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Expanding FAIR Solutions across EOSC

Project description

Implementing FAIR data and services in the European Open Science Cloud

Supporting the implementation phase of the European Open Science Cloud, the EU-funded FAIR-IMPACT project is designed to optimise cross-collaboration and support in the adoption of the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) principles. Operating across scientific communities at European, national and institutional levels, FAIR-IMPACT focuses on persistent identifiers (PIDs), metadata, ontologies, metrics, certification and interoperability. FAIR-IMPACT will identify practices, policies, tools and technical specifications to guide researchers, repository managers, research performing organisations, policymakers and citizen scientists towards a FAIR data management cycle. Starting with real-life use cases on social sciences and humanities, photon and neutron sciences, life sciences and agri-food and environmental sciences, the project will support further adoption and implementation with cascading grants, in-kind contributions and harmonisation efforts.


FAIR-IMPACT focuses on expanding FAIR solutions across the EOSC. It builds on the results of FAIRsFAIR and other relevant projects and initiatives. The project aims to realise a FAIR EOSC, that is an EOSC of FAIR data and services. FAIR-IMPACT will identify proven domain solutions and facilitate the interoperable uptake of these solutions across scientific domains and for different types of research output. This includes the overall FAIRification of various research objects from assigning and managing identifiers, describing them with shared and common semantics to making them interoperable and reusable, as well as the challenge of projecting the FAIR principles to other types of research objects such as software.
FAIR-IMPACT meets these challenges through three work packages which identify and adapt candidate approaches, tools and solutions suitable for wider adoption, and two work packages focussing on interoperability, adoption and support. Scientific communities are included in the consortium as integrated use case partners. This will ensure that viable and tested solutions from one domain can be piloted in others and help to achieve wider uptake, adoption, implementation of, and compliance with the FAIR principles. As the project unfolds, additional support mechanisms (cascading grants, in-kind support) will be introduced.
The FAIR-IMPACT ambition is to build a web of FAIR data and related services together with the scientific community and relevant stakeholder groups, and to take steps towards realising the ambition of a web of Open Science. FAIR-IMPACT will contribute to transforming the way researchers share and exploit research outputs within and across research disciplines? and to the facilitation of scientific multi-disciplinary cooperation. With its focus on increasing FAIRness, FAIR-IMPACT will contribute to improving public trust and reproducibility in science.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 407 500,00

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 2 407 500,00

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