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International FAIR Convergence Symposium

Register here to attend the symposium: https://bit.ly/FAIRCONVERGE1 (using code FAIRCONVERGE1). *** The Symposium Programme is now available. Please note that this initial programme overview is subject to change. Full programme including details of the sessions will be published by November 5. *** Update: The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will now…

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AdvancedNano IN Driving Forward a FAIR-compliant Repository for Data & Tools for Nano & Advanced Material Safety

Blair Johnston, co-coordinator of the AdvancedNano IN reports: The AdvancedNano IN will assist the science-based risk governance of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) and other advanced material formulations, including the elucidation of the mode of action, grouping, read-across, development of quantitative structure-activity relationships, and Safe-by-Design aspects of nano and advanced material production…

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Early-mover FAIR communities produce first FAIR Implementation Profiles

In preparation for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium, a set of early-mover FAIR communities from the Social Sciences, Geo Sciences, Chemistry, Materials, Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, and Biodiversity are participating in a series of FIP-Convergence Workshops where they first produce, under guidance and with novel tools, Community FAIR Implementation Profile. Afterward,…

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Proof of Concept developed by VODAN Africa and Asia

This short report was written by Mirjam van Reisen (IN Coordinator of both IN-Africa and Ambassadors IN, VODAN IN member) & Francisca Oladipo (VODAN IN member). GO FAIR moved from a theoretical concept to an implementation programme when the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged around the globe. There were several big issues…

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2nd GO INTER Hackathon: A Short Recap

On 1-2 July 2020 the GO FAIR Implementation Network on "Cross-Domain Interoperability of Heterogeneous Research Data (GO Inter)" organised a hackathon on FAIR digital objects (FDO) and FAIRsemantics. This hackathon has been a follow-up of the May hackathon on implementing the FDO concept to cross-domain interoperability use cases, and it…

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GO UNI successfully kicked-off in Germany

For the concrete implementation of a professional research data management, different approaches are chosen at German universities, which are geared to the university-specific needs, and organizational structures and cultures. Here the wheel is often reinvented instead of building on existing and reusable solutions. Both the building and the establishment of…

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The US GO FAIR office reports: Next steps for the FAIR data & software lesson

On 27-28 August 2020 the US GO FAIR Office organised a FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) lesson global sprint through CarpentryCon @ Home together with partners from around the world. Participants from 21 institutions and 11 countries took part in this Library Carpentry FAIR Data & Software lesson sprint whose…

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First data-visiting of data safely held in FAIR Data points

After the successful deployment of seven machine-actionable FAIR Data Points in Africa, a test to execute a machine-based querying of FAIR Data Points across continents between Leiden University Medical Center and Kampala International University was successful. Mirjam van Reisen (IN Coordinator of IN-Africa and one of the coordinators of the…

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Kick-start of a Polish Data Stewards Community

Maria Pawlowska and her colleagues in the Polish Chapter of the Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network (DSCC IN), are in the midst of conducting a 1-week Data Stewardship School (September 14-18) as a way to kick-start a Polish Data Stewards Community.  This 1-week training is viewed as "ground zero” for launching national…

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The next FAIR Data Point at LUMC

On August 31, the LUMC FAIR Data Point went on line, and two days later on September 2, a Technical Session was held between Leiden University Medical Center and VODAN Africa teams to initiate the discussions leading to the documentation of specifications for the VODAN FDP and the demonstration of…

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Personal Health Train Project nominated for the Dutch Computable Awards 2020

The Personal Health Train (PHT) is one of the last five nominees for the prestigious Dutch Computable Awards 2020, in the care project cluster. The PHT consortium, being also a GO FAIR Implementation Network, collaborates with other partners to develop an infrastructure where personal data will be securely shared and documented. It is…

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CO-OPERAS publishes a variety of workshop reports on FAIRification efforts in the SSH

Arnaud Gingold from the CO-OPERAS IN reports: The CO-OPERAS IN published the reports of all the workshops organized in the past year on the topic of “FAIR data for Social Sciences and Humanities” on Zenodo: As a first step of its roadmap, CO-OPERAS intended to listen to the communities through…

