAIR and GO FAIR in the U.S.  The 2.5 day event will be held February 25-27 in downtown Atlanta, at…

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Elective course ‘Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship’

Starting Tuesday February 18, 2020, the Hogeschool Leiden will run the elective course 'Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship’. The course has been developed in close collaboration with Erik Schultes (GO FAIR) under the GO TRAIN pillar.  This Dutch course will be given weekly on Tuesdays from 13:00 to 15:30 with…

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Elective course ‘Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship’.

Starting Tuesday February 18, 2020, the Hogeschool Leiden will run the elective course 'Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship’. The course has been developed in close collaboration with Erik Schultes (GO FAIR) under the GO TRAIN pillar.  This Dutch course will be given weekly on Tuesdays from 13:00 to 15:30 with…

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Data Intelligence’s Special Issue on Emerging FAIR Practices published by the MIT Press

The Data Intelligence published a special issue on emerging FAIR implementation choices and challenges, a compilation devoted to community efforts around FAIR practices which is co-edited by Barend Mons, Erik Schultes and Annika Jacobsen. It was published on the Data Intelligence Journal webpage at the beginning of December 2019 and…

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Health-RI Conference 2020: Towards Data Driven Health

Luiz Bonino and Erik Schultes will attend the FAIRstifal workshop "Let's GO FAIR" that is part of the Health-RI Conference 2020. Learn more about this conference How is data helping us to remain healthy? How can we learn from today's patients so that tomorrow's patients get better treatment? Leading experts…

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Universities Push for Greater Global Open Access to Research Data

At the end of January, nine major networks of research-intensive universities came together in Paris during the international Research Data Rights Summit at the Sorbonne University, representing over 160 of the main research-intensive universities worldwide. During this summit, the Sorbonne declaration on research data rights rights was signed. This declaration encourages…

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Implementing FAIR data principles in industrial life science research

Join the first FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum on 29 January 2020 in Hinxton, UK, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for large companies and SMEs in adopting FAIR data practices.  The IMI FAIRplus project aims to change the way life sciences data is managed and shared. The Innovative Medicine…

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Accelerating Convergence in 2020

At the 2nd Annual GO FAIR Implementation network meeting in Hamburg the GO FAIR community refocused efforts towards convergence. Convergence is needed to bring together domain-specific approaches on data and infrastructures as well as experiences in training and education which enables the adoption and extension of existing practices and solutions.…

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Workshop on Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing

On 27-29 January 2020 the 6th CS3 conference (Cloud Storage Services for File Synchronization and Sharing) is taking place in Copenhagen. Erik Schultes will give a presentation on "FAIR Implementation Profiles: Driving Convergence onto an Internet of FAIR Digital Objects" on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

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2nd GO FAIR International Implementation Networks Meeting

*** Update: Read the meeting report  Accelerating Convergence in 2020 (link to webpage). *** On 23-24 January 2020 the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) is organising the 2nd International Meeting of Implementation Networks at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg, with the aim to…

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International Kick-off of an Implementation Network for Data Stewardship

On December 18-19, 2019 colleagues from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, and the USA met for an official launch of the Data Stewardship Competency Centres (DSCC) IN in Leiden. The event was also a knowledge exchange oriented workshop for the IN community to start…

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Dr Laurent Crouzet joins GO FAIR as Strategic Director

The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) welcomes Dr Laurent Crouzet from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as new Strategic Director of the GO FAIR initiative. Laurent is replacing Prof Patrick Garda, who served as director of the French GO FAIR office since its…

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Connecting people and resources

On 25 November 2019 the GO FAIR office hosted a workshop on “FAIR training and skills” at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. 28 professionals, including data stewards, research data managers and trainers from Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Switzerland and Greece came together to exchange experience, concepts and…

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GO BUILD Workshop Report

GO BUILD Workshop on “Semantic Interoperability of Metadata for Cross-Domain Research of the Future” – How do we make vocabularies and other semantic resources FAIR? The latest workshop offered by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) brought together representatives of the implementation networks (INs) as well as…

