FAIR-IMPACT’s virtual clinic for potential applicants to the second open call for financial support

Online, 12 March 2024

Are you interested in applying for one of FAIR-IMPACT’s five support actions? Join then the informal virtual clinic on 12th March from 16:00-17:00 CET. During this session, you can ask the FAIR-IMPACT team questions about the support actions, eligibility, and application process. 

Please note that the application deadline for FAIR-IMPACT’s second open call for financial support is 31st March 2024. Please visit this page for more information about the webinar and financial support opportunities.

Assessing national current FAIR-enabling capabilities

Assessing National FAIR

Online, 14 May 2024

The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is a group of organisations committed to research assessment practices. CoARA focuses on activities and practices that can improve the quality and impact of research. The assessment process is primarily based on qualitative judgment, with peer review playing a central role.

This two-hour workshop will focus on research assessment to help the selected candidates draft their FAIR implementation action plan by considering the research assessment aspect.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

French Data Management Clusters

French Data Managment Clusters

Online, 4 April 2024

The workshop aims to showcase the French Data Management Clusters, highlighting their commitment to supporting research teams and delivering initial expertise in systematically managing research data. The focus will be on the Recherche Data Gouv (RDG) platform, specifically designed to help research teams organise their data effectively, in compliance with the principles of being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The platform has been developed by the French Ministry of Research, 

Registration is free but mandatory. Please confirm your presence on this page.

FAIR-IMPACT Community Event

Online, 16 January 2024

The FAIR-IMPACT project is organising an online session open to the global community of researchers, innovators and stakeholders interested in the FAIRness of data and services. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about the activities and results of FAIR-IMPACT, hear about the experiences and challenges of the teams receiving personalised support through our open calls, and participate in stimulating discussions on specific issues related to the project’s core themes.

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with a network of experts and contribute to the future of FAIRness! To learn more about this event, please visit this page.

Community Engagement: why it is key for Open Science and how to unleash it

Online, 23 November 2023.

Registration for the workshop is free but mandatory.

Transitioning to Open Science is complex. Studies have identified Community Engagement as one of the most effective strategies to encourage large-scale behavioural changes. However, in the context of Open Science, Community Engagement is often ignored or underestimated.

This workshop will explore the concept of Community Engagement and how it can effectively support the transition to Open Science. The focus will be on the International Network of Open Science and Scholarship Communities (INOSC), a vibrant network of 32 local hubs across 16 countries, comprising a community of over 2300 dedicated researchers committed to advancing Open Science. 

In the workshop, participants will learn about Community Engagement principles and their practical implementation in INOSC. Discussions will focus on adapting these principles to diverse contexts. Attendees will gain insights into effective techniques for their research communities. Join this exploration of Community Engagement’s power in fostering Open Science initiatives and gain practical tools to drive positive change.

To register for this workshop, please visit this page.

Documenting mapping community practices

Online, 24 November 2023.

Semantic artefacts such as ontologies, taxonomies, and metadata schema are essential for achieving data interoperability and implementing FAIR principles. However, interconnecting them becomes challenging due to their increasing number and varied uses. Ontology matching or alignment can help address this issue. To ensure the availability of mappings in relevant repositories, FAIR-IMPACT is organising a series of workshops to discuss issues around mappings and crosswalks and how they can become shareable and reusable.

In the first workshop of the series, ‘Why Mappings Matter and How to Make Them FAIR?’, participants will discover the techniques for mapping and how they could benefit more by making them FAIR. The discussion included methodologies, formats, tools, FAIR mapping requirements, and examples.

To register, visit this page.

EOSC Compliant PID Implementations – Practical Guidelines for Implementing Best Practices

Online, 21 November 2023.

