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On Wednesday 29 April, the FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force will kick off a series of weekly online sessions with FAIR stakeholders aimed at furthering their contribution to the EOSC and a FAIR vision for Europe.

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The virtual sessions, which effectively replace a single workshop originally scheduled to take place in Den Haag on April 29 and cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency, will unite representatives from the Working Groups of the EOSC Executive Board, the ESFRI clusters, the INFRAEOSC5 projects, and the European Group of FAIR Champions in discussions around the six pillars of the FAIR Expert group report Turning FAIR into Reality. The FAIRsFAIR Synchronisation Force, which is coordinated by FAIRsFAIR partners DANS, CODATA and Trust-IT Services, is charged with developing and tracking an effective uptake strategy to facilitate the adoption of FAIR data principles, while ensuring coordination with the EOSC governance and related initiatives and projects. A first workshop, held in Budapest on 25 November 2019, explored interaction between FAIRsFAIR and the five established EOSC Working Groups. The report, structured around the themes of those Working Groups, is available at The objective of subsequent workshops is to broaden the engagement between FAIRsFAIR and the other projects and stakeholders within the EOSC ecosystem. In this second workshop, the focus is enhancing engagement with the EOSC Cluster Projects. Additionally, in line with the findings of the first report, the second workshop will place greater focus on ‘clustering activities and outputs around recommendations from the Turning FAIR into reality report’. Following on from the 29 April plenary session, weekly sessions are scheduled between 6 and 14 May, each dedicated to one of the six pillars of the Turning FAIR into Reality Report. A final plenary session is to be held on 11 June, during which participants will refine the content of the reports drafted. In preparation for the meeting the Synchronisation Force has prepared a video entitled How FAIR is Research in Europe. View the video at About FAIRsFAIR In a 36-month framework, FAIRsFAIR will deliver a FAIR data competence framework which meets the Open Data EOSC Challenge by supporting the development and uptake of a FAIR data culture in European data repositories and data science. FAIRsFAIR will also play a key role in the development of global standards for FAIR certification of repositories and the data within them. For more information about FAIRsFAIR, contact us! - Website: - Twitter: @FAIRsFAIR_EU - Email: - Press queries: Rob Carrillo - email


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