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DSCC-INT launch

GO FAIR organizes the launch of the DSCC-INT Implementation Network. The meeting will be held at the GO FAIR office in Leiden, The Netherlands. The meeting will start December 18 around lunch time and will end on December 19 after lunch. The provisional agenda will be added as soon as…

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DSCC: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s implementation networks: Data Stewardship Competence Centers (DSCC) Universities and other research performing institutions (RPI) across Europe, and globally, face the challenge of establishing professional, institution-wide research data stewardship and building its related infrastructure. Research ‘Data Stewardship Competence Centers’ (DSCC) collaborate with…

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EOSC Symposium 2019

Anja Busch will attend the EOSC Symposium 2019, "where the EOSC makers & shakers meet". Detailed information about this event → https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/eosc-symposium

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GO TRAIN Workshop

The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office organizes a workshop on “FAIR training and skills” at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg on 25th November 2019 from 9:00 until 16:00 CET. Objective The objective of the GO TRAIN workshop is to bring together people, concepts…

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Keynote at IIT in Genova

Barend Mons will give a keynote speech at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He will describe the FAIR Principles and show examples of how to implement them. He will also present a set of core FAIR Metrics that can help gauge the level of FAIRness of any digital resource. More…

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2nd Matrix Development meeting

The 2nd Matrix Development meeting is organized at the GO FAIR office in Leiden, The Netherlands on November 22, 2019 and is by invitation only. Preferred meeting schedule The meeting will start at 10AM and end around 5PM, followed by drinks and bites. Please find here some information on directions to…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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EOSC meets RDA in Helsinki

On 23-25 October 2019 the RDA 14th Plenary took place in Helsinki, Finland. This year’s theme was “Data Makes the Difference”. This plenary was accompanied by several co-located events, such as the CODATA-Helsinki Workshop on FAIR RDM in Institutions 2019 or the workshop “Building a Matrix about the Technologies Used…

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CODATA publishes the Beijing Declaration on Research Data

CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (ISC), wrote The Beijing Declaration on Research Data after discussions regarding current data policy issues during the 2019 edition of their yearly conference, held in China in September of this year.  The declaration mentions the FAIR Principles and global Open…

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GO BUILD Workshop

The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office organizes a GO FAIR workshop on “Semantic Interoperability of Metadata for Cross-Domain Research of the Future” at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg. The workshop targets primarily members of the GO FAIR implementation networks, but non-members interested in…

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PHT IN meeting

The PHT IN organizes a meeting at the GO FAIR office in Leiden, The Netherlands on November 8, 2019. The meeting will start at 11AM and ends at 4PM. Meeting agenda 11:00-12:00 Welcome and updates from members 12:00-12:30 Introduction of Coordination Action 12:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-14:30 Brainstorming session for the Coordination Action…

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GO FAIR at RDA P14 in Helsinki

Erik Schultes, Luiz Bonino, Catharina Wasner and Xavier Engels participated in multiple sessions of the 14th Plenary RDA conference held in Helsinki. Highlights include: On October 22, the RDA co-located event organised by GEDE covered emerging solutions for both the “top” and the “waist” of the “hourglass” approach to data…

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Ambassadors IN: a new GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: Ambassadors IN The Ambassadors Implementation Network aims to strengthen the involvement of researchers on FAIR in new countries and new sectors, including PhD students, masters students, bachelor students, diploma students and data stewards, as well as inclusion of seasoned researchers interested in exploring…

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Talk by Barend Mons on Open/FAIR Data at Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training

Course Background The Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training is a course designed by Gareth O’Neill and Ivo Grigorov to train researchers in key practices in Open Science. Course Description The Open Science movement aims to open up the entire research cycle so that research designs, methods, data, and results are publicly available in a…

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Results of the Kick-off Workshop of the GO FAIR Implementation Network GO INTER

On October 1st and 2nd, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the GO FAIR implementation network "Cross-Domain Interoperability of Heterogeneous Research Data (GO Inter)" with 20 participants from 13 organizations took place at GESIS in Cologne. The network aims at bringing together experts from the Semantic Web community, data providers and…

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Workshop report: “Data Discovery Across Disciplines” at Open Science Fair 2019

