Home Implementation Networks How to become an Implementation Network

There are three phases in becoming an Implementation Network:

  • Interested Implementation Network
    1. A group of people with a common interest form a consortium with the goal to contribute to the IFDS.
    2. All participants of the consortium read and agree with the GO FAIR Rules of Engagement.
    3. The group selects a consortium coordinator.
    4. The consortium coordinator gets in touch with the GFISCO and/or fills out the GO FAIR Implementation Network Application form
  • Preparatory Implementation Network
    1. In the next step, a representative from the GO FAIR pillar that is most closely related to activities of the proposed Implementation Network will contact the proponents within a week to schedule a preparatory call. In this call the pillar coordinator explains the process and offers support to proceed with the manifesto.
    2. If the consortium coordinator and the GFISCO representative agree to proceed, a meeting (Manifesto writing workshop) or TC to kick-off the activities of the preparatory Implementation Network will be scheduled.
    3. In the kickoff meeting the group finalizes a Manifesto (see template) outlining their objectives, strategy, partners composing the IN, and a timeline. See for example the manifesto of the Personal Health Train here.
    4. The manifesto (including a statement about adhering to the Rules of Engagement) will be signed by the consortium coordinator.
    5. This manifesto should be sent to the GFISCO within one month after kick-off.
    6. The GFISCO will inform the coordinator about the progress/outcome of the IN application within two weeks after the manifesto has been submitted.
  • Active Implementation Network
    1. Once the manifesto has been approved by GFISCO, the IN begins the active implementation period.
  • Post Implementation Network
    1. Once the goals of the manifesto have been met, there is a final reporting and meeting.
    2. The IN dissolves.