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Third FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

On 11 August 2020 the third COVID-19 FAIR Data Point (FDP) was successfully installed in Nigeria at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University by the VODAN Africa team. This FDP is the second one in Nigeria, and the third VODAN-in-a-Box deployed in Africa. Next COVID-19 FAIR Data Points are to be…

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Second FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

The Kampala International University issued the following press release on Thursday, August 4, 2020: VODAN in a Box Strengthens South-South Cooperation on COVID-19 Control In a two-hour session hosted by Charles Kahiro and Ivy Wachira of Ravel Works, Africa, and witnessed by 33 participants which consist of Data Stewards and…

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Virtual tutorial for AiiDA & Materials Cloud

Giovanni Pizzi, IN Coordinator of the Materials Cloud IN, and collaborators successfully held a virtual tutorial for AiiDA and the Materials Cloud that attracted 85 participants from all over the world. Materials were made available: Videos, tutorial text, "Quantum Mobile" virtual machine Full report  

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New FAIR Data Stewardship course in the fall of 2020

After the FAIR Data Stewardship Course earlier this year, Hogeschool Leiden and the GO FAIR Foundation are setting up the next iteration of this “Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship” course for October – November 2020. The course will be offered at the Hogeschool Leiden (in Dutch), as well as online…

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First FAIR Data Point for COVID-19 Data Installed in Africa

COVID-19 Computer-Readable Observational Data Installed at Kampala International University Following the press release from the Kampala International University, history was made today at 14:14 CET on 22 July 2020 as the first COVID-19 Computer-Readable FAIR Data point of Observational Data was installed in Uganda, Africa. The installation was carried out…

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AdvancedNano IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s Implementation Networks: AdvancedNano IN. This Implementation Network actively supports the implementation of the FAIR principles in the current nano-EHS databases, i.e. data on NM physicochemical characteristics, release and exposure, toxicity and functionality. Its main objective is to take new and ground-breaking…

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A three-point framework for FAIRification

Under the severe conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world looks to data for answers. The request for data is urgent and demanding, as policy makers seek to identify life-saving patterns and forecast trends to better advise on interventions. From medical charts that record the disease progression in individual COVID…

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M4M for the Danish e-infrastructure Cooperation

Making it easy for humans to make metadata for machines On June 26, the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), in cooperation with the GO FAIR Foundation, launched two Metadata for Machine workshops on behalf of two research communities seeking to upgrade the FAIRness of research data. The workshops are conducted via teleconference…

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VODAN Africa and the Journey of a Thousand Tiny Steps

By Francisca Oladipo and Mirjam van Reisen As the COVID-19 pandemic ran riot around the world, and was gradually making inroads into Africa, a new partnership developed to address the current and immediate challenges faced in the continent using a different kind of science: the science of FAIR Data. VODAN…

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Report of the FAIR Digital Object Hackathon organized by GO INTER

A challenging issue as regards implementing FAIR is the question of how the process of creating interoperable research data can be made as simple as possible. The FAIR Digital Object (FDO) concept seems to emerge as a promising approach to solving the problem. However, reference implementations and show cases are…

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Materials Cloud: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: the Materials Cloud IN. The Materials Cloud IN is committed to provide suitable tools to assist researchers to make their work FAIR and help them in adopting best practices and common formats. The effort to make simulations FAIR cannot be applied “a posteriori” after these…

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Food Systems IN Kick-off

Since its creation representatives of the GO FAIR Food Systems Implementation Network have been working on several initiatives to advance the implementation of FAIR in the Food Systems domain. Until now they have identified and aligned themselves with several existing initiatives on FAIR implementation and have created a list of…

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Launch of VODAN GO FAIR IN to optimise data reuse during virus outbreaks
Photo by Thor Deichmann_Coronavirus

The spread of the virus causing the COVID-19 outbreak affects the whole world. Virus outbreaks like these ask for an optimisation of data management and data reuse from which we all can benefit during future outbreaks too. Access to the immensely valuable data of past and current epidemics is not…

