9-11 October 2018
Lisbon
Europe/Lisbon timezone

The GO FAIR approach: Building a federated environment for scientific data sharing and re-use based on Implementation Networks

Not scheduled
15m
Lisbon

Lisbon

ISCTE, University of Lisbon
Poster Posters

Speaker

Ines Drefs (GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office)

Description

GO FAIR is a bottom-up international approach for the practical implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as part of a global Internet of FAIR Data & Services (IFDS). In this presentation, the GO FAIR Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO) shares its experience with building community-specific, pan-European infrastructures based on communities of excellence, so-called Implementation Networks. GO FAIR Implementation Networks are constituted of individuals, institutions and organisations who are committed to defining and creating materials and tools as elements of the Internet of FAIR Data and Services. In one way or another, their efforts contribute to making unlinked research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). At any time, Implementation Networks can be joined or new Implementation Networks can be launched and as such, the GO FAIR consortium is entirely open, inclusive and stakeholder-driven. By supporting and coordinating the activities of Implementation Networks the GO FAIR office follows the recommendations to “federate the gems and amplify good practice” and to “build on existing capacity and expertise where possible” as published in the first report of the Commission High Level Expert Group on the EOSC. At a practical level, this happens on the basis of three interactive processes which constitute the pillars of GO FAIR: GO CHANGE, GO TRAIN and GO BUILD. GO CHANGE refers to socio-cultural change in the broader scientific system. As a part of this change research data – not just article publications – are recognised as a significant output of research and become a vehicle for reputation gain within academia. The GO TRAIN process refers to the development of training curricula focused on FAIR Data Stewardship as well as the development of certification schemes for competencies in FAIR Data Stewardship. GO BUILD is a process that involves designing and building the technical standards, best practices and infrastructure components needed to create the IFDS. How exactly implementation networks form and how they are coordinated within and across pillars will be outlined in this presentation with a view to federating them into EOSC. Moving towards an interconnected environment to store and manage data from different disciplines is by no means a trivial undertaking. Thus, the presenters from the GFISCO will moreover discuss opportunities (such as general enthusiasm and broad endorsement of the FAIR principles within research communities) and challenges (such as giving Implementation Networks optimal freedom to operate with just enough coordination and guidance to prevent silo formation, undue competition and fragmentation). In doing so, we hope to drum up conversation and exchange with other representatives, architects and operators from research infrastructures and research collaborations at the DI4R2018.

Summary

In this presentation, the GO FAIR Support and Coordination Office shares its experience with building community-specific, pan-European infrastructures based on communities of excellence, so-called Implementation Networks. How exactly implementation networks form and how they are coordinated within and across the three pillars GO CHANGE, GO TRAIN and GO BUILD will be outlined in this presentation with a view to federating them into EOSC. The presenter will moreover discuss related opportunities and challenges in order to drum up conversation and exchange with other representatives, architects and operators from research infrastructures and research collaborations at the DI4R2018.

Type of abstract Presentation

Primary author

Ines Drefs (GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office)

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