While we have made great strides when it comes to accessibility of scientific data, discoverability is seriously lacking. As a result, up to 85% of research data are not reused. Discoverability is therefore one of the key challenges for FAIR data, especially across disciplines. The GO FAIR Implementation Network on…

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14th RDA Plenary Meeting

Catharina Wasner, Erik Schultes and Luiz Bonino will attend the 14th RDA Plenary Meeting. On Tuesday 22 October 2019 (09:00-12:30) there will be a co-located event on Building a Matrix about the Technologies Used by Research Infrastructures [agenda] at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, Otaniemi, Espoo which will be open to…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2019

Erik Schultes will give a talk at the Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2019.

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Focus on Open Science – Chapter XIX: Gdansk

On 8 October 2019 both Barend Mons from the GO FAIR office as well as Peter Kraker, coordinator of the Discovery IN, will speak at the workshop Focus on Open Science – Chapter XIX: Gdanks

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Data Steward education

At the one-day long conference Data Steward education Barend Mons from the Dutch GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office will give a presentation about "The future belongs to Data Stewards – an International perspective" as well as participate at the panel discussion in the afternoon. Full programme: https://www.deic.dk/da/datamanagement/data-steward-event/program  

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GO Inter Kick-off workshop

Partners of the GO INTER Implementation Network meet to officially kick-off the GO FAIR IN on Cross-Domain Interoperability. This workshop’s major objective is to define action points and draft a roadmap for GO INTER until the end of 2020 and beyond. Read the workshop report (link to news item).

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FAIR Funders meeting

The GO FAIR office in Leiden is organising a meeting introducing a FAIR Funder Implementation Study. This meeting will focus on the challenges that funders face when assessing the quality of FAIR data stewardship plans and the levels of FAIRness of research outputs. In the interest of catalyzing community convergence…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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CODATA 2019

At the CODATA 2019 Conference Erik Schultes will attend the CODATA Matrix panel in the session "Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms" and give a talk on "Eliminating humans as the primary obstacle to data sharing".

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Open Science Fair

GO FAIR is well represented at the Open Science Fair in Porto. On 16 September 2019, we start off with one workshop and two poster presentations. Peter Kraker, Johana Chylíková, Christian Pietsch, Jochen Schirrwagen, Nataliia Sokolovska and Heinrich Widmann from the Discovery IN offer a workshop about "Data Discovery across Disciplines"…

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Annual Meeting of the Medical Informatics Initiative Germany

At the 3rd annual meeting of the Medical Informatics Initiative Germany Klaus Tochtermann will give a keynote speech about "FAIR data management". More information here (link to website; in Germany only)

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Implementing FAIR Data for People and Machines: Impacts and Implications

At the one-day workshop "Implementing FAIR Data for People and Machines: Impacts and Implications" taking place in Washington, DC (USA) GO FAIR  will be represented by Barend Mons, who will give a keynote speech, and Luiz Bonino, who will be one of the speakers in the session "Defining and Measuring…

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GfÖ Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting of the ecological society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) Silvia Wissel from the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office will present the GO FAIR initiative and participate at the panel discussion "FAIR data principles in the scientific publication and funding processes: expected implications for…

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IN-Africa Meeting

Representatives of the universities participating in the IN-Africa will meet in Leiden for an official inauguration of this Implementation Network. One of the targeted activity areas defined by the activity plan of the IN are local services for digital health. This topic is already being tackled by the IN, therefore…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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ESRA Conference

Fidan Limani from the GeRDI IN and Ines Drefs from the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office will give a presentation on „FAIR research data management: The use case of GeRDI’s interdisciplinary metadata scheme” at ESRA in Zagreb (Croatia).

