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The GO FAIR governance structure is determined by the expressed needs of the GO FAIR Implementation Networks (IN) and the participating member states (MS). The current governance structure is developed by the founding member states: France, Germany and the Netherlands. It consists of three governance bodies:

  1. The Steering Committee (SC)
  2. The Stakeholder Forum (SF)
  3. The Executive Board (EB)

which are supported by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) an the National Support Offices.

How are the governance bodies constituted?

  • The Stakeholder Forum consists of the IN coordinators.
  • The members of the Executive Board are proposed by the Stakeholder Forum. The EB members then elect an EB Chair and a Vice Chair. The composition of the EB needs to be approved by the Steering Committee.
  • The GO FAIR Steering Committee consists of two representatives of each of the member states.