The vision of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is among others to provide researchers with the opportunity to profit from the benefits of data-driven science. This vision is to be realised through an open and trusted environment for accessing and managing a wide range of publicly funded research data and related services. Having entered its implementation phase (2021-2027), the EOSC requires active engagement and support for widespread implementation and adoption of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. The goal is to define and share standards and develop tools and services, to allow researchers to find, access, reuse and combine research results.
The FAIR-IMPACT project contributes to an EOSC of FAIR data and services by supporting the implementation of FAIR-enabling practices, tools and services across scientific communities at European, national and institutional level. FAIR-IMPACT will translate and adapt solutions across scientific domains on persistent identifiers, metadata and ontologies, metrics, certification and interoperability aspects via a set of integrated use cases in the social sciences and humanities, photon and neutron sciences, life sciences and agri-food, and environmental sciences. These solutions will enable repository managers, research performing organisations, funders and policy makers to support FAIR data management, and researchers and citizen scientists to produce FAIR data. Further uptake of FAIR data principles and practices will then be boosted via cascading grants that will provide financial as well as in-kind support.
FAIR-IMPACT “Expanding FAIR solutions across EOSC” is funded by the European Commission Horizon Europe programme (GA 101057344). Coordinated by DANS and supported by 27 additional partners from 11 countries, the project officially started on the 1st of June 2022. FAIR-IMPACT will build on the successful practices, policies, tools and technical specifications arising from FAIRsFAIR, other H2020 projects and initiatives, and from the FAIR and other relevant Working Groups of the former EOSC Executive Board.