European Commission awards grant to FAIRsFAIR project

1 January 2019

The FAIRsFAIR proposal, coordinated by DANS, has been selected by the European Commission and has now entered the stage of contract preparation. The start of the three-year project is 1st of March 2019.

FAIRsFAIR’s ambition is to assist the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) governance bodies to deliver FAIR-aligned Rules of Participation in the EOSC. These rules will be designed to establish FAIR compliance of components and practices. Moreover, FAIRsFAIR will open up and share all knowledge, expertise, guidelines, implementations, new trajectories, courses and education needed to turn FAIR Principles into reality. The project will thus contribute to a culture change necessary to achieve wide adoption of FAIR practices within the EOSC and beyond.

The project proposal titled “FAIRsFAIR: Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe” was a response to the European Commission’s call INFRAEOSC-05-c, which sought project proposals on FAIR data uptake and compliance in support of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Governance.

The project is a pan-European collaboration of twenty-two partners, of which the following six are core partners: Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. in Finland, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the United Kingdom, Trust-IT in Italy, and the European University Association (EUA) in Belgium.


The present communication does not constitute the European Commission to a formal commitment for funding. The final decision by the Commission will only be taken at a later stage, since it depends on the finalisation of grant preparation and the rest of the selection procedure.

FAIRsFAIR “”Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe”” has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project call H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-5-2018-2019 (c), grant agreement 831558.

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