The workshop aims to showcase tangible tools, policies, and advancements related to PIDs (Persistent Identifiers). The overview of PIDs within the EOSC framework will cover the PID policy, PID-related projects, and recent developments. During the workshop, the Compliance Assessment Toolkit (CAT) will be introduced, which aims to document, track, and query compliance with the EOSC PID policy and other criteria such as TRUST, FAIR principles, Reproducibility, GDPR, and Licenses.

The workshop will also demonstrate a series of research lifecycle workflows that show how PIDs can be integrated into these workflows. These workflows identify specific points where particular PIDs can enhance the FAIRness, credibility, and openness of research outputs. The workflows can also serve as guidance tools for creating more effective data management plans and drafting more explicit institutional policies.

An open forum will be held to discuss the current challenges hindering the adoption of PID solutions compliant with the EOSC PID policy, as well as potential solutions to address these issues. 

For more information and to register for this workshop, visit this page.

FAIR-IMPACT Webinar: Virtual Clinic for potential applicants to the first Open Call

Webinar: FAIR-IMPACT’s Virtual Clinic for potential applicants to the first Open Call.

Online, 16 May 2023.

On 16 May, FAIR-IMPACT will be hosting a webinar to address the application process for the first open call. If you are thinking about submitting an application you are invited to join the webinar informal Virtual Clinic from 15:00-16:00. During the clinic, you’ll have the chance to ask the FAIR-IMPACT team any questions you might have about the support actions, eligibility, and the application process.  

FAIR-IMPACT launched in April 2023 the first of three open calls for financial supportIn this first open call, FAIR-IMPACT encourages applications to participate in two defined support actions designed to help participants learn how to use specific tools, methods, and approaches to start (or continue) their journey to becoming more FAIR-enabling.

Registration for this Virtual Clinic webinar is free and open to all.

FAIR-IMPACT Webinar: Developing Guidelines for Metadata Collection and Curation for Research Software


Online, 23 May 2023.

The aim of this FAIR-IMPACT webinar is to present a draft of the FAIR-IMPACT guidelines for the collection and curation of metadata to archive, reference, describe and cite research software. During the webinar, taking place from 10:30 – 11:30 CEST, we will request input from participants on a Q&A document and on a shared Google doc. The guidelines were developed by the FAIR-IMPACT “Standard metadata for research software” team, with joint efforts of the other partners in the FAIR-IMPACT project and the FAIRCORE4EOSC project.

Goal of the event

During the webinar, FAIR-IMPACT will show its exploration research software landscape, showcasing different guidelines and metadata vocabularies. FAIR-IMPACT will also address the need for standardised guidelines for collecting and curating metadata for all types of research objects, not only for researchers and developers but also for reviewers/moderators and publishers who handle software in their publication workflow.

The event will survey the ecosystem of scholarly infrastructures and review existing guidelines in this area, integrating feedback from the research community. 

The goal of the webinar is to foster coordination and collaboration among various relevant projects and organisations, including the EOSC Task Forces, the CodeMeta Initiative, the FORCE11 Software Implementation WG, the joint FORCE11, RDA & ReSA FAIR for Research Software WG, the RDA Software Source Code IG, and the FAIRCORE4EOSC project, to ensure that the guidelines developed by FAIR-impact are implemented in a collaborative and integrated manner.

Furthermore,the event will identify the required minimum metadata-set to archive, reference, describe and cite research software, and verify if it can be sufficiently described to answer different reuse and reproducibility use cases. Finally, FAIR-IMPACT will discuss the normalisation efforts of CodeMeta and its crosswalk table to extend interoperability, as well as exploring possible synergies with initiatives such as FAIR Computational Workflow principles and community efforts like Bioschemas.

In conclusion, this webinar will provide an overview of the guidelines for the collection and curation of metadata to archive, reference, describe and cite research software. This webinar is the only live event to contribute to the finalisation of the guidelines, due to the EU commission at the end of June 2023.

Who should attend

The larger research software community is invited to participate and provide input, including all types of stakeholders in the scholarly ecosystem.

More information on the FAIR-IMPACT website.