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LIBER 2019

At the LIBER 2019 Conference in Dublin Anja Busch will present a poster on "The GO FAIR initiative: An open and inclusive eco-system for FAIR pioneers". More information about the conference: https://liberconference.eu/

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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GO CHANGE Workshop

Within organizations large and small, public and private, there is growing commitment to implement the FAIR principles. To be effective, FAIR approaches need prioritization, mandates and support and acknowledgment of the work, time, and effort invested in it. The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office invites professionals from universities,…

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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GO FAIR Matrix meeting (June 13)

On June 13 (following the ENVRI-FAIR Matrix meeting June 11-12) the GO FAIR Office in Leiden will host a meeting of key Matrix development stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting is to disseminate updates on developments and align efforts going forward (roadmapping with soft and hard deadlines). The Matrix is…

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2019 P-D-R Workshop: FAIRification of External Data

Erik Schultes is one of the speakers at the 2019 P-D-R Workshop FAIRification of External Data: Breaking down the Data Silos. For more information about the agenda and registration click here.

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Manifesto Writing Workshop

You are forming a GO FAIR Implementation Network and need support in drafting your manifesto? The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination office is here to help! You are welcome to drop by in Hamburg at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics for a Manifesto Writing workshop. We…

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NeIC 2019

Erik Schultes will present "FAIR and GO FAIR" at the NeIC 2019 – Nordic Infrastructure for Open Science.

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3rd Germany GOes FAIR Workshop

The 3rd Germany GOes FAIR Workshop will take place on May 15, 2019 at GESIS in Cologne. More information: https://www.go-fair.org/resources/go-fair-workshop-series/germany-goes-fair-workshops/

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CDISC Europe Interchange Conference

Luiz Bonino will give a keynote presentation at the CDISC Europe Interchange Conference. More information: https://www.cdisc.org/2019-cdisc-europe-interchange

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Focus on Open Science – Chapter XIII: Turin

Erik Schultes will give a presentation on "EOSC and data reuse: what’s in it for industries and SMEs" at the Focus on Open Science workshop, Chapter XIII: Turin. Detailed progamme can be found here.

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Workshop Linking Open Science in Austria

"Linking Open Science in Austria" is a workshop jointly organized by OpenAIRE, e-infrastructure Austria Plus, RDA Europe, RDA Austria, GO FAIR, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Vienna University Library. This two-day workshop aims at connecting researchers, open science facilitators, research facilitators, repository managers, policy…

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo ’19

Erik Schultes will give a presentation about the topic "Community Convergence onto an Internet of FAIR Data and Services" as part of the FAIR data track on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Visit the website of the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo '19 for more information.  

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INEXDA Workshop

Ines Drefs will present the GO FAIR Initiative at the first annual INEXDA Workshop on April 9, 2019.

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Fiesole 2019

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”. More information: https://casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2019.asp

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Conquaire Workshop on Data Quality and Reproducibility

Silvia Wissel will present the GO FAIR initiative at the Conquaire Workshop on Data Quality and Reproducibility. See the programme here: http://uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/conquaire/reproducibility-workshop/

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Podman

Erik Schultes will give a keynote speech on March 27 at the concluding conference of the project "Podman" during the panel 2: “A FAIR funders pilot programme to make it easy for funders to require and for grantees to produce FAIR Data”. Link to programme: https://www.esciences.uni-trier.de/events/event/forschung-datenmanagement-forschungsdatenmanagement-wann-geht-die-gleichung-auf-implementierung-einer-institutionellen-fdm-infrastruktur-und-‑service-landschaft/

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General Online Research (GOR 19)

Ines Drefs attends GOR19 in Cologne (Germany) to present a poster on "Making Online Research Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR)". GOR is organized by the German Society for Online Research since 1997. Each year more than 300 participants attend the conference to discuss current developments in online research. Main…

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FAIR Hackathon Workshop for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

GO FAIR's Erik Schultes will give a keynote speech at the “Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Hackathon Workshop for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Research Communities” taking place from February 27-28, 2019 in Alexandria, VA, USA. This workshop brings together data scientists and developers (mainly) from the fields of…

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GO FAIR PHT Implementation Network German Chapter Workshop

Read the PHT IN German Chapter workshop report. *** The GO FAIR initiative invites researchers, care providers, technology developers, industry, standard organizations and policy makers to join the Personal Health Train (PHT) implementation network. The international PHT initiative aims to increase the use of existing biomedical data for research into…

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The FAIR Wizard of Science Europe

The Data Stewardship Plan – those manifold decisions required to achieve FAIR data – has been identified as a fulcrum enabling the adaption of FAIR best practices among data producers. It is this "Data Stewardship Moment” where technology and standards, the researcher, the publisher, and the funder come together, driving infrastructure developments leading to an Internet of…

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International Implementation Networks Meeting

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,…

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GO TRAIN Pillar meeting

On 14 January 2019, the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office hosted the GO TRAIN Pillar meeting.

