Interested in becoming a member of GO FAIR? You can do so either by joining an existing Implementation Network or by forming a new one. Below you’ll find a description of how Implementation Networks are formed.
There are three phases that an Implementation Network has to undergo before it becomes active:
- Interested Implementation Network
- A group of people with a common interest forms a consortium with the goal to contribute to the Internet of FAIR Data and Services.
- All participants of the consortium read and agree with the GO FAIR Rules of Engagement.
- The group selects a consortium coordinator.
- The consortium coordinator gets in touch with the GO FAIR International Support & Coordination Office (GFISCO) and/or fills out the GO FAIR Implementation Network Application form.
- Preparatory Implementation Network
- The representative (link to profiles) of the GO FAIR pillar that is most closely linked to the activities of the proposed IN will get in touch and schedule a preparatory call to discuss the scope of the new IN and the manifesto preparation;
- A kickoff meeting to kick-off the activities of the preparatory Implementation Network will be scheduled as necessary;
- In the kickoff meeting the group finalizes their manifesto, outlining their objectives, strategy, IN partners, and a timeline. See for example the manifesto of the Personal Health Train here.
- The manifesto (including a statement about adhering to the Rules of Engagement) will be signed by the consortium coordinator.
- This manifesto should be sent to the GFISCO within one month after kick-off.
- The GFISCO will inform the coordinator about the progress/outcome of the IN review and approval within two weeks after the manifesto has been submitted.
- Active Implementation Network
- Once the manifesto has been approved by GFISCO, the IN begins the active implementation period.
- After the goals of the IN specified in the manifesto have been met, there is final reporting and meeting, after which the IN dissolves.