Advancing FAIR in the US
Our Aim is to connect FAIR stakeholders and foster a community where FAIR approaches can be shared, discussed, and advanced collaboratively.
On 22 January 2021, and 01 February 2021, I presented on the topic of “FAIR Data & Software in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle” to dkNET and the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The presentation (see slides) is a slimmed down version of a much longer session that is run at the Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute (see Zenodo record and slides).
On 2020 August 27-28, 29 participants from 21 institutions and 11 countries took part in the CarpentryCon @ Home - Library Carpentry FAIR Data & Software lesson sprint. The ultimate goal of the sprint was to develop a shared FAIR lesson that communities across the world can benefit from. Overall, participants made 35 commits, including 347 additions and 62 deletions, and closed 9 issues out of 16 opened during the sprint. Lesson development also occurred outside of GitHub, in Etherpads and Google Docs, and is in the process of being merged. Thanks to all the participants and their contributions!
New Network Facilitates Information Collection and Exchange of Worldwide COVID-19 Data for Researchers and Policy Makers
Today, July 17, 2020, we are announcing the launch of the GO FAIR US website. The GO FAIR Professional Development Workshop (February 25-27, 2020) highlighted a need to create a place to connect FAIR stakeholders and foster a community where FAIR approaches can be shared, discussed, and advanced collaboratively. We see the website playing this central role to furthering our goals.
On June 16, 2021, the GO FAIR US Team will be hosting a webinar on FAIR Workflows at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST / 7 pm UTC.
The Hogeschool Leiden — a GO FAIR International Partner — is launching its next round of FAIR-related courses for 2021!
Join your colleagues for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Virtual Plenary 17 event, happening 20-23 April, 2021. RDA’s plenary meetings provide an opportunity for members from 145 countries to gather and address global challenges and broker solutions that work within different contexts. The plenaries allow participants to engage with the international community, connect online and collaborate with colleagues globally, and remotely attend an event, minimizing time investment and eliminating travel costs.
Plenary 17 in Edinburgh will focus on the themes of global challenges, global mechanisms for data reuse, sustainable solutions with benefits for all, and global cooperation to realise these ends.
The event includes keynote presentations, 90+ breakout sessions, panel discussions, poster and networking sessions and Scottish-themed social activities!
Details about the event can be found here with links to all things P17!