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What is an Implementation Network ?
A GO FAIR Implementation Network (IN) is a consortium committed to defining and creating specific materials and tools as elements of the Internet of FAIR Data and Services (IFDS).

INs are the core drivers of GO FAIR as open, inclusive, community-led and self-governed consortia working across disciplines and countries. Individuals, institutions and organisations from all over the world engage within different GO FAIR Implementation Networks.

The INs commit to implementing elements of the Internet of FAIR Data and Services within the three pillars: GO Build (Technology), GO Change (Culture) and GO Train (Training).

What do Implementation Networks do ?

  • IMPLEMENT clearly defined plans and deliverables to implement an element of the Internet of FAIR Data and Services (IFDS) within a defined time period;
  • FOSTER a community of harmonized FAIR practices;
  • COMMUNICATE together on critical issues on which consensus has been reached and which are of generic importance for the community.

Who can start or join an Implementation Network ?
Anyone (i.e., a person, an institution, or an existing network organisation) start or can join an IN. Every Implementation Network should have its own adequate resources to accomplish its proposed goals; the GO FAIR initiative cannot act as a funder.

Primary requirements of an Implementation Network

1. Have defined goals/objectives such as building a component or a service, defining a training curriculum or a data stewardship policy.
2. Comply with the GO FAIR Rules of Engagement (in particular, following the FAIR guiding principles in all developments)
3. Have enough critical mass to be regarded as leaders in the field of expertise: Potential International Community Impact (PICI).