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GO NANOFAB IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s Implementation Networks: GO NANOFAB. This Implementation Network (IN) aims to work towards improving capabilities for capturing, storing and making accessible data, parameters and workflows from nanofabrication (NF) process chains by using the FAIR approach. The IN will provide a forum for…

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Marine Data Centres: New GO FAIR Implementation Network
Marine Data Centres

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: the Marine Data Centres IN. This Implementation Network is launched by the SeaDataNet consortium, which is a community of more than 50 partners from 35 countries in and around Europe managing access to large collections of data derived in situ of the seas and oceans.…

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FAIR Microbiome: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Read more about a new GO FAIR Implementation Network: FAIR Microbiome IN. The cross-cutting nature of microbiome research in environmental sciences, health, agriculture, energy, and natural and built environments requires the development of new solutions and community coordination to tackle grand challenges that will accelerate basic discovery and lead to transformative…

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GO FAIR coordinates convergence between Implementation Networks

From its inception, the GO FAIR Community has been committed to working together to build components for an Internet of FAIR Data and Services (IFDS). The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office does just this, supporting and coordinating community initiatives on FAIR implementations. At the 2nd Annual GO FAIR…

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FAIR in Axum: IN-Africa goes back to the roots of civilisation

Article written by Mirjam van Reisen, IN-Africa Coordinator Axum, the cradle of civilisation, is located In Ethiopia, a country of 105 million people. Today its President Abija is acknowledged as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. In Axum, one of the earliest trading hubs known to mankind,…

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Accelerating Convergence in 2020

At the 2nd Annual GO FAIR Implementation network meeting in Hamburg the GO FAIR community refocused efforts towards convergence. Convergence is needed to bring together domain-specific approaches on data and infrastructures as well as experiences in training and education which enables the adoption and extension of existing practices and solutions.…

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International Kick-off of an Implementation Network for Data Stewardship

On December 18-19, 2019 colleagues from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, and the USA met for an official launch of the Data Stewardship Competency Centres (DSCC) IN in Leiden. The event was also a knowledge exchange oriented workshop for the IN community to start…

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Connecting people and resources

On 25 November 2019 the GO FAIR office hosted a workshop on “FAIR training and skills” at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. 28 professionals, including data stewards, research data managers and trainers from Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Switzerland and Greece came together to exchange experience, concepts and…

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GO BUILD Workshop Report

GO BUILD Workshop on “Semantic Interoperability of Metadata for Cross-Domain Research of the Future” – How do we make vocabularies and other semantic resources FAIR? The latest workshop offered by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) brought together representatives of the implementation networks (INs) as well as…

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DSCC: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the most recent addition to GO FAIR’s implementation networks: Data Stewardship Competence Centers (DSCC) Universities and other research performing institutions (RPI) across Europe, and globally, face the challenge of establishing professional, institution-wide research data stewardship and building its related infrastructure. Research ‘Data Stewardship Competence Centers’ (DSCC) collaborate with…

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Ambassadors IN: a new GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: Ambassadors IN The Ambassadors Implementation Network aims to strengthen the involvement of researchers on FAIR in new countries and new sectors, including PhD students, masters students, bachelor students, diploma students and data stewards, as well as inclusion of seasoned researchers interested in exploring…

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Results of the Kick-off Workshop of the GO FAIR Implementation Network GO INTER

On October 1st and 2nd, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the GO FAIR implementation network "Cross-Domain Interoperability of Heterogeneous Research Data (GO Inter)" with 20 participants from 13 organizations took place at GESIS in Cologne. The network aims at bringing together experts from the Semantic Web community, data providers and…

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Workshop report: “Data Discovery Across Disciplines” at Open Science Fair 2019

While we have made great strides when it comes to accessibility of scientific data, discoverability is seriously lacking. As a result, up to 85% of research data are not reused. Discoverability is therefore one of the key challenges for FAIR data, especially across disciplines. The GO FAIR Implementation Network on…

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IN-Africa: a new GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: IN-Africa Central to the Implementation Network is the African expression of the Internet of FAIR Data and Sercvices (IFDS). The network considers the opportunities of data science for economic potential, especially for Africa’s youth and the need for education and training in this…

