Dear GO FAIR community,
While the International FAIR Convergence Symposium was an excellent way to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with a fresh mind and new perspectives, it is now time to think ahead.
Last month the GO FAIR Executive Board (EB) met to discuss how to move forward with the coordination of GO FAIR beyond the summer 2021. To properly plan ahead, our EB suggested to draw up a synopsis to better set the course for the future GO FAIR initiative, to compare IN activities with its set goals in the manifestos, and to collect results from IN activities and identify needs of the community. This small touch-base exercise will be performed in a timely manner. Be prepared and stay tuned!
We would also like to take the occasion and invite you to our virtual FAIR Festival 2021 to jointly celebrate the recent FAIR shift in research data management, pave the way for future GO FAIR community activities and build on the achievements of the past few years. Please save the date: 21-23 June 2021! We are looking forward to seeing many of you again.
All the best,
Laurent Crouzet, Barend Mons & Klaus Tochtermann
Strategic Directors, GO FAIR Initiative
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In this section you will learn about Implementation Networks that have recently acquired “active” status, recent IN activities and opportunities. This way, we ensure that you always stay on top of things happening in the “GO FAIR” family.
Reports from internal events
- Read the short report about the GO UNI strategy meeting that took place on 11 February 2021: “Pragmatic – Conrete – Community-driven: The Credo of GO UNI”.
- The session recordings of the International FAIR Convergence Symposium, co-organised by CODATA and GO FAIR, are available for watching. Visit our website to dive into the various topics and sessions of our symposium.
- The GO FAIR US Office team hosted two successful webinars: FAIR and Research Software about the applicability of FAIR principles to research software, and WIPs and CHIPs focused on participants sharing FAIR-related Work in Progress and Challenge in Progress presentations. Furthermore, they presented on FAIR Data and Software in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycles.
- The US GO FAIR office informs: A new series called “FAIR Bytes” is launching. Learn how you can get involved.
Interesting reads from the INs
- A new handbook on research data management features an article about the GO FAIR initiative, GO CHANGE and the EcoSoc IN (available in German only).
- FAIRsharing, at the core of the FAIR StRePo IN, is an essential resource recommended by the EOSC “Six Recommendations for implementation of FAIR practice” and the recent “FAIR Metrics for EOSC”.
- Check out the end report of the National Programme Open Science project “Professionalising data stewardship”.
that presents a Dutch roadmap towards national implementation of FAIR data stewardship.
- Sophie Aubin from the Food System IN informs: The French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB) reveals its training opportunities for 2021 around the FAIR theme (article available in French only).
- Check out “Digital Skills for FAIR and Open Science” for an interesting report from the EOSC Executive Board Skills and Training Working Group.
- Read these publications by representatives of the GO FAIR Brazil office to learn more about their activities and work:
- Sales, Luana Farias; Sayão, Luís Fernando: Research data: love them, care for them (2020)
- Henning, Patrícia Corrêa et al.: GO FAIR e os princípios FAIR: o que representam para a expansão dos dados de pesquisa no âmbito da Ciência Aberta. Em Questão, v. 25, n. 2, p. 389-412, 2019
- Sales, Luana et al.: GO FAIR Brazil: a challenge for brazilian data science. Data Intelligence, v. 2, n. 1-2, p. 238-245, 2020
This section gives you an overview of conferences and workshops where you can meet up (virtually) with fellow GO FAIR members if you happen to attend the same event or are in the same town.
In order for this category to work we do need your help! Please drop us a line at email@example.com and tell us where you can be met in the future.
- 01 April 2021, virtual: Say hi to the US GO FAIR office at their webinar “FAIR on the Ground” featuring Dr. Amanda Charbonneau, Project Manager for the Common Fund Data Ecosystem (UC Davis).
- 21-23 June 2021, virtual: Save the Date: FAIR Festival 2021. More information will be announced soon.
People of GO FAIR
In this section we would like to introduce you to members of our GO FAIR family. In each newsletter we will provide you with a short profile of two GO FAIR members.
Meet the coordinators of GO UNI, German chapter of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers IN: Patrick Helling and Monika Linne.
|Patrick Helling is data manager at the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH) where he is supporting researchers within the arts and humanities in questions on research data management (RDM) at the University of Cologne (UoC). Since 2020 he has also been working as a data manager in the priority programme Computational Literary Studies (CLS) at the University in Würzburg. His research focuses on the abstract modelling of RDM requirements for defining RDM quality insurance standards. Patrick has a background in media studies, media economics and media technologies and is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Digital Humanities (IDH) at UoC.|
|Monika Linne is a sociologist (M.A.) and works as a research assistant for the NFDI consortium “KonsortSWD” at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences. Here she sets up training programs for the employees of the research data centers of the German Data Forum. In addition, she works as a research assistant at the Competence Center for Research Data Management (C³RDM) at the University of Cologne. Before that, she was a research assistant in the International Support and Coordination Office of the GO FAIR initiative. As a research assistant at GESIS, she previously managed projects to set up research data repositories.|
National office representatives: Introducing the GO FAIR Brazil office
Meet the team members of GO FAIR Brazil:
General coordination of information
GO BUILD coordination
GO CHANGE coordination
GO TRAIN coordination
Cláudio José Silva Ribeiro
Thematic Implementation Networks in Brazil:
Patricia Corrêa Henning
Patricia Corrêa Henning
Eliza Cristina Macedo
Maria Simone de Menezes Alencar
Sônia Regina de Souza
|Debora Pignatari Drucker|
Profiles: LinkedIn, ORCID
Nuclear Energy IN
|Luiz Fernando Sayão|
Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear – CNEN
Profiles: ORCID, Lattes
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