On January 13th, 2022, DANS played a central role in the workshop co-organised by FAIRsFAIR, SSHOC, and EOSC-Nordic regarding the creation and facilitation of a European network of FAIR-enabling Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDRs). The workshop provided interesting insights into the next steps towards the creation of this network.

Last week, the European Commission awarded an amount of 10 million euros to a consortium that will implement the FAIR principles in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The project, in which 28 partners from 10 European member states work together, will be led by DANS deputy director Dr. Ingrid Dillo. It will start on May 1, 2022 and will run for three years.

The ACME-FAIR guide, designed to help managers of research data management (RDM) and related professional services self-assess how they enable researchers to adopt FAIR data principles, is now open for public comment.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project hosts a trainers directory – an inventory of trainers operating in the field of social sciences.

The SURF Research Support Champions are people who have made remarkable efforts over the past year to support research within their institution. The winners will be announced on 10 May 2022, at SURF Research Week. Nominate your colleague now!

FAIRsFAIR together with  EOSC Synergy have recently launched a brand new course. The objective of the course is to equip participants from universities or research-performing organisations with data stewardship skills and knowledge to better support researchers. 

On Thursday, February 10, between 15:30 and 17:00 CET, the DANS Data Trail webinar: “Sneak preview – How the EOSC Association stimulates community based Open Science” will take place. It is now possible to register.

Starting in February 2022, EOSC Future will organise ‘ask me anything’ webinars. On the first Tuesday of every month, participants will have the chance to ask questions about a variety of EOSC services and resources.