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.

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  • 09 Sep 2021

    Announcing the FAIR Data Stewardship Listserv

    Today 09 September 2021, the GO FAIR US office is announcing the FAIR Data Stewardship listserv, Subscribe to the listserv at

  • 03 Sep 2021

    Data in Action Spotlight- Advancing the Study of the Body’s Metabolic Systems through Bold Approaches in Data Repository Management

    Have you ever wondered how the “normal” resting heart rate for your age group, used by your doctor, was determined or how the American Diabetes Association established the “normal” fasting glucose value? Establishing these “normal” ranges for metabolic data has presented challenges for medical researchers, practitioners, and those that share the information with the public for many years. Understanding these “normal” ranges for metabolism is complex, especially because the human body may contain tens of thousands of metabolites at any one time; each individual molecule could be tied to a variety of processes that together make up the human metabolism. Even so, researchers and practitioners desire a basis of comparison while the field of metabolomics develops. Insights into these processes, combined with advances in genomics, proteomics, the microbiome, and other -omics, are poised to transform human, animal and plant health over the next several years.

  • 12 Aug 2021

    San Diego Supercomputer Center Team Awarded Funding for GO FAIR Symposium

    San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Research Data Services (RDS) Chief Strategist Melissa Cragin (principal investigator) and RDS Division Director Christine Kirkpatrick (co-principal investigator) were recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to fund a GO FAIR symposium in the next several months. The production of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data and other digital objects has become a powerful notion throughout the research world, aimed at increasing successful data integration and allowing for seamless service provision across multiple resources and organizations. Kirkpatrick and Cragin serve as leaders for UC San Diego’s FAIR data efforts via the US GO FAIR Office led out of SDSC. Their new award supports work on an early 2022 symposium that will gather input from the broader scientific community on building U.S. capacity for understanding and implementing the FAIR principles for research digital objects.

  • 15 Jul 2021

    West Hub Affiliates at Arizona State University Pave Way for FAIR Models with CoMSES.Net

    In May of 2020, Michael Barton, a West Hub affiliate, urged scientists to share their COVID-19 models as a way to ensure that their code was transparent and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). His call to action brought 56,000 individuals to his social and ecological model gateway called CoMSES.Net (Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences).

  • 02 Jun 2021

    West Hub Community Spotlight— Alaska Projects Focused on Data-Driven Environmental Systems

    Chris Turner, a data librarian in Anchorage, Alaska at Axiom Data Science, recently spoke with science writer Kim Bruch from West Hub about his most recent data-related projects and how he strives to keep data FAIR.

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  • 28 Oct 2021

    Mapping GO FAIR Pillars to the new USGS Roadmap for enabling FAIR Data

    On October 28th, 2021 at 9 am PST/12 pm EST/5 pm UTC, GO FAIR US will be hosting a webinar on how USGS has utilized the GO FAIR Pillars in their roadmap for enabling FAIR Data. Fran Lightsom and Viv Hutchinson will be giving a talk titled: “Mapping GO FAIR Pillars to the new USGS Roadmap for enabling FAIR Data.” Registration for the webinar is available at this link.

  • 28 Sep 2021

    The FAIR Island Project- Realizing Place-based, Open Science

    On [EVENT DATE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE], GO FAIR US will be hosting a webinar on the FAIR Island Project. Erin Robinson, Maria Praetzellis, and Neil Davies will be giving a talk titled: “The FAIR Island Project: Realizing Place-based, Open Science.” Registration for the webinar is available at [EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE].

  • 06 Aug 2021

    Launch of GO FAIR US Newsletter!

    The GO FAIR US Team is excited to announce the launch of our newsletter! We will keep you, our community members and partners, up-to-date on GO FAIR US Office, as well as with news and events across the global GO FAIR Community. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the button below.

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