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“We’re all in the same boat” – Professionals from research data competence centres join forces at international GO CHANGE workshop

The latest workshop offered by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office brought together 28 representatives of research data management competence centres and research communities from Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany at the German National Library in Frankfurt on June 19, 2019. United in seeking to establish an…

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Results of the 3rd Germany GOes FAIR Workshop for the German Research Community

GO BUILD – GO CHANGE – GO TRAIN – Ways for the German Community to Contribute to GO FAIR On Wednesday, 15th of May 2019, the third Germany GOes FAIR workshop took place in Germany. At the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, representatives of various research…

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GO Inter: a new GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out this new Implementation Network for Cross-Domain Interoperability of Heterogeneous Research Data: GO Inter Despite the existence of widely accepted standards for data representation and linking, research data are often described in heterogeneous and unstandardized ways. This results in domain-specific, disconnected “data silos” which makes discovery, linking and reuse of…

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Personal Health Train IN: German Chapter workshop report available

On 12 February 2019 the GO FAIR Personal Health Train (PHT) Implementation Network (IN) German Chapter workshop took place in Berlin. The PHT IN German Chapter workshop report is now available. Interested in more information about the PHT IN? Then check out the newly created webpage for the Personal Health…

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“CO-OPERAS” Implementation Network wins best poster during the EOSC-hub Week 2019

Congratulations to Elena Giglia, Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin and Suzanne Dumouchel, Co-Coordinator of OPERAS Partnerhips and Public Affairs Officer! The two coordinators of the GO FAIR Implementation Network “CO-OPERAS” presented their poster “CO-OPERAS Implementation Network: FAIR Data in the SSH” at this year’s…

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New GO FAIR Implementation Network: GAIA Data

GO FAIR welcomes the GlobAl Integrated EArth Data Implementation Network (GAIA Data IN). This Implementation Network will build on, and promote, extensive pre-existing coordination work, services, tools, and recommendations, whilst seeking to improve transdisciplinary and cross-domain data interoperability. A key objective will be to facilitate access to both space and…

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Food Systems: new GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out our latest Implementation Network: Food Systems IN. The Food System IN's goal is to advance a global data ecosystem for agriculture and food by implementing FAIR data and services. Agri-food systems are facing unprecedented socio-economic, and environmental challenges to feed 2 billion more people by 2050. In order to…

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New GO FAIR Implementation Network: PHT IN

GO FAIR welcomes the Personal Health Train Implementation Network. Major public and private stakeholders in health, healthcare and biomedical research are developing the ‘Personal Health Train’ (PHT). This is a distributed infrastructure that enables the use and reuse of health data for the benefit of individuals and society. The PHT…

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NOMAD: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

GO FAIR welcomes a new Implementation Network: NOMAD. NOMAD is part of the Dutch-German consortium FAIR Data Infrastructure (FAIR-DI), pillar A (www.fairdi.eu). The Novel Materials Discovery (NOMAD) Laboratory maintains the largest worldwide repository for input and output files of all important computational materials science computer programs. Based on its open-access data,…

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Metabolomics: GO FAIR Implementation Network

The Metabolomics Implementation Network has been one of the early GO FAIR movers. The GO FAIR Metabolomics Implementation Network was established in March 2017 in Leiden during a meeting attended by more than 30 stakeholders from all over Europe (academia, UMCs, research institutes including EMBL-EBI, small and medium companies, software companies,…

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GO FAIR Implementation Networks Meeting 2019: A short recap

More than 90 Implementation Network representatives gathered in the Netherlands to find out about ways to sync their FAIR endeavours. The GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office hosted the first annual meeting of GO FAIR Implementation Networks (INs) on January 15-16, 2019 in Leiden, The Netherlands. This meeting aimed…

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Chemistry IN: New GO FAIR Implementation Network

Check out the recent addition to the GO FAIR Implementation Networks: Chemistry IN (ChIN). The Chemistry community needs to create a FAIR culture which is supported by standards and infrastructure development promoting machine readability of chemical data and other digital resources. The goals of this Implementation Network are to enhance the open,…

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