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GO TRAIN Pillar Meeting

Representatives from the 3 Implementation Networks of the GO TRAIN Pillar meet to coordinate activities for 2019. GO TRAIN aims to create a scalable, stakeholder-driven framework to rapidly train large numbers of competent, certified data stewards. Agenda:  12:00-13:00 arrive & lunch (provided by GO FAIR Office) 13:00-13:30 Update on FAIR, GO FAIR, and GO TRAIN 13:30-14:30…

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M4M #2: Preclinical Trials + M4M #3: Funders

Making it easy for humans to make metadata for machines Following the Inaugural M4M Workshop (October 15-16 2018, Leiden), members from GO FAIR and RDA are supporting back-2-back M4M Workshops to create machine-actionable metadata for the Preclinical Trials Research Community (#2) and for Scientific Funders (#3). Participants include: members from the Preclinical Trails and Funders communities…

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International PHT IN Meeting

This meeting aims at getting together international interested parties in the Personal Health Train to discuss the formation of a PHT IN, what to focus on and how to collaborate towards these goals.  

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How to Implement the FAIR Data Principles?

Barend Mons will present "Ready, Set, GO FAIR" at the panel discussion "How to implement FAIR data principles" at the EOSC Stakeholder Forum being held from November 21-22. The panel  will be chaired by Elly Dijk (DANS) Panellists include: Sarah Jones (Digital Curation Centre) Barend Mons (GO FAIR Initiative) Eliane…

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GROW Science Day

Erik Schultes will give a keynote lecture on the occasion of the annual GROW Science Day taking place on November 22, 2018 in Maastricht. Theme of the day is "The FAIRytale of Future Science": How will FAIR data management impact science in the future? Download the programme here (link to…

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Dagstuhl Perspective Workshop 18472: Implementing FAIR Data Infrastructures

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)

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Focus on Open Science– Chapter X: Vienna

Ines Drefs will participate in the panel discussion: “Researcher needs, benefits and challenges in Open Science implementations" at the Focus on Open Science – Chapter X: Vienna . She will furthermore give a poster presentation about the GO FAIR initiative. This conference is organized by Scientific Knowledge Services, the library…

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FAIR Awareness Day: Towards Automatic Data Re-Use

This full day seminar provides an introduction to what the FAIRification of (research) data entails, how it promotes open science (Open by default, closed as necessary) and why this is part of good practice in Data Stewardship. Moreover, new requirements from national and international funders are driving the need for…

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DINI-Jahrestagung 2018

Monika Linne will give a presentation on "How to go FAIR?" at the DINI-Jahrestagung 2018.

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GO FAIR Country Meeting

Ministerial and research representatives of different EU countries meet to move GO FAIR forward at ‘country level’. Click here for a summary of the meeting outcomes.

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Forschungsdatenmanagement – künftige Entwicklungen und aktuelle Fragen der Wissenschaft

Klaus Tochtermann will present GO FAIR and explain how to become part of the initiative at the event "Forschungsdatenmanagement – künftige Entwicklungen und aktuelle Fragen der Wissenschaft" organized by the BMBF. Click here to see the agenda.

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Forschungsdatenmanagement – künftige Entwicklungen und aktuelle Fragen der Wissenschaft

Klaus Tochtermann will present GO FAIR and explain how to become part of the initiative. For more information visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

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M4M Workshop

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…

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Digital Infrastructures for Research 2018 (DI4R)

Ines Drefs will present a poster on the GO FAIR approach at the DI4R. In this presentation, she shares the GO FAIR office’s experience with building community-specific, pan-European infrastructures based on communities of excellence, so-called Implementation Networks.

