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.