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European Computer Science Summit: Informatics Transforms and Renews

Klaus Tochtermann will give a presentation at the ECSS: "Towards the European Open Science Cloud – The role of Computer Science". In this presentation, he 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…

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Beilstein Open Science Symposium: Making Science Fair

Monika Linne and Erik Schultes will present the GO FAIR initiative at the Beilstein Open Science Symposium.

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Workshop Data management: from burden to benefit

Join this workshop on data management organized by ZonMw, DTL, LUMC and GO FAIR to discover new tools for FAIR research data management. In this workshop you will practice with tools for FAIR research data management: the Data Stewardship Wizard and FAIR metrics. For more information and to register, click…

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Workshop: Building an open training curriculum for FAIR data stewardship

Join this workshop on Building an open training curriculum for FAIR data stewardship organised by Erik Schultes (GO FAIR) and Mateusz Kuzak (DTL) if you are interested in training around FAIR skills. Topics include: Development of a FAIR training curriculum Mission of our GO TRAIN pillar Implementation Networks "FAIR Training…

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SciELO 20 Years Conference

Barend Mons will sit on the panel P1.2 Open Science: open data, open materials, open methods, and open software at the SciELO 20 Years Conference in São Paulo.

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Open-Access-Tage 2018

Monika Linne will present the GO FAIR initiative at the open access conference Open-Access-Tage 2018 in Graz, Austria.

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Nationaler GO FAIR-Workshop “GO BUILD – GO TRAIN – GO CHANGE”

Themenschwerpunkte: Vorstellung von GO FAIR & Beteilungsmöglichkeiten an der Initiative, Arbeitsgruppen zu den drei Handlungsfeldern GO BUILD, GO TRAIN, GO CHANGE Link: Agenda Link: Ergebniszusammenfassung

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Course: Data FAIRification for Data Stewards

FAIR Data is data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable by computers. This course provides an introduction to the FAIRification of (research) data as part of good practice in Data Stewardship. The course is aimed at information technology and data experts currently employed at research institutions and is instigated…

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Deutscher Bibliothekartag

Klaus Tochtermann: GO FAIR – Eine Initiative zum fairen Umgang mit Forschungsdaten

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Medizininformatik-Initiative

Workshop: “Anreize und Hürden beim Data Sharing” Monika Linne: Presentation of the GO FAIR initiative

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Personal Health Train (PHT) meeting

On the 10th of April, many technical experts come together in Leiden for the first time to work on the  general architecture of the PHT infrastructure and discuss the prospects of it.

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Workshop “Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training”

Much work is currently being done in developing and applying competency frameworks, both in bioinformatics and in data science. In the context of ELIXIR Training, we aim to build on the existing expertise in this area and, together with the training stakeholders, to derive a proper implementation strategy. This international…

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RDA 11th Plenary: Opening Plenary Session: Relationship of European e-infrastructure initiatives (EOSC, GO FAIR) to global activities

Edit Herczog (moderator), Barend Mons, Patti Brennan, Maryann Martone, Jianhui LI, Klaus Tochtermann

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31 January: Webinar are we FAIR yet?

On 31 January 2018, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) will organise a webinar ‘Are we FAIR yet?’ The webinar will be presented by Michel Dumontier of Maastricht University. You can register on the RDA website. The webinar will be held on 31 January 2018 at 14:00 UTC and it is co-organised by…

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GO TRAIN Network meeting

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Consortium coordinator meeting

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Other People’s Data and Services (OPEDAS) meeting

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Rare disease Network f2f meeting

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Kick off GO FAIR Germany

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German and Dutch government meeting on GO FAIR

On 28 september 2017 several representatives of the German and Dutch government met in Bonn to discuss the governance of the GO FAIR initiative.  

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Kick off GO FAIR Metabolomics Implementation Network

On 10 March 2017, Professor Karel Luyben (TU Delft) welcomed the ‘Metabolomics GO FAIR Implementation Network’ as community initiative to start the European Open Science Cloud. The network aims to implement the FAIR data principles in the field of metabolomics in Europe.

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